Haley has always liked foods that most would consider unusual for a young kid. Runny eggs, hummus, peas. And salad. She’s a champ.
Trevor, while also a fairly great eater, has been a lot harder to convince. Although he loves sushi, so I pretty much give him a pass on everything else.
Then we’re over at my parent’s house about a year ago and my mom serves grilled tri-tip, corn, and a side salad. Trevor grimaced at the lettuce, and politely asked me if he could have fruit instead. I said, “just take a few bites.”
Well, he filled up on salad and barely had room for the actual dinner.
Leave it to Nana. I swear I thought she put the tears of unicorns in there or something.
Turns out, she had Kraft Caesar and Kraft Balsamic dressings in the fridge (because…duh), but only a little bit left in each container. Never one to waste food, she combined the two.
This has become my little go-to side salad ever since. And Trevor never asks me to substitute fruit for it.
Simple Side Salad
Prep time: 10 minutes
• 1/4 cup KRAFT Casear dressing
• 2 tablespoons KRAFT balsamic vinaigrette
• 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
• 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
• 1 cup cubed cucumber
• 1/3 cup dried cranberries
• 1/3 cup pecan halves
In a small bowl, whisk together both dressings until fully combined.
In a large bowl toss the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, cranberries, and pecans. Divide among individual plates; drizzle with some dressing and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.