I failed so many times to convince my son to try one of my and my husband's favorite Summer dish. Got really tired of coming up with 2nd dinner just for the kid. So one day, when he was especially curious about shapes I told him he will have plate full of circles for dinner. Guess what - everything (well, except green beans) was gone! And the cute little black circles (olives, that he never ever even wanted to smell) were especially big hit, ended up asking for more and more. I hope this works on other dishes too!
Mom's version and toddler approved version