Salad Sticks

A fun way to eat salad!
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: Kids, Vegetarian
Servings: 20 small sticks

Equipment

  • 20 small or 10 large kebab sticks

Ingredients

  • 110g cooked beetroot (chopped into chunks)
  • 20 goat’s cheese cubes (or mozzarella pearls; drained)
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (halved; we used red, orange and yellow tomatoes)
  • 4-5 mini cucumbers (thickly sliced or 150g regular cucumber chopped into chunks)
  • 2 handfuls of salad leaves of your choice
  • 1 avocado (peeled, destoned and cut into cubes)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (optional)
  • Seasoning of black pepper (optional)

Instructions

  • Ensure all the salad ingredients are washed and prepared as stated above.
  • Coat the avocado pieces in the lemon juice to stop them from browning and set aside.
  • Take a few salad leaves into your hands and roll them together. Thread this through the kebab stick.
  • Then thread a piece of the cucumber, tomato, and avocado, leaving room for the beetroot and cheese.
  • Repeat steps 3 & 4 until all the sticks are done.
  • Now, add a beetroot piece to each of the sticks. Once completed, wash and dry your hands thoroughly as beetroot colours the skin.
  • Top each of the salad sticks with a goat’s cheese cube (or mozzarella pearl).
  • If you are using large sticks, repeat steps 3-7 on each of the sticks.
  • If you wish, finish the salad sticks with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some cracked black pepper.
  • Serve and let everyone help themselves. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips:

  • Using a serrated or shape cutter can make it fun and appealing for kids.
  • Using different coloured cherry tomatoes adds to the variety of colours.
  • Always be sure to wash your hands after touching the beetroot.
  • You can also swap the olive oil for a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
  • This recipe is perfect for snacks, parties and picnics.
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