Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Salad Bites on a Stick with a Creamy Parmesan Dressing

I have noticed that anything on a stick seems to be popular right now. And why not?! Everything on a stick is cuter, and more appetizing!! These salad bites on a stick that we are making today are great for a little change from a regular salad. They can be the greens for a family dinner, served at a party on a platter, or grace a buffet table. Their uses are limitless, and so are the combinations of  various items the salad bites can be made with. I went pretty basic on today's salad bites. I used cucumber, grape tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and romaine lettuce.
 Some other things I could have used are onions, carrots, celery, artichokes, bacon pieces, even salami if you want to give your salad bite an antipasto edge. There are so many more. Oh, how about cranberries, feta cheese, pecans,(if you can get them on the skewer) and spring mix. Yum!
I also made a dressing to put on the side. Creamy Parmesan! So, so good. Now, this dressing can be drizzled on the salad bites, or you could just put the creamy goodness on your plate along with a few salad bites, and then just dip your bites into it. That's how I did it.And it was gooood!
Salad Bites on a Stick

Romaine Lettuce
Grape Tomatoes
Cucumber
Cheddar Cheese (block form)
The first thing to do is to score the cucumber.
This gives the cuke a pretty look when you cut it.
Take a fork and run it down the length of the
cucumber. Then start over at the top again and 
continuing doing this until the entire cucumber is scored. 
You can't really mess it up. The deeper you dig the
prongs of the fork into the cuke, the more defined the
cut design will be. Next, just slice the cucumber into about 1/4" slices.
This is what they will look like when you are done. 
 Let's make our dressing now.  
Put 1 cup of sour cream, and 1 clove of chopped garlic
in your bowl.
 Add a 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese.
 Start mixing with a whisk and as you are doing so,
add your buttermilk a little at a time, while continually 
whisking.
Cover it and refrigerate for a couple hours 
before serving.
Cut the cheese into small blocks. Cut your cucumbers in half.
Tear the lettuce pieces into small strips.
On your skewers, thread cheese, both cucumber halves, grape
tomatoes, and lettuce pieces. 
I fold the lettuce pieces, and then fold them again. 
Here is a blurry close up.(Sorry!)
Drizzled with dressing.
Thanks for joining me today.

Tomorrow we are making Chicken Fingers with
Homemade Honey Mustard & Ranch dressing.

I hope to see you then!



4 comments:

  1. These are really fun finger food. You should submit them to isharefunfood.com They have a lot of blogger's fun food ideas!

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  2. My little guy would love having those veggie kabobs! I'd love for you to come by and show off your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a blessed day :)
    Katie

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  3. Delish ;)

    I always put veggies on little coffee stirrers for my kids, they love them, and you're right, food on a stick is definitely cute :-)

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