This dish is inspired by a Basque Pintxos recipe called Gilda. A Gilda usually consists of an olive, anchovy and pepper skewered onto a toothpick. My daughter loves olives so I thought this might be a fun way to deliver them along with some other vegetables.
Salad on a stick is a fun way to enjoy vegetables as canapés or with kids. I made these with my daughter and allowed her to choose which ingredients were put onto each skewer. Choose a few ingredients you know your children will like and mix them up with a few new ingredients in case they are feeling adventurous and want to try something they aren’t used to eating.
As we come out of lockdown we’ll be socialising and relaxing more than ever in our gardens, parks and countryside. Too often the salad gets forgotten or wasted on these occasions, with the burgers and other quick and easy finger foods taking centre stage. We also know that vegetable consumption tends to decrease in the summer months, which is another good reason for putting summer salads in the spotlight. #Saladsticks are quick to prepare, convenient to eat, fun, accessible and affordable, appealing to adults and children alike.
I’m sharing this recipe in support of Veg Power a campaign to help kids eat more veg. Share your own creation on social media with #saladsticks and tag @vegpower and me @cheftomhunt