Kid Made Recipe: Crunchy Market Salad

by ParentCo. August 26, 2016

https://www.facebook.com/HelloParentCo/videos/1751244401809591/
Check out more Kid Made videos on Facebook!
School may be starting up again, but this salad keeps summer on the table! Head to the farmer's market for some late-season produce and have your budding chef toss everything together. The secret ingredient? Crunchy homemade croutons!

Crunchy Market Salad

Serves 4-6 as a main dish or 6-8 as a side Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 5-10 minutes Total time: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients:

Salad

  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • ½ cup rainbow peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup heirloom tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup scallions

Croutons

  • 3 cups day old bread, cut into cubes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Dressing

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Combine greens, peppers, tomatoes, parsley, scallions, and whatever other veggies strike your fancy in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Make the croutons! Heat a large, heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. Add a few Tbsp of olive oil, and coat the bottom of the pan. Add the bread cubes and toss continuously until the cubes are golden brown and toasted, about 5-10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Make the dressing! Whisk the garlic, salt, thyme, lemon juice and olive oil in a small bowl until blended.
  4. Put it all together! Toss the croutons with the veggies and greens, pour over the dressing, then toss again gently.
  5. Serve it up!

Recipe Notes:

Just about any veggie you can think of would be a welcome addition to this crunchy salad!



ParentCo.

Author



Also in Conversations

aerial view family members sweeping the road
No, Really, Your Kids Need to Do Chores

by Mark Oliver

As a member of the household, and in the interest of building skills that they'll need for a lifetime, your kids should be doing chores. Here's the case for why.

Continue Reading

baby playing
5 Things to Know about Baby’s First Steps

by Hannah Howard

For your little one, walking means entering a whole new stage of life, where the world is their oyster. Here’s what to know as your little one learns to walk.

Continue Reading

girl with flower
7 Mess-free Ways to Teach your Child about the Environment

by Maria Dontas

If you’re a busy parent looking for easy, dirt-free ways to celebrate our Earth with your child all year long, here are 7 fun, simple ideas to try with your family.

Continue Reading