Salad sticks are a fun, attractive and engaging way to get kids more excited about veg! Perfectly portable, they are great for summer campouts, travel, picnics, lunchboxes and BBQs. Get the kids making these salad sticks this summer - it's as fun to make as it is to eat. Why not come up with your own favourite combinations and share them with us on social, tagging @VegPowerUK and #SaladSticks.

Method

Thread prepped ingredients onto skewers to make salad sticks, alternating the ingredients whichever way you like.

Serve as is or better yet, with a favourite dip.

Still got ingredients leftover? A lot of our summer salad ends up in the bin each summer in the UK. Avoid this by tossing any extra ingredients together to make a more ‘traditional’ salad, adding dressing only as you are about to serve. To keep it portable, make sure to keep the salad ingredients in one airtight container and the dressing in a separate one to avoid soggy lettuce! Croutons, cheese, cooked chicken, chopped raw peppers, pickles or chopped apple are all great additions to this salad. Alternatively, layer remaining ingredients between buttered bread slices for a BLT sandwich.

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids can really take charge here, which is part of why salad sticks are so popular with them! Make sure to prep any chopped ingredients for them, and keep an eye on their fingers around the sharp end of the skewer, but otherwise let them build it themselves. Help them with any harder ingredients.