Make these Easy Salad Kabobs for your next dinner party or an upcoming holiday! They are quick and simple to make, and so fun to eat! Your kids and family will love them!
If you've ever thought about how to present salad in a fun and unique way, this recipe is for you. Sometimes when you have guests, they are not excited to eat salad, and I get that. But with these salad kabobs, no veggies will be left untouched, I promise!
This recipe takes just 20 minutes to put together and requires no cooking. It's versatile and easy to make, yet quite impressive!
- Tomatoes: Grape or cherry tomatoes work best here. Look for small to medium-sized tomatoes that are not too ripe so they don't crush when you tread them.
- Cucumber: We like to use fresh a cucumber here, but you can also use pickles.
- Basil: We love the flavor and depth of basil, but you can also use cilantro, parsley, or fresh mint.
- Cheese: Baby mozzarella is an amazing option, but feta, cheddar, or provolone cheese will also work great.
- Olives: Whatever your favorite olives are- green, black, kalamata, etc.
How to make salad kabobs
Wash, cut, and prepare the vegetables and your herbs of choice.
To assemble the salad kabobs, alternate treading the ingredients onto the skewers. Make sure that each skewer has a bit of everything- mozzarella, tomatoes, olives, radishes, basil, etc.
You can do it in whatever order you like. Repeat until you have 12 skewers.
Transfer them to a plate and brush each one with olive oil on all sides. Then, sprinkle with a little bit of salt all over.
Finally, drizzle the balsamic glaze and serve right away!
- Choose fresh and high-quality ingredients. Make sure to use vegetables that are in season, and choose the best you can. This is a really simple recipe and the quality of your ingredients makes all the difference.
- Serve them right away. These salad kabobs are best served the day they're made. Ideally, if saved in the fridge, they can last a max of 24 hours. In that case, season them with olive oil and salt just before you're ready to serve.
- Have fun and adjust to your liking. Make this recipe your own and get creative! You can even do it with your kids or friends and everyone can add whatever they want to their skewers!
Other ingredients you can add
- Yellow cherry tomatoes.
- Hard-boiled eggs.
- Red peppers, either raw or roasted.
- Fruits such as strawberries, pineapple, etc.
- Blue cheese, if you are feeling adventurous.
- Croutons, for crunch and heartiness.
- Grilled tofu or grilled cheese.
- Cooked pasta such as penne, farfalle, tortellini, etc.
- Red onion slices.
- Marinated artichokes.
...or anything you like, really! The best part about these salad kabobs is that they are so versatile and you can add whatever you want.
If you want to add even more flavor, you can serve them with a fun dip on the side. Something like lemon dill hummus, miso tahini dressing, or white bean dip would go really well.
If you want to make this recipe into a complete meal, we suggest serving it with one of the following:
or try dipping them in this Sunflower Cream Cheese for a savory afternoon snack!
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Easy Salad Kabobs Recipe
- 12 Bamboo skewers
- A baking brush
- 24 grape or cherry tomatoes
- 24 fresh baby mozzarella balls * (use vegan cheese if needed)
- 12 green olives, pitted
- 10-15 small radishes
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup roughly chopped lettuce, any kind you like
- 10-15 basil leaves
- 2 tablespoon Olive oil, for brushing
- Salt, to taste
- 2-3 teaspoon balsamic glaze, for drizzling (optional)
- If you haven't already, go ahead and wash and prepare your vegetables.
- To assemble the kabobs, alternate treading a tomato, a slice of cucumber, mozzarella ball, an olive, a radish, some lettuce, and a basil leaf. You can do it in whatever order you like. Repeat until you have 12 skewers.
- Transfer the salad kabobs to a plate and brush with olive oil on all sides. Sprinkle a little bit of salt all over. Finally, drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve right away.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with third-party calculations without including the optional ingredients.
I made these for a birthday party and they were great. Served them with some pesto on the side and yum!