Radishes (any colour - multicolour is even more fun to look at!), topped and tailed
Cucumber, sliced thickly or cut into bitesize chunks
Mozzarella, chopped or torn into bitesize pieces
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Recipe and photography by Claire Wright | addsomeveg.com
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.
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? Avoid any waste by slicing the leftover radishes and cucumber thinly and tossing with torn mozzarella and basil. Sprinkle with sea salt and drizzle with pesto or olive oil. It makes a great starter or side dish on a summer’s day. To keep it portable, make sure to keep the pesto or olive oil in a separate container and drizzle at the last minute.
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.
Communications Manager: After leaving Exeter University with a degree in English Literature, Claire worked in various fields ranging from youth work and charities to publishing, before starting up a food-focused website when her first child was born. After being asked to project manage the publication of Veg Power's Crowdfunder book, Claire came on board as a fully-fledged team member in 2018 to take on the role of Communications Manager, looking after Veg Power's website and social media platforms.