We're well into barbecue season and I always rustle up a variety of salads to go with the meat. Unfortunately, the younger Madhouse mini-testers always turn up their nose at anything with leaves in it. A couple of weeks ago, I had a brainwave - I now make the same mixed salad but just leave out the lettuce. (For the grown-ups, I put salad in a bowl, toss with vinaigrette and add these ingredients at the same time to both bowls.)
Kid-friendly salad-hater's salad
1 tin sweetcorn
1 carrot, grated
1/4 cucumber, finely diced
a handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
1 apple, cored and diced
a handful of green olives
Throw everything into a bowl - it doesn't even need salad dressing !
The great thing about this is that the kids now ask for "salad without salad" - that's got to be the first step towards convincing them they like salad !
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