Summer is here, which means LOTS of fresh salads at our house. “Salad” can be delectable, satisfying, and crave-able if you think outside the box! Be creative with color, texture, and tasty pairings. Here’s an example of a simple salad with a couple twists that results in a mouthful of yumminess.
The tasty combination of crisp grapes and creamy avocado is a must try. Not only do the sunflower seeds and micro greens add a pop of texture, they also add a pop of nutrition.
This Grape and Avocado Salad recipe can also be a great one for kids. Most kids love grapes and avocado has become a go-to for first solids foods, so even if you have picky eaters, a deconstructed version of this salad can be just the ticket.
For years my second born son had a pretty diverse palate, but he wanted his foods separate on his plate. Placing salad greens, chopped avocado, sliced grapes, micro greens, sunflower seeds, and goat cheese in their own spots on his dish with a side of olive oil and vinegar for dipping worked wonders. Now he eats them all together (except for the goat cheese) no problem.
Preparing this family friendly salad as a family makes for light work, fun together, and is another great way to encourage kids to eat it. Anytime kids participate in the prep, they are more likely to give the meal a try. Rinsing the greens, using a salad spinner to dry them, chopping avocado, and sprinkling the sunflower seeds are all tasks children can do with the appropriate skills under their belt.
- 10 cups organic mixed salad greens
- 1 avocado, chopped
- 2 cups organic grapes, halved
- 1 cup micro greens
- 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup organic feta (optional)
- Extra virgin olive oil, to taste
- Balsamic vinegar, to taste
- Gently toss mixed greens through sunflower seeds in a large salad bowl.
- Top with crumbled feta (optional).
- Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.