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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  1. says

    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!
    Alicia C. recently posted..The Very Best Classroom {#CarNatPar}

  2. says

    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! 😉
    Jenny recently posted..My Budding Chef

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