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Rainbow Salad with Yogurt Herb Dressing

Enjoy eating the colors of the rainbow with a combination of fresh and crunchy vegetables. This Rainbow Salad with Yogurt Herb Dressing is easy to make and so delicious! It is perfect for a healthy lunch or can be served on the side at dinner. This colorful salad recipe is also great to take to a summer party or backyard barbecue!
White bowl with rainbow salad

Enjoy eating the colors of the rainbow with a combination of fresh and crunchy vegetables. This Rainbow Salad with Yogurt Herb Dressing is easy to make and so delicious! It is perfect for a healthy lunch or can be served on the side at dinner. This colorful salad recipe is also great to take to a summer party or backyard barbecue!

Rainbow Salad with Yogurt Herb Dressing

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What do I need to make the Rainbow Salad with Yogurt Herb Dressing?

This colorful salad recipe and homemade dressing is very simple to make. It comes together quickly with fresh vegetables, Greek yogurt and herbs. Here is what you will need to prepare it:

  • Purple cabbage
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Mixed greens

For the Dressing:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Garlic powder
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper

Overhead photo of purple cabbage, yellow bell pepper and greens in a glass dish with Greek yogurt and fresh herbs beside it.

How do I make the Rainbow Salad?

To make this fresh and tasty salad all you need to do is prepare the vegetables. Finely shred the purple cabbage and add it to a large bowl or dish. Then, seed and slice up the yellow bell pepper and add to dish with cabbage. Next, cut cherry tomatoes in half and slice and quarter one cucumber. Add tomatoes and cucumber to dish along with two cups of mixed greens.

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Rainbow salad in a glass dish.

How do I make the Yogurt Herb Dressing?

This yogurt dressing recipe is easy to make and so delicious! All you need to do is combine plain Greek yogurt in a small bowl with lemon juice and olive oil. Measure out the herbs and whisk them in to yogurt mixture. Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Greek yogurt herb dressing in a blue bowl with a whisk in it.

Prepare the Salad

When ready to serve the Rainbow Salad, add the Yogurt Herb Dressing and toss to combine. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Pouring yogurt herb dressing over fresh vegetables.

Can I add other ingredients to this salad recipe?

Yes, there are several other ingredients that will go well in this salad! Almost any colorful fruits or vegetables can be added in. Seeds and nuts make great additions too, as well as different varieties of crumbled cheese. Here are a few ideas:

  • Pineapple, cut in cubes
  • Mango, cut in cubes
  • Sunflower or pumpkin seeds
  • Dried cranberries
  • Red and green bell peppers, seeded and sliced
  • Baby carrots, sliced in half lengthwise
  • Broccoli
  • White cabbage, shredded
  • Feta cheese, goat cheese or blue cheese, crumbled.

Tossed rainbow salad with yogurt herb dressing in a glass dish.

Are there any variations to the dressing?

Yes, there are many variations for this simple herb dressing recipe. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Leave out the yogurt: If you are dairy free or would like to make this salad vegan, leave out the yogurt and use 1/4 cup of olive oil. Whisk together with lemon juice and herbs. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Dijon mustard: Spruce up the taste of the dressing by adding in 1 to 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard.
  • Lemon zest: Brighten up the salad by adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon zest.
  • Jalapeños: Are you in the mood to spice things up: Add 1/2 of a jalapeños that has been seeded and finely diced to the yogurt mixture.
  • Fresh Herbs: Use fresh herbs instead of dried herbs or a combination of both when making the dressing. 

Can I make this salad ahead of time?

The salad can be made a few hours ahead of time, then cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. Always add dressing at the last minute before serving.

How do I store the salad?

The salad can be stored in the refrigerator in a covered container for 1 to 2 days.  If you anticipate storing the salad, it is best to only put dressing on the amount that will be eaten. Then, store remaining salad and dressing separately in the refrigerator. The dressing will last up to 5 days when stored in a container in the refrigerator.

Rainbow salad in a white bowl with a fork in it.

 

White bowl with rainbow salad

Rainbow Salad with Yogurt Herb Dressing

Enjoy eating the colors of the rainbow with a combination of fresh and crunchy vegetables. This Rainbow Salad with Yogurt Herb Dressing is easy to make and so delicious! It is perfect for a healthy lunch or can be served on the side at dinner. This colorful salad recipe is also great to take to a summer party or backyard barbecue!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rainbow Salad with Yogurt Herb Dressing
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 70kcal

Ingredients

For Salad:

  • 2 cups purple cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 yellow bell pepper seeded and sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cucumber sliced and quartered
  • 2 cups mixed greens

For Yogurt Herb Dressing:

Instructions

For Salad:

  • In a large salad bowl, add red cabbage, yellow bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and mixed greens.
  • Toss ingredients together.
  • Before serving, pour yogurt dressing on salad and toss again.
  • Serve and enjoy!

For Dressing:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, parsley, dill, garlic powder, salt and pepper until well combined.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition

Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1053IU | Vitamin C: 99mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg
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