Ian’s ‘Veg Dib Dab’ Salad Sticks
Serves: As many as you like!
Prep time: 10 mins
Cherry or plum tomatoes, halved and insides scooped out
Mini mozzarella balls
Basil leaves, mint leaves and coriander leaves (or just use one)
Cooked beetroot, chopped into bitesize pieces or scooped into 'balls' with a melon baller
Carrot, thickly sliced into circles
Red/orange peppers, chopped into bitesize chunks
For the 'dib dab':
Red pepper/traditional hummus
A mix of salt, garlic powder, dried oregano and dried basil
Veg Portions / Serving: 1
Recipe and photography from Ian Taverner/Cookfulness.
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.
This salad stick is inspired by Ian’s girls and they absolutely love it, and that is what VegPower is all about, getting children eating veg!
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.
Charlotte Radcliffe RNutr