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Helen’s Rainbow Frankfurter Salad Sticks

Helen Perks


Serves: As many as you like!

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 5 mins


Frankfurter sausages (or use a different sausage if you aren't a frankfurter fan - you'll need 1 frankfurter per 5-7 small sticks)

Cherry or plum tomatoes (or tomatoes chopped into bitesize pieces)

Yellow and orange peppers, chopped into bitesize chunks

Cucumber, cut into bitesize chunks or thick slices

Purple grapes

Fresh raspberries (or use more tomatoes for more red colour)

Veg Portions / Serving: 1


Kitchen Ninja

Recipe and photography by Helen Perks |

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.


Grill the frankfurter(s) and chop into bitesize pieces.

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’ salad and drizzle with dressing just before serving if you want. To keep it portable, make sure you keep the salad ingredients in a separate container to the dressing and add at the last minute to keep everything fresh and crisp. Grilled halloumi or tofu works well in place of the frankfurters for a veggie version, and cubed cheese, torn bread or croutons, chopped celery, chopped apple, blueberries, mixed salad leaves or pitted olives all work well as extra additions for a salad.

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.

Helen Perks

Helen Perks is a nutritional therapist specialising in digestive health, functional and lifestyle nutrition, and is working on fun nutrition-related books for children. Find her at The Hygeia Clinic.

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