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Plant parts salad ingredients

Plant Parts Salad

This salad is a favorite with hundreds of kids in our cooking classes! It contains all the parts of a plant: a root, fruit, seed, leaf, and stem. The honey soy dressing sets this recipe apart with a rich, bold flavor that kids love.

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Plant Parts Salad

Yield: 3-4 cups salad
Printable Recipe: Plant Parts Salad
Printable Recipe: Honey Soy Dressing
Video of the Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cucumber, cubed
  • 1/2 stem celery, diced
  • 1/4 broccoli head, chopped
  • 1/2 lettuce head, chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 Tablespoon roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup Honey Soy Dressing

Instructions for Adults

Assist children to ensure proper knife skills and safety.

Instructions for Kids

  • Using a plastic knife, cut the cucumber and celery into 1-inch cubes. Do the same with the broccoli.
  • Chop the lettuce with a plastic knife or tear by hand.
  • With the help of an adult, grate the carrot.
  • Add all the ingredients and the sunflower seeds to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add 1/4 cup Honey Soy Dressing (recipe below).
  • Toss salad with tongs to combine. Serve and enjoy!

 

Honey Soy Dressing

Yield: 1 1/4 cups salad dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons honey

Instructions for Adults

Help kids measure recipe ingredients.

Instructions for Kids

  • Measure ingredients and add them all to a jar. Screw the lid on tightly. Shake until combined, about 30 seconds or more.
  • You can store any extra dressing in the fridge. It will keep for a few weeks.

 

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