Recipe Box, Rainbow Salad

Lighten up your menu with this healthy salad

It’s almost as good as finding a pot of gold!

It’s full of a rainbow of ingredients

You can serve it buffet style and let everyone choose the ingredients they want

Or you can chop it up and mix altogether

I made an Almond Butter Dressing

It has a distinct Asian flavor

Very different and a nice change from the expected

Rainbow Salad

A rainbow of healthy vegetables and an almond butter salad dressing makes a tasty meal or side dish. Add cooked chicken to make it heartier if desired.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • coleslaw mix
  • Purple cabbage, sliced
  • Red peppers, chopped
  • baby carrots
  • Yellow peppers, chopped
  • Cucumber, sliced and quartered or spiralized
  • Baby Spinach leaves, torn
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Blueberries, washed and cleaned
  • Almond Butter Dressing
  • Buttery Almonds garnish


  • Combine veggies in a bowl and drizzle with dressing
  • Spiralize the cucumber for added interest and sub any ingredient you like, keeping the rainbow in mind. Spiralized pear, carrot, zucchini, yellow squash would be great additions also
  • Dress salad with Almond Butter Dressing and garnish with buttery almonds if desired


Plan on 1/4 cup per person of each ingredient or adjust according to your needs and preferences
Add cheese, such as bleu, white cheddar, fontina, swiss, or meat, such as cooked chicken, ham, turkey, bacon, if desired
Keyword fresh veggies, healthy salad, rainbow vegetable salad, veggie salad

Almond Butter Dressing is adapted from Love & Lemons

Almond Butter Dressing

Prep Time 10 minutes
Course condiment, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup


  • 1/2 cup Justin’s Classic Almond Butter
  • 1/4 cup Tamari or Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice { juice from 1 lemon}
  • 2 tsp. canola oil
  • 2 Tablespoon honey
  • 3 T water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 T rice vinegar


  • Combine ingredient in a jar and shake to combine. Stir almond butter into other ingredients, breaking up with a spoon if necessary.
  • You can make the dressing ahead, just let it sit at room temperature before serving
Keyword almond butter, almond butter dressing, homemade salad dressing, salad dressing

You can substitute your favorite ingredients, use tomatoes, strawberries, pears, yellow squash, anything you like and use any dressing you want.  Add meat and cheese if you like for a complete main dish salad…

Create a rainbow!

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16 Responses to “Recipe Box, Rainbow Salad”
  1. We love and eat a lot of salads Jenna. This looks pretty with all the wonderful rainbow color. The dressing sounds like one I would enjoy. And, it’s so healthy…….

  2. Cindy says:

    YUM! I am having salad today matter of fact for lunch. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. We do this a lot. The more colors the better for flavor and health.

  4. I might have to buy a plain white palette and schedule an art day with friends just to make that beautiful arrangement! I love it!

  5. Sharon Mann says:

    Now that’s my kind of meal, I eat these big salads every week! Beautiful display Jenna

  6. Jodi says:

    Beautiful and delish!!

  7. Lynn says:

    I’m ready to plant some spinach! Your salad sounds great:@)

  8. Mary says:

    A perfect rainbow of healthy ingredients Jenna! Your almond butter salad dressing sounds good enough to eat with a spoon!

  9. allisamazing says:

    Looks delicious! I love eating from the rainbow 🙂

  10. Jill Kuhn says:

    Oh, I don’t know how I missed this post! Absolutely, fabulous!! Love how colorful it is, Jenna! 💜😍💚❤️🧡 I made a salad that I hope to post this week on my blog. You inspire me! 😊

  11. Leona Course says:

    Your salads look so good and fresh! I am hungry now so you have inspired me!

  12. Miz Helen says:

    I will love your salad Jenna, the dressing will be delicious. Spring just says fresh veggies to me! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your great post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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