Greek Salad on a Stick

greek-salad-on-a-stick-recipe-photo-260x260-cnewman-002.jpgOf course, you could simply combine the ingredients to make a delicious salad -- but what's the fun in that? These make delightfully unusual and wholesome after-school snacks or perfectly cheerful summer appetizers. Feel free to swap in other beloved ingredients such as bell-pepper chunks or pepperoncini.

Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 12-15 kabobs


    1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint
    1 small clove garlic, pressed through a garlic press or finely chopped
    1/2 pound feta, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    1/2 an English cucumber, quartered lengthwise, then cut into chunks
    1 pint cherry tomatoes
    1 cup pitted black or green olives

  1. Stir together the lemon juice and zest, olive oil, mint, and garlic, and pour it over the feta. Leave it to marinate while you assemble and prepare the other ingredients.
  2. Now thread the ingredients onto bamboo skewers, alternating and arranging them however you like. Push the skewers slowly and gently through the cheese cubes so that they won't be inclined to crumble.