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Kids won’t eat salad? Try this one!

Welcome to the November Carnival of Natural Parenting: Kids in the Kitchen

This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared how kids get involved in cooking and feeding. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants.

Today I’m sharing my kids’ favourite salad recipe.

You will need:

3 small or 2 medium potatoesSalad ingredients

2 medium beetroots

2 tomatoes

2 Lebanese cucumbers

3-4 gherkins (optional)

Spring onion


Sunflower oil



1) Boil the beetroot and the potatoes

2) Dice all the ingredients except the spring onion and the dill.

3) Season to taste with salt and sunflower oil.

4) Mix.

5) Chop the spring onion and the dill in a separate bowl (to be added for adults, my kids won’t eat any kind of raw onion or herbs).


How kids can help:

1) Wash the vegetables

2) Help cutting the potatoes and the beetroot.

They are very soft once boiled and easy to cut even with a blunt knife.

3) Sprinkle the salt and add oil.

4) Mix.

Cutting the beetroot


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11 Responses to Kids won’t eat salad? Try this one!
  1. Jamie S
    November 8, 2011 | 6:21 pm

    What a fun (and colorful salad.)
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  2. Phoebe @ Little Tinker Tales
    November 8, 2011 | 7:09 pm

    That looks delicious, I’m looking forward to trying it!
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  3. Caz
    November 8, 2011 | 8:30 pm

    My girls would love all those pink and reds!! Nice work – shall have to try it :)
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  4. Dionna @ Code Name: Mama
    November 9, 2011 | 12:53 am

    It must be a cultural thing, but I am ashamed to admit that I don’t regularly use at least two of those ingredients in my kitchen. I need to broaden my own horizons!!

  5. Kellie
    November 9, 2011 | 2:51 am

    I bet my son would love to make this salad. He loves all things purple. :D Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. Alicia C.
    November 9, 2011 | 3:21 am

    We’re going to have to try this out! And why did I not think to cook the potatoes whole and then let my little guy cut them up? He’s just been granted knife-using privileges (butter knife) and I sometimes have a hard time finding things that are soft enough for him to cut. Next time, I’ll try cooking the veggies first!
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  7. Jenny
    November 9, 2011 | 9:36 am

    in our case, we use my daughter’s favorite fruit as dressing – mangoes! that gets her to eat salad fast – and a lot!! oh and you’re right.. asking the kids to help prepare would make them eat more too! ;)
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  8. Kelly
    November 9, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    This looks really yummy! Definitely putting it on my list of recipes to try. :D Thanks for sharing!
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  9. Carrie @ Hazardous Design
    November 9, 2011 | 1:18 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. I’ll be making this for my husband who won’t eat salad :)
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  10. Isil
    November 11, 2011 | 1:16 am

    This looks delicious.It looks gorgeous all pink :)
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  11. Lauren @ Hobo Mama
    November 11, 2011 | 2:37 pm

    That is so interesting. I have to admit I’m a little scared of beets … but I’m growing them in my winter garden, so I guess I’d better get over it! This recipe will come in handy for sure.
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