Healthy Rainbow Vegetable Salad for Kids

Ali Segersten (author) Jul 13, 2017
Average Recipe
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes

This salad is an attractive and delicious way to encourage children to love fresh vegetables. Even picky eaters can choose to take just part of the salad that contains their favorite veggies. The creamy, dairy-free dressing makes the salad quite addictive! Use your child’s favorite fresh veggies or fruits to create the rainbow for the salad or use my combination below. The dressing recipe here is nearly identical to the Creamy Lemon-Dill Dressing recipe I posted a few years ago, with a few minor changes, so if you or your child has a sensitivity to nuts you can try this seed-based dressing.

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Healthy Rainbow Vegetable Salad with Turmeric Roasted Chickpeas



2 heads romaine lettuce chopped
2 red bell peppers diced
4 large carrots chopped
1 medium cucumbers chopped
½ red onions diced

Turmeric Roasted Chickpeas

2 cups cooked chickpeas rinsed and drained
1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoons turmeric powder
¼ teaspoons smoked paprika
¼ teaspoons sea salt
¼ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper


¼ cups raw cashew butter
¼ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
6 tablespoons water
2 cloves garlic peeled
1 teaspoons dijon mustard
½ teaspoons sea salt
freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
1 handfuls parsley