Toddler Approved Arugula Salad

This is a favorite dish at our house.  It is incredibly easy to make, uses very simple ingredients, and is something you can whip together in literally a minute or two.  My son loves his arugula salad and will choose it over other veggies often.

This salad is a very quick and easy recipe perfect for lunch or a dinner side, and a great way to get some extra greens into your little's day.  We usually pare it with a side of rice & beans and fruit for lunch, or on the side of our main entree during dinner.

Since it's such an easy salad to make I don't typically measure the ingredients, but I attempted to give you an idea of how much goes into the dressing.  A little goes a long way for this since arugula has such a wonderful flavor on it's own already.  Use all organic ingredients if you can.

Ingredients:

Handful of Arugula
Juice of 1/4 Lemon
1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Dash of Himalayan Salt
Dash of Pepper

Stephanie Aberlich | Toddler Approved Arugula Salad Recipe

Directions:

Stephanie Aberlich | Toddler Approved Arugula Salad Recipe

  1.  Throw the arugula in a bowl (I usually just use the bowl my child will eat out of).

Stephanie Aberlich | Toddler Approved Arugula Salad Recipe

2.  Drizzle on the olive oil.

Stephanie Aberlich | Toddler Approved Arugula Salad Recipe

3.  Squeeze on some lemon juice (don't use too much, a little goes a long way).

Stephanie Aberlich | Toddler Approved Arugula Salad Recipe

4.  Put in a pinch of salt & pepper.

Stephanie Aberlich | Toddler Approved Arugula Salad Recipe

5.  Cut up with your kitchen scissors into bite sized pieces & serve!

Toddler Approved Arugula Salad

Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Author Stephanie Aberich

Ingredients

  • 1 handful Arugula
  • Juice of 1/4 Lemon
  • 1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Dash Himalayan Salt
  • Dash Pepper

Instructions

  1. Throw the arugula in a bowl (I usually just use the bowl my child will eat out of).
  2. Drizzle on the olive oil.
  3. Squeeze on some lemon juice (don't use too much, a little goes a long way).
  4. Put in a pinch of salt & pepper.
  5. Cut up with your kitchen scissors into bite sized pieces & serve!

This salad is truly a huge favorite.  As I was taking these stock photos in my kitchen, my son was in the living room.  When he heard me cutting up the salad, he ran in and said "Arugula salad?  I want some!"

Stephanie Aberlich | Toddler Approved Arugula Salad Recipe

Curious about toddlers who eat arugula?  Check out more of my mealtime posts here to find out how to make mealtimes peaceful and healthy.

Awareness Over Perfection

The most important thing here is making this food available to your child(ren), not whether they devour it the first (or 7th) time or not.  Eat it with them, serve it up without expectations, and enjoy a meal together focused on your connections instead of the food they are eating.  For more tips on a calming mealtime, check out this post.

Tell Your Story

Does your toddler like arugula?  Was this salad a hit?  What other types of salad does your toddler love?  What simple recipes work well in your home?  Tell me in the comments.

With Harmony,

Stevie