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Easy and Kids Friendly Green Salad

This Green Salad goes perfectly with about anything! It is delicious, easy to customize, and kid-friendly. 

Do you believe that salads, in general, should be easy to make, customizable, and prepared with few ingredients? If you answer yes, then this salad is perfect for you. And let’s not forget a 6-ingredient homemade dressing that is also customizable. 

Salads are an excellent accompaniment for Ground Turkey Lasagna, Roasted Chicken, and Salmon. Salads are perfect as side dishes and as full meals as well. They are refreshing and can be prepared year-round with seasoning ingredients. 

Let’s talk about kid-friendly salad recipes! If your kid is interested in cooking, this green salad is one of the easiest dishes they can prepare while you make this delicious best burger recipe they will enjoy. 

Homemade Haitian Bread Croutons with Epis
Green Salad with Homemade Haitian Bread Croutons with Epis

The ingredients needed to make this Simple Green Salad. 

  • Romaine Hearts Lettuce: one or two heads of lettuce are needed for 2 – 4 people. 
  • English Cucumber: buy one that is firm to the touch. 
  • Green Apple: one apple is needed for two servings. Adjust the quantity according to the number of servings.
  • Watercress: This ingredient is located in the vegetable area of your supermarket. 
  • Scallion: It is always best to buy scallion in a bunch because you can save and use them in other dishes and prepare your Epis (green seasoning).
  • Parsley: I use fresh parsley in most of my dishes and salads. 
green salad ingredients
green salad ingredients

The salad dressing

The dressing for this salad works well with the zesty taste of the scallion and the sweet and tart taste of the green apple. I think these two ingredients add so much flavor that you might need only to add some crunchiness or sweetness. You can also try my lemon Easy Lemon Vinaigrette or my Greek Salad Dressing

For the dressing, only six ingredients are required:

How to make this salad

  • When preparing your salad, and serving it with a homemade dressing, make sure you make the dressing first. 
  • Wash the greens and herbs and dry well. A towel paper is perfect for drying herbs. For the romaine lettuce and watercress, a salad spinner is perfect. Add the greens to a large bowl.
  • Wash the cucumber. Use a vegetable peeler to peel the cucumber. You can either remove the seedy core with a spoon or leave it. Add it to the salad. 
  • Wash the apple and either slice it thin or in chunks. Add it to the salad.
  • Toss gently to mix all the ingredients. Drizzle the dressing over the salad when ready to serve. 
Easy green salad
Easy green salad

How to customize this salad

 I love a good salad that contains scallion and watercress. Let’s go through a few ingredients that may take this salad to another level. 

  • Roasted Beets: try my recipe for roasted beets. It is super easy and super delicious. 
  • Cucumbers: English cucumbers or mini cucumbers are much better than regular cucumbers. The seeds are softer and smaller. 
  • Carrots: shredded might be best. You can also use your vegetable peeler to 
  • Cheese: Sharp cheese is a good choice for this salad.  
  • Other green leafy vegetables such as Kale, Arugula, Spinach
  • Other fresh herbs such as Tarragon, Basil, Mint, Dill, Chive, Cilantro
  • Croutons: homemade croutons are the best. They are healthier and easy to make. Try my Haitian Bread Croutons recipe prepared with Epis or green seasoning. 
  • Hard-Boiled eggs: a common ingredient in salad, it adds both texture and flavor.
  • Other types of proteins such a: Chicken, Steak, Bacon, Tuna, Shrimp, Salmon, Beans, and Peas

And let’s not forget about:

  • Sweet Peppers
  • Pepperoncini Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Nuts
  • Fresh Fruits 
  • Dried Fruits
Easy green salad
Easy Green Salad

Notes and tips to make this easy green salad

  • Buy everything fresh as the salad will be tastier and fresher.
  • Thoroughly wash the vegetables and dry them well. 
  • When ready to serve the salad, drizzle the dressing and toss gently. Add the appropriate amount of dressing; do not over-drench the salad in dressing. The salad will not be tasty to the eyes and the palate. 
  • Don’t forget to season the dressing. Salt and pepper are usually the common ingredients; garlic is a fragrant vegetable that adds beautiful flavors to salad dressing. 
  • Balance out the acidity of the dressing with honey, agave, or maple syrup. 
  • Wash and slice the cucumber
  • Wash and cut the apple
  • Add other ingredients and gently toss
  • Drizzle the salad dressing over the other ingredients and gently toss when ready to serve. 
  • Serve immediately. 
Homemade Haitian Bread Croutons with Epis

Easy and Kids Friendly Green Salad

Easy, refreshing and easy to make. Enjoy this Green Salad with your favorite main dish.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Course Salads and Veggies, Side Dish
Servings 4
Calories 114 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Hearts of Romaine Lettuce
  • 1 cup watercress
  • 1 Scallion sliced thin
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1 green apple
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped

Ingredients for the salad dressing

  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar white or red balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Prepare the dressing

  • In a small bowl or a jar, add the juice of lemon, balsamic vinegar, oil, crushed garlic, a pinch of salt, and black pepper. Shake or stir vigorously until well combined.

Prepare the salad

  • Wash the greens and herbs and dry well. A towel paper is perfect for drying herbs. For the romaine lettuce and watercress, a salad spinner is perfect. Add the greens to a large bowl.
  • Wash the cucumber. Use a vegetable peeler to peel the cucumber. You can either remove the seedy core with a spoon or leave it. Add it to the salad.
  • Wash the apple and either slice it thin or in chunks. Add it to the salad.
  • Toss gently to mix all the ingredients. Drizzle the dressing over the salad when ready to serve.

Notes

  • Buy everything fresh as the salad will be tastier and fresher.
  • Thoroughly wash the vegetables and dry them well. 
  • When ready to serve the salad, drizzle the dressing and toss gently. Add the appropriate amount of dressing; do not over-drench the salad in dressing. The salad will not be tasty to the eyes and the palate. 
  • Don’t forget to season the dressing. Salt and pepper are usually the common ingredients; garlic is a fragrant vegetable that adds beautiful flavors to salad dressing. 
  • Balance out the acidity of the dressing with honey, agave, or maple syrup. 
  • Wash and slice the cucumber
  • Wash and cut the apple
  • Add other ingredients and gently toss
  • Drizzle the salad dressing over the other ingredients and gently toss when ready to serve. 
  • Serve immediately. 

Nutrition

Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 286mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1798IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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