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24 Kid-Friendly Salad Recipes Featuring Fresh Fruit!

Summer is a fantastic time to introduce kids to all kinds of new vegetables. Visiting your local farmer’s market, starting your own garden, or having kids help in the kitchen can be great ways to get kids interested in vegetables. But just because they are interested in vegetables, doesn’t mean they’ll be willing to eat them.

So try a fresh approach, literally, and offer up all those just-picked summer veggies with a big side of fresh fruit. Here are 24 salad recipes featuring fresh fruit that might just make salad lovers out of all of us!

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    24 Kid-Friendly Salad Recipes with Fresh Fruit

    Get your kids eating salad with one of these kid-friendly salad recipes made with sweet, juicy fresh fruit!

  • Watermelon and Blueberry Spinach Salad 2 of 25
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    With heaps of watermelon and blueberries, this spinach salad is sure to go over well with even your littlest diners.
    Babble Food has the recipe
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  • Blackened Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Pepitas 3 of 25
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    This gorgeous blackened chicken salad with sweet strawberries makes for an excellent main course that's especially perfect for steamy summer nights.
    Babble Food has the recipe
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  • Barbecue Tempeh Orange Salad 4 of 25
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    For dinner tonight, try a healthy alternative to traditional barbecue with this irresistible barbecue tempeh recipe severed with bright, juicy oranges!
    Babble Food has the recipe
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  • Strawberry Salad with Candied Almonds 5 of 25
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    Candied almonds? This strawberry salad is sure to thrill the whole family.
    Babble Food has the recipe
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  • Cherry Arugula Salad with Pecans 6 of 25
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    Rich pecans and sweet Bing cherries are a winning combination in this gorgeous salad recipe.

    Babble Food has the recipe 

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  • Strawberry Balsamic Spinach Salad 7 of 25
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    Farm fresh strawberries are set off wonderfully by flavorful balsamic vinegar in this satisfying spinach salad recipe.
    Babble Food has the recipe
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  • Broccoli Slaw with Caramelized Grapefruit and Avocado 8 of 25
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    Caramelized grapefruit adds lots of tangy sweetness to this raw broccoli slaw recipe.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
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  • Avocado Mango Salad 9 of 25
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    This salad offers up the ultimate in creamy sweet flavors by pairing juicy ripe mangoes and avocados. The colorful presentation is also a great ways to catch the eye of your little one.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
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  • Blueberry Feta Spinach Salad 10 of 25
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    Salty, creamy feta is a fantastic contrast to sweet, juicy blueberries in this simple spinach salad recipe.
    Babble Food has the recipe
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  • Apple Pear Gorgonzola 11 of 25
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    Who knew that such a sophisticated salad could be so simple to make? Apples and pears add familiar flavors and a bit of sweetness, ensuring that this recipe will wow even pint-sized dinner guests. If gorgonzola is too much for tiny palates, try subbing in a milder cheese like feta or chevre.
    Babble Food has the recipe
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  • Rainbow Chard Orange Cipollini 12 of 25
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    Rainbow chard dots the markets this time of year. Kids will love the multi-colored stems, and may just learn to love the flavor too with this tasty chard salad featuring orange segments and sweet cipollini onions.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
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  • Apple Endive Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing 13 of 25
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    A creamy homemade poppyseed dressing with a touch of honey brings together crispy apples and wonderfully bitter endive.
    Babble Food has the recipe
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  • Modern Ambrosia Salad 14 of 25
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    This is definitely not your mother's ambrosia salad! Avocado is subbed in for marshmallows and contrasts beautifully with all the sweet and sour citrus.
    Babble Food has the recipe
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  • Fennel, Beet, and Blood Orange Salad 15 of 25
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    This pretty salad may not make converts of all kids, but it's a great way to introduce a variety of flavors, colors, and textures to dinnertime.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
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  • Roasted Beets with Orange and Feta 16 of 25
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    These chioggia beets have an interesting striated pattern that fascinates young imaginations. And, after a stint in the oven, they're a smoky, sweet compliment to fresh oranges.
    Babble Food has the recipe
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  • Kale Salad with Grapefruit and Pomegranate 17 of 25
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    Jewel toned grapefruit sections and pomegranate arils are a gorgeous way to dress up that old nutritional powerhouse, raw kale.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
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  • Plum and Tomato Salad 18 of 25
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    This is one of my favorite simple summer salads. The acidity of fresh plums and tomatoes mingle beautifully.
    Babble Food has the recipe
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  • Raspberry Scallop Salad 19 of 25
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    Sweet and mild, scallops are a big favorite in our house. In this creative recipe, they're served up with kid faves like avocado, mango, and raspberry. Yes please!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan 

  • Green Salad with Pears and Bacon 20 of 25
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    If in doubt, add bacon. Fresh pears don't hurt either.
    Babble Food has the recipe
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  • Purslane Salad with Cherries and Peaches 21 of 25
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    Purslane happens to be a weed and a succulent, but it's also a wonderful source of Omega-3s. It has a little more texture than everyday lettuce and holds up to all kinds of fruit. Here cherries and peaches saturate the leaves for an incredibly delicious (and surprisingly healthy) take on salad.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
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  • Plum, Beet, and Fig Salad 22 of 25
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    This gorgeous salad plays up color big time, and color can be an excellent way to introduce kids to new foods. And the adults in your house are sure to appreciate the amazing flavor combinations.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Kathy Patalsky 

  • Raw Beet Salad with Oranges 23 of 25
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    Vivid color is a kid-friendly must! Best of all, there's no stove needed for the raw beet salad with juicy oranges.
    Babble Food has the recipe
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  • Pear Salad with Walnuts and Feta 24 of 25
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    Nuts make for a particularly satisfying salad, and here they meld wonderfully with feta and fresh pear slices.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan 

  • Watercress Salad with Kumquat Dressing 25 of 25
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    This beautiful salad features tiny kumquats, which, when eaten whole can be a bit sour. Here though, they're sliced thin adding color and bursts of flavor throughout the salad.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
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