Three Child Friendly Spring Salads

Spring Salad in Flower Shaped Muffin Cups

Spring is a wonderful time of year to create simple salad meals for lunch or dinner.  In the first muffin cup JDaniel was served a tomato and strawberry salad. The second cup contains a sweet and sour slaw. The third cup contains a carrot and raisin salad.

Each of the salads is super easy to make. JDaniel helped me grate the cucumber for the slaw and the carrots for the carrot raisin salad.

I think I  mentioned before that JDaniel is not a super huge fan of celery. I decided to serve it with a spinach dip thinking that he would spread the dip on the celery and then eat it. He really loves spinach dip. Well, he tried it on the celery and decided that he like it served on his finger instead.

The salads were a big hit with him. He inhaled them and asked for more.

How can you make the salads featured in this post?

Here are the recipes:

Strawberry and Tomato Salad

2 cups of strawberries

2 cups of grape tomatoes

2 tablespoons of honey


1. Cut the tomatoes and strawberries into small pieces.

2. Drizzle honey on the tomato and strawberry mixture.

3. Serve.

Sweet and Sour  Cucumber Slaw
2 large cucumber, finely grated
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
1. Toss all the ingredients listed above.
Carrot and Raisin Salad
4 large carrots, finely grated
2 tablespoons of mayo
3/4 cup of raisins
1. Toss all the ingredients listed above.
These salads were made to be served to JDaniel and I for lunch. You would have to double or triple the ingredients to serve these spring salad to your family.
This post is linked to Muffin Tin Monday.


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  1. says

    I’m getting hungry already when I read the recipes for your salads. I have to try the sweet and sour cucumber slaw as we don’t have strawberries here and ‘Timan’ keeps telling me that raisins are ants. 😉

  2. says

    This is brilliant! That’s a great photo! I enjoy carrot raisin salad. I’ll have to try some of the others too.

    Thanks for sharing!


  3. says

    This just put such a smile on my face when I opened your blog! That is the sweetest muffin tin idea! I also have never tried tomatoes and strawberries together. I’m not a huge fan of honey but my husband and girls are. I’ll definitely have to try this out on the next warm day we have. I think they’ll love it. Missed seeing your pretty blog while I was sick!

  4. says

    You are so creative!! I just throw down some carrot sticks on a napkin, and I wonder why they don’t want to eat their vegetables. You inspire me to try harder.

  5. says

    Your Muffin Tin Meals always look so creative and tasty! I like that this one features salads- I might need to try this on my own little veggie-phobe! Thanks for sharing!

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