National Salad Month is in May and we’re celebrating with some of our favorite salad recipes from across the web. Often dished up before dinner, a robust and satisfying salad can also be served as a family meal by itself. Made from a variety of leafy greens, vegetables, pastas, legumes, eggs, grains, fruits, or meat, salads are generally tossed in a dressing or vinaigrette and can be served hot and cold.
I have found when attempting to get my children excited about eating salads, if I use certain ingredients such as bacon or fruit as components of the salad, they are generally more enthusiastic about eating it. Having my kids in the kitchen helping me prep the elements of a salad is a great learning opportunity for them to get excited about cooking and eating healthy.
One of our most favorite salad ingredients we like to make are these baked homemade croutons. The most difficult part is preventing my kids from eating them all as a snack before they ever make it into the salad.
Without further ado, here are ten family favorite salads from across the blogosphere that are perfect for tonight’s dinner.
Don’t forget these other great salad recipes within the PBS Parents Kitchen Explorers archives.