Cherry or plum tomatoes (or tomatoes chopped into bitesize pieces)
Cucumber, sliced thickly or cut into bitesize chunks
Red onion, chopped into bitesize pieces (if your kids find these too 'spicy', leave them to soak in a bowl of water for 15-30 mins before draining and using to take away the sharpness)
Pitted olives (green or black)
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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? Toss the remaining chopped ingredients together for a more ‘traditional’ Greek salad and drizzle with dressing and fresh chopped herbs or a little dried oregano just before serving. To keep it portable, make sure you keep the salad ingredients (and herbs, if using) in a separate container to the dressing and add at the last minute to keep everything fresh and crisp. Chopped peppers, grilled halloumi in place of feta, chopped watermelon, croutons/torn bread or chopped celery are all great additions if you have them.
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.