Fun Salad Butterfly

Salad Butterfly

As my parents are here visiting from the UK it’s a great opportunity to put together platters. Here’s a fun food salad plate that I made for dinner. I served it with some lettuce and home-made dressing and it was a big hit.

Simple but effective it would be perfect to serve at a gathering or for a group of children to choose veggie bits to dip at a party.

Healthy food ideas


This is so versatile as you could use any veggies you have to hand. I used:

– Celery

– Carrot

– Cherry Tomatoes

– Cucumber

– Capsicum (bell pepper)

– Olives


1. Cut the celery horizontally and use to make the outline of the butterfly wings.

Salad Butterfly - 1 outline (1 of 1)

I cheated and drew a faint outline to work to.

2. Then I added some carrot cut into circles.

Salad Butterfly - 2 carrot (1 of 1)

3. And some more at the top.

Salad Butterfly - 3 more carrot (1 of 1)

4. Then I sliced cucumber into circular shapes and then into quarters.

Salad Butterfly - 4 cucumber (1 of 1)

5. I chopped cherry tomatoes in half and used them for more detail.

Salad Butterfly - 5 tomato (1 of 1)

6. To make the body I used olives which I also cut in half.

Salad Butterfly - 6 olives (1 of 1)

And then sliced some celery thinly for the antennae.

7. To fill in the spaces I used more celery.

Salad Butterfly - 7 filling (1 of 1)

8. Then thought she needed some additional colour so added some capsicum triangles.

Cute healthy food

9. And a beautiful butterfly is born …

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