Health professionals often advise patients that in order to assure intake of sufficient vitamins and minerals, one must eat fruits and vegetables and complete the rainbow colors every week. Rainbow salads offer a boost of nutritional value and delicious flavors as well.
Rainbow Farro Salad (Happy Healthy Mama)
This Rainbow Farro Salad from Happy Healthy Mama is more than just a salad - it's a hearty and filling dish that's rich in vitamins and minerals. The superstar of this dish is farro - an ancient grain that's high in fiber, B vitamins and protein, and improves immunity and heart health too.
"This Rainbow Farro Salad is as beautiful as it is nutritious and delicious!"
For the salad
- 5 ounces mixed spring greens
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 cup diced red pepper
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 1 cup diced yellow pepper
- 1 1/2 cups asparagus pieces, blanched
- 1 cup chopped purple or red cabbage
- 1-2 cups cooked farro
For the dressing
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
Rainbow Broccoli Salad (Spend with Pennies)
Spend with Pennies has a recipe called Rainbow Broccoli Salad. This colorful salad is made with broccoli, red pepper, yellow pepper, carrots, and red cabbage. Make this recipe vegan by eliminating bacon and cheddar cheese. You can also substitute vegan mayonnaise for regular mayo.
"Broccoli is an incredibly diverse veggie! It can be enjoyed raw, or in a variety of dishes! In this Rainbow Broccoli Salad recipe, the veggie steals the show and entices your family to go back for a second helping of veggies!"
- 1 head broccoli
- 1 red pepper , diced
- 1 yellow pepper , diced
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese , diced
- 3/4 cup shredded or julienned carrot
- 1 cup chopped purple cabbage
- 1/4 cup sliced red onion
- 1/4 cup bacon bits
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup yogurt
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1/4 cup sugar
Rainbow Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing (Foxy Folksy)
This Rainbow Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing from Foxy Folksy is truly a wholesome treat for anyone who needs a nutrition boost. The produce that constitute the rainbow colors in this salad consists of carrots, red cabbage, mangoes, olives and romaine. The avocado dressing is just divine.
"Brighten up your day with this easy, simple recipe for Rainbow Salad with creamy avocado dressing. It beautiful…it’s colorful…it’s healthy and yummy!"
- 1 small avocado
- 1 cup yogurt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 head romaine (or green leaf or red leaf lettuce or combination of all), cut into pieces
- 1 large carrot - grated
- 1 cup pickled red cabbage
- 1 ripe mango - cut into cubes
- 1 cup olives - green or black
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
Want to create restaurant-quality salad for your family? Be sure to add the dressing to your salad just before serving. This prevents greens from being too soaked in dressing, retaining crunch and freshness.