Sunday, July 10, 2016

Salad Skewers with Garlicky Herb Buttermilk Ranch Dressing


Fun and easy Salad Skewers with a creamy dressing to dip into is a great way to get kids to eat their veggies. 

My kids love anything on a stick, so they loved the idea of putting individual salad ingredients on a skewer and then dipping them into a creamy dressing.  

Ranch style dips are their absolute favorite because it's creamy and full of savory flavors.  The dressing took only 5 minutes to get ready since I used dried herbs right from my spice cabinet. 

The kids ate several skewers each happily.  Now, that is much more than I could get them to eat out of a bowl of salad.  The leftover ranch dip was perfect the next day with some carrot sticks as well.  

I love that the kids got such a kick out of making these salad skewers and eating them.  You can't beat food on a stick.  

Salad Skewers with Garlicky Herb Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Recipe by Ramona from Kitchen Simmer

Ingredients for Salad Skewers:
Iceberg Lettuce cut into bite-size wedges
Grape tomatoes
Green Peppers cut into large pieces
English cucumber cut into wedges
Carrots sliced

Ingredients for Garlicky Herb Buttermilk Ranch Dressing:
1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1 cup fat free buttermilk (**)
1 tsp granulated garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp dried parsley
2 tsp dried chives
salt and black pepper to taste

**(Note:  Adjust buttermilk to the desired texture of your dressing.  If you want it thinner, add a little more).  

Add all ingredients for dressing and allow to chill in fridge for 1-4 hours.

Prep all vegetables by washing and cutting to size.  Then skewer each ingredient on the bamboo skewer by alternating ingredients.  If carrots are difficult to skewer, keep them for the top of the skewer.  Serve immediately with dip.  Enjoy.

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