Salad Creations the entire family will LOVE

kid friendly caterpillar salad

We are starting June with a Kid-Friendly, super easy to make, Caterpillar Salad that the kids can be in charge of making.

Depending on the age, you can prep the supplies, show the kids the photo & let them create the salad for dinner or if they’re older, let them put the entire salad together themselves.

At the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club (and at my own counters) I LOVE to play with food. I believe that you can craft with food & find fun ways to make fruit & veggie even yummier!

Follow along to see what I have on this month’s menu & combine kids play with food for a whole bunch of creative fun to kick off the summer months.

If you are looking for additional kid-friendly salad ideas check out my
Salad Cyclops & Salad Sailboats.

Caterpillar Salad by Jodie Fitz

1 yellow tomato*
1 Cucumber
Baby Carrots
Mini Sweet peppers (red, yellow & orange)
Romaine Lettuce
Olive pieces, balsamic glaze or black frosting gel

Wash the baby bell peppers. Remove the top & seeds; slice the peppers.

Wash and slice the cucumber. Cut the cumber slices in half.

Wash & chop the romaine lettuce. Place it on a platter as the salad bed.

Wash the yellow tomato and place it at one end of your salad. Alternate the colors of bell pepper slices & cucumbers to serve as the body of the caterpillar. As you lay them down stagger them slightly to create the wave of the caterpillar body.

Use slices of olives to serve as the caterpillar face. You can adhere them in placed with a bit of cream cheese. Or, use a black frosting gel to add a smiley face to the yellow tomato.

Cut two slivers of carrots to serve as the antennae.

Serve with your favorite salad dressing.

*Tomatoes: I use the Wild Wonder tomato pack that you can find in your Price Chopper and Market32 Stores in the produce aisle. Their yellow tomato makes the perfect

This recipe was featured at:

The Hearth And Soul Link Party

4 Comments on “Salad Creations the entire family will LOVE”

  1. Salad’s are the best in the summertime! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Love this fun salad, Jodie! What a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen – and to get them to eat their veggies! Sharing around. Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of Hearth and Soul. Hope you will visit again this week!

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