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!
- 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!
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!