Toddler-Approved Salad Suggestions

Toddler-Approved Salad Suggestions
Prep 10 mins Start to Finish 10 mins


  • One garlic clove, halved lengthwise
  • Romaine lettuce hearts, torn, washed and spun-dry
  • Carrots, peeled and coarsely grated
  • Cheese, such as cheddar or mozzarella, grated or cubed
  • Avocado, cubed
  • Cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • Grape tomatoes (preferably sweet, low-acid yellow ones), halved cross-wise
  • Salami or other lunch meat, sliced into ribbons
  • Chickpeas or other canned beans, drained and rinsed
  • Hard-cooked eggs, peeled and quartered
  • Red, yellow or orange bell pepper, seeded, cored and diced
  • Minced scallion
  • Cooked chicken or fish, sliced or flaked
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil

Make It

1. Rub a large bowl with the cut sides of the garlic clove. Add lettuce and toppings as desired.

2. Drizzle with balsamic and olive oil to taste (a standard ratio is 1 part vinegar to 3 parts oil, though your family may prefer equal amounts of each). Toss well and serve.


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