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. These Salad On A Stick ideas will be great for anytime you want a crisp, delicious appetizer or lunch that’s as healthy as it is fun to eat. Salad on a stick makes a great healthy alternative to the traditional salad.
Tips On How To Prep A Salad On A Stick
What would you like on your salad on a stick? Lettuce? Tomatoes? Peppers? Mushrooms? Cucumbers?
- Take all the salad ingredients of your choice and wash them thoroughly.
- Cut them in bite size pieces.
- Take your skewer and layer on the salad ingredients.
- Be sure to rotate them! For example: first add the lettuce, then the tomato, next the mushroom and continue to rotate all your salad ingredients until your skewer is full.
How To Cut The Greens To Get Them On The Stick Easier
From my experience, to get the greens to go on the skewer easier is to cut the greens in larger squares or ribbons and then fold the lettuce or greens over itself a couple of times and then run the skewer through. It will hold together on the salad skewer longer this way.
What Kind Of Stick To Use
We normally use the metal skewers for our salads on a stick, but the wooden skewers work just as well, too. Use what you have or what works best for your family. Metal skewers are reusable and washable. Wooden skewers are generally a one time use kind of skewer.
Salad On A Stick For Kids
Kids will love the hands-on construction of putting this salad on a stick meal together. Let them have fun and create their own Salad On A Stick master piece, alternating the colors and shapes as they enjoy the textures of the different vegetables and the pride that comes with helping make dinner. They will be more likely to eat the vegetables since they help make it!
10 Different Kinds Of Salads On A Stick
They are all kinds of ways to create a salad on a stick. Your imagination is the limit! Have fun with it. Here are some variations that look delicious to try.
Here’s The Secrets To An Amazing Salad
Are you wondering some top tips for creating an amazing salad that tastes delicious and is healthy for you, too.
How Do You Create an Amazing Salad?
Are you wondering how to create a restaurant-worthy salad that will look incredible and taste amazing? Here’s the secrets chefs know.
How Do You Layer A Salad?
Did you know there are 4 layers to a composed salad?
The layers of a salad are Base, Body, Garnish, and Dressing
The Base is more often than not salad greens that line or anchors the plate where the salad will be served. The Body is the main ingredient and can consist of other greens, vegetables, another salad made from cooked ingredients such as chicken.
Garnish makes your salad beautiful, and of course a dressing adds a delicious layer of flavor.
What Is In A Healthy Salad?
Whether you are enjoying a Salad On A Stick or a traditional salad in a bowl, the healthiest salads start with dark leafy greens and incorporate vibrant colored vegetables and/or fruit. Healthy salads may also contain grains like quinoa or nuts.
A healthy salad has a dressing that’s not loaded with large amounts of oil, mayonnaise or other type of fat.
What’s Good In A Salad?
Here are some delicious healthy salad toppings.
- Chopped Raw Vegetables
- Nuts and Seeds
- Dried Fruit
- Whole Grains
- Beans and Legumes
- Fresh Fruit
- Baked Tortilla or Pita Chips
- Shredded Hard Cheeses
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Salad on a Stick Recipe
Enjoy delicious flavors with this twist on a classic salad. This is fun for camping, 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 for your Salad On A Stick 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 On A Stick 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)
Salad on a Stick
- 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
- 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)
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