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Hands-On Salad

Photo: Thomas J. Story 

Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 50 mins

Serves 6

If they make it, they will likely ask for seconds. That's the theory behind this salad designed for kids to prepare, with supervision. Bring kitchen towels for drying, plastic bags, serrated plastic knives for young kids or small paring knives for older ones, and a vegetable peeler.


Nutrition Information

  • calories 72
  • caloriesfromfat 60 %
  • protein 1.4 g
  • fat 4.8 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • carbohydrate 6.9 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • sodium 202 mg
  • cholesterol 4.1 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cut off lettuce core. Swish leaves in a bowl of water to rinse. Gently shake leaves dry, then roll in kitchen towels and put in a plastic bag. Chill lettuce in cooler about 30 minutes to crisp leaves.

  2. Meanwhile, with a vegetable peeler, remove 4 long stripes of peel from cucumber. Cut cucumber piece in half lengthwise, then slice crosswise. Cut tomatoes in half crosswise.

  3. Tear lettuce into pieces, dropping them into a bowl. Add cucumber, tomatoes, and as much dressing as you like, and toss to mix.

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