Everyone laughed at my original suggestion of salad skewers. Well, not all of them laughed. Some of them just stared at me with blank expressions and others looked concerned for my mental state. Regardless, here I am, posting beautiful pictures of these DELICIOUS salad skewers topped with healthy homemade blue cheese dressing. HA! Bye haters.
I'm just messing, I'm not spiteful. Actually I had my doubts too, but these actually came out better than I could have imagined and I hope you and all my haters do make & enjoy them! The idea is kind of a weird one (which I got from superhealthykids.com btw). Salad... on a stick. But when you think about it some more, maybe not. Salad skewers are easy to transport, not too big, not too small, & have all the pieces of the salad you'd want so you don't have to go fishing through the salad bowl looking for the last cucumber or piece of bacon!
Once again, this is a loose recipe. You can make these with your favorite salad (maybe it's a cobb salad, or spinach & strawberry) and have fun with them!
FOR 4 SMALL WOODEN SKEWERS I USED:
- 1/2 head romaine lettuce (I used the sturdier bottom halves & saved the tops), cut into squares
- 1/4 cucumber, sliced & quartered
- 1/4 cup bell pepper cut into squares
- 3 grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 slice cooked bacon, cut into squares (a great sub or addition would be flank steak cubes!)
What to do:
Slide ingredients onto skewers. Start with romaine and then alternate others in different orders putting two or three pieces of each ingredient on each skewer. Top with a drizzle of healthy homemade blue cheese dressing (recipe below) or leave on the side for self serve/dipping.
Healthy Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
- 1/4 cup blue cheese (crumbled or cut into very small pieces)
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
- juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- cracked black pepper
- pinch garlic powder
- pinch onion powder
In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together & mash with a fork. Use an immersion blender or transfer to a blender and pulse if you'd like a smoother consistency. Thin with a splash of water until you achieve the desired dressing consistency.
- adapted from honestfare.com