Irini’s Cucumber, Watermelon & Feta Salad Sticks
Serves: As many as you like!
Prep time: 5 mins
Baby cucumbers (or regular cucumber), chopped into bitesize pieces
Watermelon, cubed or balled into bitesize chunks
Feta cubes (plain or marinated in dried herbs and oil)
Veg Portions / Serving: 1
Recipe and photography from Irini Tzortzoglou | irinicooks.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’ 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, pitted olives, chopped tomatoes or cherry/plum tomatoes, croutons/torn bread or sweetcorn 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.