Rainbow Salad with Zesty Dressing

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Barbecued meat and salad goes hand in hand in my book, and nothing says summer like a vibrant, tasty salad!

You can’t argue that this salad looks like a rainbow of colour, and that’s why I’ve called it ‘Rainbow Salad’! To go with, on the side, I made a zesty dressing and served it at my Is It Summer Yet?! Barbecue

Rainbow Salad with Zesty Dressing at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Here are the ingredients for my rainbow salad – you can add or take away your own choices, as it’s all personal taste. Me, I hate celery – it never goes in a salad – blargh!

Rainbow Salad


  • rocket (arugula) leaves
  • watercress
  • baby spinach
  • romaine lettuce, shredded
  • fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • yellow, orange and red bell peppers, deseeded and sliced
  • red onions, sliced into half moons
  • cucumber, sliced into small chunks
  • baby plum tomatoes, halved or quartered

Zesty Dressing Ingredients…

  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tbsp lime juice
  • 1tbsp orange juice
  • 100ml extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place all the salad vegetables into a bowl and toss together until combined
  2. Place the citrus juice and olive oil into a bowl and whisk together, you may need to add more juice or olive oil to your taste
  3. Season with salt and pepper
  4. Serve the dressing on the side

Rainbow Salad with Zesty Dressing at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

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