Sometimes you walk in the house and your 6 & 9 year old kiddos have complete control of everything. Or they think they do.
See the other day I walked in from fly fishing lessons. Was a typical Sunday except for the fact that ALL of my knives were out. There was broccoli & cauliflower everywhere. Knives everywhere. Fingers were fine...thank goodness. Apparently they took it on themselves to prepare dinner while their dad was fixing sprinklers outside.
Not cookies for dinner. A very healthy…..Vegetable Salad.
Needless to say I was very surprised by the mess, knives & that they chose vegetables for dinner.
Goes without saying…when you let your kids have a say in food choices they might just make some dang good ones.
Try it. But please supervise the vegetable cutting.
I gave my hands a wash & took over the cutting. I didn’t want to wreck the moment for them, but I also didn’t want them to be airlifted to Durango.
I have been to that hospital enough the past 2 months (knee surgery.)
Sooooooo anywhoos….back to kids and vegetables.
They pretty much cleaned out my fridge, i’m very grateful for that!
Into their chopped veggie salad they added chopped broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, mushrooms and green onions.
To make things tasty they added Sriracha, low salt Tamari (gluten free soy sauce) and capers.
A lot of the stuff we make around here has no precise measurements.
Add what you like to this salad….take some stuff out. Throw somethin’ else in. Use seasonings to suit your tastes.
Chopped Salad Recipe Links
- Chopped Broccoli Salad with Tahini Sauce MarlaMeridith.com
- Chopped Chicken Salad To-Go Eat, Spin, Run, Repeat
- Chopped Greek Salad Use Real Butter
- Chopped Kale Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing Kitchen Riffs
- Chopped Shrimp Salad The Devil’s Food Advocate
- Zucchini Feta Cheese Chopped Salad MarlaMeridith.com
30 thoughts on “Kids Chopped Vegetable Salad”
A wonderful idea and lovely flavors!
So cute of them!! (minus the knives!) I love that they are that age and want to put spicy siracha on it! good little eaters…
I know it Heather….they surprise us sometimes huh!
Such cutie pies! I can’t believe they love the Sriracha sauce, too. It took me YEARS to warm up (no pun intended) to that stuff! Great looking salad though – I love it, Marla! I kept “just missing” you at BlogHer over the weekend – I wish we could have met!
Reaallllyyy??? How the heck did we keep missing each other. That happend lots last weekend 🙁 Hopefully we can catch up at a smaller event soon!
Hahaha, it’s like reading about my partner cooking – even when he makes a salad he uses all the cutlery and plates. But in the end everything is delicious, I can see that your kids made a great work.
Ha! Funny bout your partner. At least he goes for it!!!
this looks so healthy and fun to do with the kiddos! love all the veggies and healthy benefits 🙂
Thanks Julie…..healthy indeed!
Marla, you know I love it when kids get in the kitchen! Yes, it can be a little scary, though. =) Looks like they did a smashing job.
Aimee….I know how much you LOVE kiddos in the kitchen. It is so important that they enjoy the experience of preparing their own food!
I need to be a kid at your house b/c that bowl is filled with my faves: broccoli, cauli, and ‘shrooms!
You do Averie!! We would all have fun if you visited!
such a healthy packed salad 🙂
So great seeing you this weekend Marla! Great salad for the kids!
Same Jenny….always wonderful to see your pretty, smiling face 🙂
Love the flavor combo – and it’s healthy!!
This looks really yummy-for kids <i< and the grownups 🙂
Yup….great flavors for all of us!
Too funny that the kids took over dinner; good for them!
Certainly I was very proud of them!!!
Your kids have learned well from you!
Awwww, thanks Kirsten. I try to pass on what I can 🙂
I WISH my kids would choose that for dinner..what a gorge salad. mine would make cookies or cereal if left on their own
Ha!!! Trust me….. that happens often too!
Healthy salad by your sweet kiddos!! Bravo 🙂
Such cute kids and this salad is perfect! I would love it!
Thanks Tieghan….I am sure they would make it for you!
Oh goodness, what a delicious salad! I’m sure your kids loved this 🙂