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Chef Salad Skewers

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Chef Salad Skewers

There’s something about food on a stick that both kids and adults love. These colorful skewers are packed with protein and vegetables. Use any type of skewer you have on hand; I like to use 10-inch bamboo skewers. Feel free to get creative with how you layer the ingredients on the skewers, alternating colors and textures to keep things interesting. 

 Photography: Pornchai Mittongtare; Food Styling: Claire Stancer; Prop Stylist: Robin Turk

For more about this recipe: Kid-Friendly Recipes

  • 8Servings


  • 4 thick slices Italian bread, crusts removed, and cut into 16 squares

  • 16 cherry tomatoes

  • 4 large Boston lettuce leaves, roughly trimmed into 2-inch squares

  • 4 oz. low-sodium ham, cut into cubes

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced into 16 rounds

  • 4 oz. Swiss cheese, cut into cubes

  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, shelled and cut in half

  • 4 oz. low-sodium smoked turkey, cut into cubes


Thread all ingredients onto 8 skewers, dividing ingredients equally among skewers. The following is a suggested pattern, but feel free to get creative: bread cube, tomato, lettuce leaves, ham cube, cucumber round, cheese cube, egg, turkey cube, cucumber round, lettuce leaves, bread cube, tomato.

Serve immediately, or refrigerate up to 1 day.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 190
  • Carbohydrate Content: 11 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 120 mg
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 390 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3 g
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