{Kid Friendly} Salad Snack On A Stick


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{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.

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

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.

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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!

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{Kid Friendly} Salad Snack On A Stick

Servings: 1 serving


  • 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!


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

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!

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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Joy says

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

  2. Anonymous says

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

  3. Anonymous says

    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!

    • Mary says

      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.