Recipe Box, Mardi Gras Salad

This flavorful festive salad has all the colors of Mardi Gras

with purple, gold, and green ingredients

Romaine lettuce, baby spinach, green grapes,

cucumber slices and pistachio nuts,

golden yellow peppers and mandarin oranges,

purple cabbage and red onions

Beautiful colors and vibrant flavors!

You can assemble it in the morning,

then toss it with my favorite 2 minute

Mustard Maple Vinaigrette

right before serving

Laissez le bon temps rouler!

Mardi Gras Salad

A healthy festive salad that features all the colors of Mardi Gras!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • romaine lettuce
  • baby spinach
  • green or red grapes
  • cucumber slices
  • mandarin oranges
  • yellow bell pepper
  • purple cabbage
  • chopped red onion
  • shelled pistachio nuts

Mustard Maple Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp red vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Adjust ingredient amounts for the number of servings needed
  • Tear lettuce and spinach into smaller pieces and put into a salad bowl
  • Wash, slice and halve grapes and add to salad
  • Add cucumber slices, drained mandarin oranges and diced yellow pepper
  • Cut cabbage into slices and then cut the slices into pieces and add to salad along with chopped red onion
  • Add shelled pistachios and toss with Maple Mustard vinaigrette or preferred vinaigrette
  • This salad can be assembled early in the day and refrigerated and then dressed right before serving

Mustard Maple Dressing

  • Combine ingredients in a small jar and shake to blend
  • Refrigerate leftover dressing*


Increase ingredient amounts to make a larger batch of dressing
*I like to use this at room temperature
Keyword colorful salad, healthy salad, Mardi Gras food, salad

I hope you enjoy this colorful and healthy salad!

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30 Responses to “Recipe Box, Mardi Gras Salad”
  1. Mary says:

    What a festive and healthy salad for Mardi Gras Jenna! Laissez les bons temps rouler! 💜 ⚜️💚

  2. So colorful and healthy! Perfect for this season, too!

  3. Fresh, crunchy and so colourful!

  4. If you hide a little baby in it, it will sooth the pickiest of veggie-loving revelers! Beautiful idea!

  5. Perfect for the upcoming celebrations!!!!Laissez les bon temps rouler!

  6. lghiggins says:

    Beautiful and healthy salad!

  7. Deb C says:

    Hard to believe we are almost through half of February, and I had to look at the calendar to see when Mardi Gras is. Love the colors of your healthy salad for Mardi Gras. It’s time for me to start thinking about decorating my mug for the holiday 💜 ⚜️💚

  8. BERNADETTE says:

    Composed with an artist eye. Beautiful.

  9. Nancy says:

    Tasty! Colorful! Festive! Just to name a few. And that dressing sounds delicious!

  10. lulu says:

    This is my kind of salad! I always like the addition of fruit to greens. I have Mardi Gras colors in my car’s interior lighting!

  11. thefrenchhutch says:

    My favorite meal always has a salad! I eat a lot of salads so this looks delicious. Pretty presentation…….

  12. Colorful and healthy too. The honey mustard dressing sounds yummy. Your Mardi Gras decor is so pretty.

  13. Mardi Gras isn’t a big deal in the north but I think that salad could be a big deal any time of the year. The dressing sounds very good and it’s so cheery looking. Nice presentation (and great masks!)

    • Thanks Jeanie, Mardi Gras is especially big on the Gulf coast, the town where my beach house is decorates the light posts with Mardi Gras decor and has a parade. The salad is a nice combo of different flavors and the dressing is my go to dressing, it’s great on just about any salad~

  14. The mustard maple dressings – I am going to make it today!

  15. Pattie says:

    What a great idea for a salad! It is not only beautiful, but looks delicious as well.

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