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Monster Side Salad for Kids

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Kids just love our Monster Side Salads! They’re a fun and easy way of squeezing an extra portion of veggies into kids daily diets. 

Monster side salads are super quick to make, really easy and you can get the kids to help our making them too, which means they’re even more likely to get eaten.

And salad shaped like a monster is always much easier to get kids to eat than salad in a bowl…. tiresome but TRUE!

For young kids a portion of vegetables tends to equal what they could fit in their hand so our monster side salads are a perfect little portion size.

It’s also a great way of getting kids to try out new foods and flavours as they really won’t be over-faced. 

I’ve got into a habit now of serving a monster face alongside pretty much all the kids dinners. Little parenting tip here…. mean monsters are more appealing to eat than happy ones…

salad vegetables arranged in the shape of a monster face

Monster Side Salad Ingredients

  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 baby plum tomatoes
  • 6 slices cucumber slices
  • 1 black olives
  • 1/4 red pepper strips

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How to make monster side salads

  • Just cut up the salad vegetables and make into mean monster faces!

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Make monster side salad your way

Try using any combination of veggies you like and try out new vegetables or fruits

  • Radishes
  • Peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Broccoli florets
  • Mangetout
  • Baby corn
  • Carrots – try purple carrots too if you can find them

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How to serve monster side salad

  • I’ve started to serve up a monster side salad with pretty much any dinner, as long as it’s not one with gravy… salad and gravy never go well….


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Yield: Serves 2

Monster Side Salad for Kids

Super easy side salad for kids

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 small carrot 
  • 1 baby plum tomato 
  • 6 slices cucumber 
  • 2 black olives 
  • 1/2 red pepper 


  1. Just cut up the salad vegetables and make into mean monster faces!


Remember when cutting fruit and vegetables for young children cut them length ways to avoid choking hazzard

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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monster faces made from salad vegetables. Text overlay reads "quick and easy monster side salad for kids"

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