I used to never bother preparing or expecting my kids to eat salad. Instead I would give them as a side the salad veggies such as tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers minus the lettuce. This is still often what we do. However, one day I discovered quite by accident the way to make my girls eat salad. I prepared salad for DH and I in a large bowl and left it sit out to serve ourselves from. Meanwhile the girls would sneak up and start grabbing bits from our salad. They started with their favorite tomatoes, and before long had eaten more than a serving a piece f the whole salad all because they thought they were being sneaky.
Tonight I did the same with the big bowl of salad and they happily scooped salad onto their plates, munching away on lettuce pretending to be bunny rabbits. My younger daughter had cheese on hers but no dressing while my eldest stuck to the bare salad.
Do your kids like saad? Is there anything you do to make it more appealing for them?