Honey Mustard Rainbow Salad

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This honey mustard rainbow salad features a variety of colorful vegetables and a honey mustard dressing. It is a vibrant and flavorful light meal or side dish.

This simple salad is a perfect main or side dish for any occasion. It’s colorful and crunchy. The cheddar cheese pairs will with the honey mustard dressing.

Serve lemon sorbet for dessert and end your meal deliciously.

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Honey Mustard Rainbow Salad

This Rainbow Salad has fresh carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions. However, you can substitute any produce, so use what you have on hand or your favorite fruits and vegetables. Feel free to add other ingredients, such as nuts, seeds, or dried fruit, to add texture and flavor.

I find that kids tend to eat salad better if they have seeds and dried fruit in them. They also like to eat it with their hands and dip the vegetables into the dressing. (Hey, whatever works to get veggies in their little bodies works for me!)

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The honey mustard dressing is a key component of the salad and gives it its signature flavor. It is made with a combination of honey, mustard, oil, and lemon juice. The dressing is tangy and sweet, with a creamy texture.

This popular recipe is both visually appealing and delicious. It is a healthy and refreshing option that is perfect for any occasion.

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🛒 Ingredients

The full recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and the recipe to your personal and private recipe box here on Call Me PMc. This way, you’ll never misplace it.

You can easily add a protein to this salad. Try grilled chicken or shrimp.

  • lettuce
  • grape tomatoes
  • bell peppers
  • carrot
  • cucumber
  • red cabbage
  • red onion
  • almonds
  • cheddar cheese
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Honey Mustard Dressing

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To clarify, the carrots are shredded and the cheddar cheese is cubed. This salad doesn’t have peaches or mangos, however, that would be a lovely addition.

🥗Method

Wash your vegetables really well with my Vegetable Wash. Then slice, dice, shred, and cube the ingredients.

Next, add all salad ingredients to a large salad bowl and toss.

Now, it’s time to make the salad dressing. You can actually make the Honey Mustard Dressing early if you prefer it to be cold. Plus it’ll keep in the fridge for a week and is good as a dip or on sandwiches. You may find you want to keep some made all the time. All you do is add all the dressing ingredients to a small bowl and whisk or add them to a jar, place the lid on it, and shake vigorously.

If you make the dressing beforehand, don’t add it to the salad until you’re ready to serve it. Then, simply pour it over the vegetables and toss.

Serve immediately with your favorite main dish.

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Honey Mustard Rainbow Salad

This honey mustard rainbow salad features a variety of colorful vegetables and a honey mustard dressing. It is a vibrant and flavorful light meal or side dish.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups 7.05 oz | 200 g lettuce
  • 1 cup (5.3 oz | 150 g) grape tomatoes halved
  • 2 cups (12.34 oz | 350 g) bell peppers red, yellow, &/or orange, cut in cubes
  • 1 cup 4.51 oz | 128 g carrot shredded
  • 1 cup 5.3 oz | 150 g cucumber sliced
  • 1 cup 3.13 oz | 89 g) red cabbage finely sliced
  • 1 small red onion finely sliced
  • ¼ cup (0.95 oz | 27 g) almonds chopped
  • 1 cup (4.4 oz | 125 g) cheddar cheese diced

Honey Mustard Dressing

  • ¼ cup 2.02 fluid oz | 60 ml olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  • Add all salad ingredients in a salad bowl.
    4 cups 7.05 oz | 200 g lettuce, 1 cup (5.3 oz | 150 g) grape tomatoes, 2 cups (12.34 oz | 350 g) bell peppers, 1 cup 4.51 oz | 128 g carrot, 1 cup 5.3 oz | 150 g cucumber, 1 cup 3.13 oz | 89 g) red cabbage, 1 small red onion, ¼ cup (0.95 oz | 27 g) almonds, 1 cup (4.4 oz | 125 g) cheddar cheese

Honey Mustard Dressing:

  • In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients. Pour on the vegetables. Toss.
    ¼ cup 2.02 fluid oz | 60 ml olive oil, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, ½ teaspoon sea salt, ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon parsley, 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Serve immediately with your favorite main dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 629kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 811mg | Potassium: 1355mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 16650IU | Vitamin C: 210mg | Calcium: 581mg | Iron: 3mg
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