Recipe Box, Rainbow Salad

One of the recipes on my Paint Bucket list this month is

Rainbow Noodle Salad with Almond Ginger Dressing

I think the reason it caught my eye is

that I have made a similar salad and loved it!

The dressing is made with Almond Butter

and you will be whipping this up often!

There’s an old adage “You eat with your eyes first”

and this salad full of a rainbow of colors is instantly pleasing

It is a great way to lighten up your menu

and eat a variety of healthy vegetables, berries and nuts

The salad base is coleslaw mix and fresh spinach

topped with baby carrots, sliced cucumber, chopped sweet peppers,

blueberries, dried cranberries and almonds

You can add grilled or rotisserie chicken to make it heartier if desired

The dressing is made with things you probably have in your pantry

Almond butter, honey, soy sauce {or tamari}

garlic, canola oil, ginger, lemon juice, salt & pepper

Top the salad with Sliced Almonds for a flavorful garnish

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

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


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25 Responses to “Recipe Box, Rainbow Salad”
  1. That dressing sounds really exciting…creamy, nutty and so versatile. Love your cute pineapple wood bowl.

  2. Rita C. says:

    This does look and sounds really good! I’m going to pin this one and share it with my daughter who’s having a hard time consuming fruits and veggies in an appealing way for baby! Thanks!

  3. Mary says:

    Colorful and healthy too Jenna! Checking to see to make sure you’re OK after the tornadoes and storms rolling through Alabama overnight. Hope you’re safe and damage free. ♥

    • Thank you Mary, scary day but we were lucky, the damage was north of metro Birmingham, and further south in Selma and Clanton. Schools and businesses closed at noon, so most people were home.

  4. Jenna, beautiful and colorful salad! I hope you didn’t have any damage last night. It was a long day and night. The storm passed us around 11 PM. Prayers for all those who lost their homes and for those who will be facing the storms today!

  5. Martha says:

    So healthy and delicious!

  6. Love your palette! I will definitely have to try that dressing.

  7. ROY G. BIV. Ah, I love that palette photo — it was the first thing I thought of when I saw the title of the post. A delicious, pretty looking salad. Thanks for the dressing recipe, too. I always have trouble with dressing.

  8. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Yum! We actually have almond butter in the pantry. Very pretty salad, too!

  9. lulu says:

    I agree that our eyes play a big part in how we enjoy food. With its combination of colors this recipe appeals from the get go.

  10. thefrenchhutch says:

    I love this salad and I love all the colors and healthy ingredients. Lovely how you photographed it. The dressing sounds delicious…….

  11. Kitty says:

    Mmmmm this is so colorful and sounds so healthy, Jenna! It’s another winner!

  12. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. We appreciate your shares. They have been Tweeted Pinned. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  13. mhhwarmcozy says:

    Eat the color of the rainbow and you will be in great shape! The salad dressing sounds delish.
    Thanks for sharing all your posts at the Friday with Friends Link Party.

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