Put a new twist on a classic with this salad recipe. Serve Salad on a Stick for a tasty, fun lunch kids and adults will love.

Salad on a Stick

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Salad on a Stick Recipe

Enjoy delicious flavors with this twist on a classic salad. This is fun for parties, a simple lunch for yourself, or a way to get kids to enjoy a healthy option.

Wash and gather all your veggies. 

Prep all the veggies by cutting the pepper into big chunks, slicing the romaine into big ribbons and halving the mushrooms.

Assemble your skewers by starting with a slice of romaine, folding it over and placing it on the skewer. Then, alternate veggies. Finish with feta if using. 

In a mini blender, combine avocado, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. Blend until combined and smooth. 

Assemble your skewers with the avocado dressing to dip on a plate and serve. Munch on the salad by dipping it into the dressing or drizzle the dressing onto each skewer. 

Makes seven skewers. 

Note: can be used with any dressing (balsamic vinegar, honey mustard etc)

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Salad on a Stick

A delicious salad alternative for kids and adults.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: America
Servings: 7
Calories: 116kcal
Author: www.theholymess.com

Ingredients

  • 7 romaine lettuce large leaves
  • 9 button mushrooms
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup feta optional
  • 7 long skewers
  • 1 avocado ripe and soft, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil

Instructions

  • Wash and gather all your veggies.
  • Prep all the veggies by cutting the pepper into big chunks, slicing the romaine into big ribbons and halving the mushrooms.
  • Assemble your skewers by starting with a slice of romaine, folding it over and placing it on the skewer. Then, alternate veggies. Finish with feta if using.
  • In a mini blender, combine the avocado, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. Blend until combined and smooth.
  • Assemble skewers with the avocado dressing to dip on a plate and serve! Munch on the salad by dipping it into the dressing or, drizzle the dressing onto each skewer.
  • Note: can be used with any dressing (balsamic vinegar, honey mustard etc)

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 372mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3140IU | Vitamin C: 32.1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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