rainbow salad in rows on a plate

Rainbow Salad

If Rainbow Salad won’t make you eat your veggies, then what will? 🙂

I mean, who wouldn’t want to dive into this colorful goodness? Hiding beneath the rainbow is a real pot of gold…leafy spring greens. When you toss it all together, this salad makes plain old veggies wilt in astonishment.

Your friends will ask you to bring Rainbow Salad to every event when they see this baby. But, the greatest gift of all is how easy it is to create. All you do is start chopping and layering.

Your inner artist will definitely come out when you begin ‘painting’ this masterpiece.

Any vegetables will do, but the key is to dice them into small bites and line them up in rows to achieve the ‘rainbow’ effect. You’ll need a large bowl to make this happen, and a good amount of vegetables. I like to use five different types of veggies because it leaves one stripe going down the middle.

Tomatoes do well in the middle since they’re a little heavier than the rest. Start with those, and then work your way out towards the edges so everything will be even.

Put on your artist smock and go crazy with it! And, when you do, please send me pictures of your beautiful creations. 🙂

rainblow salad in rows on a plate

Rainbow Salad

  • Author: Debi~QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


If Rainbow Salad won’t make you eat your veggies, then what will? 🙂



  • 8 oz. spring mix lettuce
  • 2 cups baby carrots, diced
  • 2 cups cauliflower, diced
  • 3 cups baby tomatoes
  • 2 cups cucumbers, diced
  • 2 cups mixed sweet peppers, diced


  1. In a large bowl, begin layering by adding spring mix.
  2. On top of the spring mix, layer diced veggies by lining them up in rows.
  3. When ready to serve, provide salad tongs for mixing.
  4. Serve with your favorite choice of dressing.


Feel free to use other veggies that you like, but five seems to be the magic number.

Rainbow Salad is the perfect accompaniment to Smoked BBQ Meatloaf or Mushroom Chicken Alfredo

  • Category: Salads and Sides
  • Method: Mix by Hand

Keywords: salad, veggies, vegetables, lettuce, spring mix, carrots, cauliflower, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, dressing

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  1. Carol Tyndall

    This looks so festive! Love it.

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