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.

Method

Cut washed new potatoes into halves, or leave whole if very small. Boil in salted water until just tender. Drain and leave to cool.

Finely chop sugar snap peas into thin slices, widthways. Mix with mayonnaise and a dash of lemon juice.

In a bowl, mix the new potatoes with a small amount of mayonnaise, to lightly coat. Season with salt and pepper.

Thread the potatoes (and any extra whole sugar snaps) onto your skewers, then top with the sugar snap mayo.

Still got ingredients leftover? Toss the remaining chopped ingredients together for a more ‘traditional’ potato salad that gets a little veg in with the sugar snaps, too! Potato salad is very portable, and the sugar snaps will stay crisp for a while. Chopped peppers, cherry tomatoes, sliced spring onions, pitted green olives, lightly cooked green beans and rocket are all great additions if you have them, and up the veg content even more (potatoes are delicious and great for you, especially with the skins on, but unfortunately, they do not count as a portion of 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 and boil the potatoes 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, and let them mix up the mayo themselves, too.