Thursday, July 3, 2014

{Kid Friendly} Salad Snack On A Stick

{Kid Friendly} Salad On A Stick recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Olives, tomatoes, meats, and cheese are piled onto skewers, along with plenty of crunchy lettuce. While this one-handed salad is my idea of the perfect party food, my kids declared this one of the best lunches we've ever made. My youngest son, the child with olives on every fingertip every chance he gets, happily filled an entire skewer with olives and tomatoes.

When the California Olive Committee asked me if I'd like to share a favorite way to snack on olives, I almost laughed. I buy olives constantly, yet they don't always make it into the planned dishes. The minute my boys spy a can of olives in the pantry, they ask if we can open it for snacking. For my family, simplicity is best when olives are involved, and these salad snacks are as simple as it gets!
{Kid Friendly} Salad On A Stick recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen


COOK'S NOTE: Anything goes with this recipe. The directions are really just guidelines. My kids filled their skewers with all their favorite items. For serving a crowd, these can be made several hours in advance and kept covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

{Kid Friendly} Salad Snack On A Stick
(printable recipe)

Olives: California olives, ripe black or ripe green, extra large
Tomatoes: grape, cherry, chocolate cherry, sunburst
Cheese: ciliegine, or mini mozzarella balls, cubes of cheddar
Meats, sliced very thin: prosciutto, black forest ham, roast beef, oven roasted turkey
Greens: butter lettuce, green leaf, romaine
Wooden skewers

Thread an assortment of olives, tomatoes, cheese, meats and greens through the skewers. Pile the skewers on a tray or platter and enjoy!

{Kid Friendly} Salad Snack On A Stick recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

If you're looking for more fun olive snack ideas, check out the California Olive Committee on Pinterestyou can follow along for great snacking and mealtime ideas.

Disclosure: I was compensated for my time by the California Olive Committee, however all opinions expressed are my own. My family loves olives and would happily eat them every single day, given the opportunity!

12 comments:

  1. Mary this is a fantastic idea, I am so excited to make some!

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  2. Fabulously colourful idea - how enticing they look.

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  3. Please add me to Olives! My 4 nephews will scarf these down! Thanks, for the great idea for summer, no cooking necessary food!

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  4. I plan to brag these to my next work event!

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  5. I absolutely love this idea!!!! I am going to try it for pre-dinner salad tomorrow night :D

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  6. My family loves olives of all kinds, I am doing this to night for a fun dinner with my family & friends , Thanks

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  7. Please add me to your olive board! As a newly diagnosed diabetic, olives are my goto snack! This recipe is amazing! Thanks!

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  8. Neat idea, looks wonderful and I'm sure delicious and fun to eat, however, I'm not sure how "kid friendly" this is ... I can't imagine kids in charge of those pointy skewers!

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  9. Guess you didn't like my comment about the sharp pointy sticks ;)

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  10. My apology ... I see my comment. Thanks for posting ...

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    1. Your comment didn't bother me at all. It all depends on the child. My kids have never had issues using wooden skewers, but they aren't ideal for very young children. I always assume that a parent will use their best judgement when feeding and caring for their own children.

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  11. Looks yummy, but I think I'd just mix it all up in a bowl and forget the skewers!!

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