Whether you’re looking for a post-meal treat that won’t expand your waistline or simply hoping to serve up something light and refreshing, choosing a dessert salad over your usual cake or ice cream is a great way to give your family an unexpected surprise
Who says a salad needs to be savory and lettuce-based?
Salads are a great party food because everyone can serve themselves, whether they’ve got a wee appetite or the hunger of a lumberjack. But let’s face it: lettuce and veggies don’t always spell out P-A-R-T-Y. Know what does, though? Desserts! So we’ve married the two, natch.
The following are our five favorite dessert salads, from spiked and rainbow-colored to creamy and fruity, we’ve got you covered!
1. Spiked Rainbow Ribbon Salad
This dessert looks like an old school gelatin mold, but trust us, it’s anything but. Spiked with vodka, this salad is perfect for an adults-only evening, but you can make it kid-friendly by skipping the booze. Sure, it takes a little bit of time to get the layered effect, but it’s just so darn pretty in the end, you’ll be glad you put in the effort.