This isn’t so much a recipe but rather a brilliant little idea. In our house we call these ‘the man salad’ because they are the first thing my husband requests whenever we host a BBQ and every time they are served they are eaten by the dozen by the men and kids. In fact, you can see one of my little monkeys hovering in the background waiting to pounce…
Just one more minute Harrison!
Because they are such a novelty for the kids, they also make a quick and easy lunch during the week. My little monkeys love to be involved in the preparation too but the olives tend to go missing before they make it onto the toothpicks.
Greek salad bites
Recipe source: I spotted these in a magazine once but I don’t know which one or when
Cherry tomatoes, cut into halves or quarters
Pitted Kalamata olives, cut into halves
Continental cucumber, cut into circles then into quarters
Fetta, cut into cubes
Olive oil (optional)
Assemble salad bites on toothpicks starting with tomato wedge, then olive, cucumber and finish with fetta. Drizzle lightly with olive oil just before serving if desired.
The cherry tomatoes I used were extra large, so I cut them into quarters. If your tomatoes are small, halves will look great too.
The fetta can crumble easily so I would suggest keeping the salad bites in the fridge until just before serving. Also, don’t push the toothpick all the way through the fetta because it will break the cheese. I’ve tried both hard & soft fetta and both of them become fragile when skewered so choose one that has great flavour.