Your little girls will love making this rainbow salad recipe with you because they get to pick out the ingredients. This colorful rainbow salad is perfect on a spring day, and it’s refreshing on a hot summer day.
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A Little Chef Story
I was one proud grandma that my Little Chef grand was excited about cooking and wanted her own cookbooks. My daughter said one day Little Chef picked out a recipe from one of the cookbooks and they went to the store to get the ingredients. That evening Little Chef made dinner with only a little help from her mom.
Order kids cookbooks that you think your little one will love.
Taking Little Chef to the Grocery Store
So Little Chef and I went to the grocery store the second day her parents were on their trip. Little Chef said she wanted to make this salad because it had all the rainbow colors and is healthy. She already knew most of the ingredients she wanted to use.
We headed to the produce section as she picked out every item that she wanted for her recipe. The ingredients needed to be as close as possible to the order of rainbow colors.
Little Chef liked choosing the red and green vegetables the best. Like strawberries and watermelon. Lettuce, grapes, and avocado (her fav).
The picture below shows that the indigo and violet colors were stacked pretty high. Blackberries, blueberries, grapes, cabbage.
Fresh Fruits and Raw Veggies
- Red, orange, yellow, and green bell peppers
- Cherry tomatoes
- Red, yellow, or green apples with the skin on
- Honeydew melon
Feel free to change these ingredients to your choices for the rainbow salad recipe.
You will love making this beautiful rainbow salad with your little one as I did with Little Chef. You may need to do prep work, like washing and slicing veggies. However, little girls can find fun in the prep work as well.
She arranged the salad.
We served our rainbow salad in a large rectangle glass dish. However, it would look pretty on any large platter. That’s because it’s easier to spread out.
I like to use simple disposable white trays sometimes. No need to worry about them being broken by little hands.
But it’s fun to use different colors for a more decorative look. For instance, the copper tray and platters shown here are bright and colorful. And you will make your little girl’s day by letting her use your best dishes.
This turned out to be a delicious and absolutely fun meal with the kids. Serve in fun bowls, white bowls, or whatever bowls the little chef would like to use.
Rainbow Salad Served
If you and your little chef make the rainbow salad, I would love to know how yours turns out. Use our recipe or ask your little chef to choose the ingredients.
Rainbow Salad for Kids
healthy fruit and veggie rainbow salad for kids
- 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1 cup Sliced strawberries
- 1 cup watermelon slices
- 1 cup sliced oranges
- 1 sliced banana
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 sliced yellow summer squash
- 1 cup small sliced celery sticks
- 1/2 cup broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup green grapes
- 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
- 1 sliced cucumber
- 1 large avocado slices
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup shredded red/purple cabbage
- 1 cup purple grapes
- 1/2 cup blackberries
Wash the fruits and vegetables.
Organize them in rainbow color order on the counter of table.
Place the fruits, veggies, and the cheese in order into a dish or onto a platter.
Serve in bowls.
Serve with crackers if desired.
The ingredient measurements in the recipe are approximately what Little Chef and I used but maybe not exactly. Use the amount you prefer.
Little Chef and her siblings have a most favorite food they often ask me to make. Pancakes. Check out the mini pancakes below.
Other Foods for Kids
I made this bread for my grandkids, and they liked it so very much. We had different breakfast meals out of this one. Oh so yummy good.
Thank you for visiting Kitchen Southern Hospitality. I love cooking with my little grandchildren. When I showed Little Chef this blog post being published, she took it all in and said “Wow!”
The effort you put into teaching your children and grandchildren how to cook from a young age will pay off. Some day, they’ll be the one in charge of the meals and invite you as a guest.
This rainbow salad is in Full Plate Thursday. Visit to see all the beautiful food and recipes.