Salad skeleton

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s a great opportunity to make some ‘spooky’ plates.

Here’s a simple, fun salad skeleton that would make the perfect centrepiece at a gathering for any age group. Serve with some dip.



  • cucumber
  • carrot
  • celery
  • red capsicum

Feel free to swap in other veges you have on hand!


Step 1 Cut a skull shape from the outer section of the cucumber.

Step 2 Use a sharp knife to cut two eye sockets, a triangle hole for the nose and a rectangular indent for the mouth.

Step 3 Add some carrot arms.

Step 4 And celery makes perfect ribs!

Step 5 More carrot for the leg bones.

Step 6 Then some cucumber hands and feet.

Step 7 Add a little capsicum heart and he’s ready to serve.


Judith Yeabsley is a mum of two boys who is
passionate about healthy food for kids. Her blog
The Art of Nutrition is a popular place to find
inspiration for fun, healthy, creative food for kids
big and small. Judith describes her mission as
“how to present healthy food creatively so it is
delicious looking and impulse-creating, so kids
can’t wait to tackle the plate”. The focus is fruit, vegetables and whole
grains. The plates are designed to be made by the average time-poor
parent, in the average kitchen, using readily available ingredients and
working on a budget.

First published: Oct 2014

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