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!
You can also try my other easy-to-prepare salad recipes that will surely be a hit especially during the warm weather:
- Papaya noodle salad and Australian Papaya season
- Zesty orange salad
- Chicken and veggie lunchbox pasta salad