Top 10 Salad Recipes for Kids

Simple is best

Kids salad recipes should appeal to tender palates. In other words, when making salads for kids, simple is best. Use just a few ingredients - three or four is best to start with - and make sure they are ingredients the kids already like. When kids get used to eating salads, make them together. That's a great way to get kids interested in expanding their palates.

These salad recipes range from classic picnic salads to green salads to hearty salad recipes. All of these easy salad recipes are sweet, crunchy and fresh.

  • 01 of 10

    Broccoli Salad Recipe

    Broccoli Salad
    Bert Kimura/Flickr/CC 2.0

    This broccoli salad recipe has it all: sweet raisins, crunchy almonds, creamy cheese and crisp bacon. And it's all tossed in a sweet and creamy dressing the kids will adore.

  • 02 of 10

    Mustard Potato Salad Recipe

    Potato Salad
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    This is one of those easy salads you'll find yourself making all summer long. Creamy, sweet (thanks to the pickle relish) and tangy, this potato salad goes great with burgers, chicken, sandwiches, ribs, really anything!

  • 03 of 10

    Strawberry Spinach Salad

    Strawberry Salad
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    Sweet, juicy strawberries and glazed walnuts brighten up spinach in this sweet salad recipe that tastes great when strawberries are in season.

  • 04 of 10

    Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

    Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

    The Spruce

    This Italian pasta salad recipe has all the flavors you've come to love about Italian food: zucchini, red pepper, marinated artichokes, black olives and Parmesan cheese. Tossed with elbow pasta and a garlic ranch dressing it's a snap to prepare, too.

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  • 05 of 10

    Ramen Noodle Coleslaw Recipe

    Ramen Coleslaw
    Ramen Noodle Coleslaw. Leigh Beisch/Getty Images

    This is one of those easy recipes that's guaranteed to be a hit with the kids. Crispy and crunchy, this coleslaw is perfect for picnics and barbecues.

  • 06 of 10

    Waldorf Salad Recipe

    Waldorf Salad
    Waldorf Salad. Stephanie Gallagher

    This easy salad recipe has a secret ingredient: fresh chopped mint. It makes it just a little different from the typical Waldorf salad recipe.

  • 07 of 10

    Chinese Chicken Salad

    Chinese chicken salad
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    Rotisserie chicken breast, bagged lettuce greens and bottled Asian salad dressing make this salad recipe a snap to prepare. Sweet mandarin oranges, almonds, and chow mein noodles add great flavor to this hearty salad.

  • 08 of 10

    Seven Layer Salad Recipe

    Layered Salad in Glasses
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    With lots of kid-pleasing flavors, this easy salad recipe makes an appearance at lots of parties and potlucks in our house.

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  • 09 of 10

    Fruit Salad with Vanilla Pudding

    Pudding Fruit Salad
    Fruit Salad with Pudding. Stephanie Gallagher

    This refreshing fruit salad makes a perfect side dish or light dessert for picnics, barbecues and family gatherings. Kids love this salad -nd it's a snap to prepare.

  • 10 of 10

    Broccoli Slaw Recipe

    Organic broccoli sprouts and carrot slaw
    Billnoll/Getty Images

    This crunchy broccoli slaw recipe makes a great side salad for parties, picnics, and barbecues. It has a sweet and creamy dressing that appeals to kids and adults alike.