Spooky Halloween Salad Recipes

Best Halloween Salad
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Serve this salad for Halloween lunch before the kids go Trick or Treating. Ask your children to help you make this salad and share this fun Halloween story with them. Use your imagination to enhance the story.

This Spooky Halloween Salad Recipe is made by adding a scoop of cottage cheese on top of a bed of greens, mixed with a few raw vegetables. This nutritious lunch will give your little trick or treaters the energy they need to participate in the holiday festivities.

Here is a little story that you can tell while making your salad.  


Start with a Layer of Greens

First Layer a Plate of SpinachOnce upon a time there was a Kingdom of lush green leaves that covered the land. They were magical salad greens. When the children ate the greens they were transformed into unusual characters. Some became Superheroes such as Spider Man, Super Man, Bat Man and Wonder Woman. Others became a Princess, Elsa or the Lil Mermaid. A few became Ghosts and Scary Witches.

The children had fun becoming someone else for the day.

Step 2

Add a Scoop of Cottage Cheese

Scary figures began to appear in the neighborhood. There were ghosts, goblins, Jack-o-Lanterns and Witches hanging out in people’s yards. Everywhere you looked you saw evidence that something special was about to happen.

At first the ghosts didn’t have any eyes or mouths and they were bumping into everything scaring the little children.

Step 3

Make a Ghost Face

Add some carrot chips to your ghost so that they can see. Now add a big smile to make them friendly. Just for fun add an olive for the nose.

Ghosts are not scary when they are wearing a big smile.

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Step 4

Sprinkle a Layer of Fall Colors

Spooky Halloween Recipe IngredientsAs you look outside, you will see that the leaves on the trees have changed their colors. The green leaves are turning red, yellow and bright orange.

Sprinkle some color on your salad. Add some red & yellow pepper with bits of red cabbage. Red peppers add a sweet flavor to the salad.

Step 5

Sprinkle on Some Snow

Parmesan Cheese Salad IngredientWinter is about to arrive. Outside the squirrels are busy finding acorns on the ground. Watch them closely as they bury these nuts in the fallen leaves. Squirrel away a few nuts in your salad.

Soon the snow will be falling and covering the ground. Add some snowflakes to your salad.  Cheese graters are sharp so be careful and safe.

Step 6 

Enjoy Your Salad before Your Treats

Now that you have your lunch ready to eat, enjoy the colors and the flavors. Eating this salad will give you plenty of energy to visit the neighbors. As you go Trick or Treating notice the magical world around you. Do you see the ghosts and goblins? Have the leaves on the trees turned colors? And most of all, can you find any squirrels hiding their nuts before winter comes?

 Don’t forget to share your Halloween Treats with those you love.

Happy Halloween Salad IngredientsIngredients for Halloween Salad

  • Romaine Lettuce or Other Greens
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Red Cabbage
  • Red & Yellow Pepper
  • Kohlrabi
  • Radish
  • Tomato
  • Egg
  • Cucumber
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Optional Nuts
  • Optional Olives
  • Favorite Dressing

This salad is low in calories and high in nutrients.The perfect treat for little ones.


Watermelon Summer Salad

Watermelon and Berries Salad
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Watermelon Summer Salad is the perfect meal to have after a long hot summer day of work. The fresh sweet flavor of the watermelon mixed with other fruits is really delicious. Add some cheese and nuts for your protein and you have an awesome meal.

This fruit salad is a perfect blend of fresh and frozen fruit. The watermelon, raspberries and apple are all fresh. The cherries, blueberries, black berries and mangos are frozen. You can use fresh or frozen fruit- use what you have available. The watermelon can be cut ahead of time making this a quick and easy meal to prepare after work. Arranging on a platter takes a few minutes. This salad is both nutritious and delicious.

Keeping a variety of frozen fruits stocked in your freezer helps to pull together a simple salad during the summer months. All of these ingredients can be prepped ahead of time and the salad prepared just before eating.

No need to stop at a fast food restaurants when you plan ahead a little for these quick and easy salads during the week. Relax outside on your patio and enjoy this delicious meal while enjoying the sounds and sights of summer. Cleanup is simple with just a few plates and utensils to wash. This gives you enough time to take an evening walk to enjoy the fresh air.

Watermelon Summer Salad Ingredients

Watermelon Summer Salad

  • Fresh Watermelon
  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Fresh Apple Chunks
  • Fresh or Blueberries
  • Fresh or Frozen Black Berries
  • Fresh or Frozen Mangoes 
  • Fresh or Frozen Cherries
  • Wisconsin Marble Cheese
  • Pecans
  • Cashews

Substitute any of the above ingredients to create your own awesome Watermelon Summer Salad.

How to Select a Watermelon

How To Select a Watermelon

First pick up and check several watermelons. Look for a firm melon without any bruises. Pick out several that are the same size and choose the heaviest one. The heavier they are the more water they have in the inside. Select a melon that has dark green stripes and light green stripes. The green stripes should be broken as shown in the photo.

One side of the melon should have a large yellow spot, this is were the watermelon rested on the ground. If it is cream color the melon will be green, if the color is dark yellow it is over ripe. The longer the melon sat on the vine the darker the spot got. If there is no spot then choose a different melon.

Use a sharp carving knife to cut your watermelon. First cut off the ends and then cut off the rest of the skin. You can use the skin to make Pickled Watermelon Rind.

Video: How to Pick a Good Watermelon and How to Cut it Up