You know what? Monday in Sydney it was 42 degrees when I got into the car to go and get the kidlets from school and preschool. That’s about 22 degrees above my functional temperature. When I get too hot, I become like an ipad, and I need to cool down before I can function. Monday, I couldn’t function. But I could salad. And you can salad too with this super easy salad. This isn’t really even a recipe, it’s a way of presenting salad. This is my sunshine salad with mustard mayonnaise dressing.
Now, if you saw on instagram while I was away earlier this month, I talked about kids who don’t like salad. Mine don’t like salad. They like all the individual elements of salad, but they don’t like salad. I don’t understand this, and I don’t think I ever want to! Anyway, so I’ve been experimenting with salads until I got to this way that we can all enjoy it together in the one dish, without having separate salads.
Here’s the salad from our holidays:
But back to the sunshine salad with mustard mayonnaise dressing- I named it this because the colours are sunny and happy! We served this salad with chicken that Mr Kidgredients cooked in the weber over charcoal. It was amazing and I was quite stunned by the amount of chicken the kids actually ate. Meanwhile, back in the kitchen, in 5 minutes I whipped up this salad, that they really enjoyed. I’ll blog what we are glazing chicken with at some stage in the future.
The important thing about this salad is to not mix it all together. We might be at a mix it all together point at some stage in the future, but we certainly aren’t there right now. So, buy putting each of the salad ingredients next to each other,the kids can take what they want….and either mix or not. The adults on the other hand can grab a big salad server and sweep left to right and get a gorgeous mixed salad, after the kids have done their selective salading. That’s the beauty of this sunshine salad with mustard mayonnaise dressing- it’s super versatile!
Sunshine salad with mustard mayonnaise dressing
Yield 4 serves
This sunshine salad isn't really a recipe, more so a way of laying out a salad, but the dressing is soooo yummy! Perfect for kids and adults alike!
- iceberg lettuce, 4 leaves, shredded
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1 cucumber, cut into dice
- 2 ears of corn, kernels removed
- 250 grams cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 3 tbps mayonnaise (either homemade or storebought)
- 1 tsp seeded mustard
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- To make the salad, start by packing the lettuce against the side of your dish. I've used a pyrex rectangular baking dish because I wanted a rectangle (to be honest a rectangle is easier than a bowl).
- Next pack the carrot...then cucumber, then corn, tomato and lastly the avocado.
- Mix the dressing by adding the apple cider vinegar to the mayonnaise to thin it out. Whisking quickly until it is runny, add the seeded mustard and whisk a minute more.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and serve. Or for super fussy kids, allow them to dress it themselves.
Cuisine modern australian