This week on our Cooking With Kids series, we’re sharing some of our favorite ingredients in a kid-friendly Antipasto Kabob Skewer Recipe. Every other week, we’ve been cooking our way through the alphabet with the Cooking With Kids A-Z series and we are up to O for Olives. My kids could eat a whole can of black olives. Combine them with garden fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and salami, and they are in antipasto heaven. To make this recipe even better, we put it all on a lollipop stick for a kid-friendly skewer recipe. And, who doesn’t love food on a stick?
Kid-friendly Antipasto Skewers
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Antipasto can contain many diferent ingredients. What is nice about this recipe is that you can modify it to meet the tastes of your family–or use what you’ve got on hand. We made our antipasto skewer kabobs kid-friendly by using one of our favorite tools- Lollipop sticks! You may have seen us use them in play or our shamrock pops. Today, we’re using them to make an eye (and mouth/arm/sibling)-friendly skewer that the kids will love.
To make your antipasto skewers, gather the ingredients you’ll use. We used garden-fresh cherry tomatoes, black olives, mozzarella cheese, and deli sliced salami.
Slice the mozzarella into strips and have the kids chop large squares. We used a regular butter knife to chop the strips of cheese into cubes.
If your kids are like mine, there will be sneaking of the olives as you cook.
Next, simply skewer the ingredients onto the Lollipop sticks. We found that first skewering the cheese cube kept the other items securely on the stick. Then add the other items. Fold the salami into quarters when you add that part. Finish up with a cube of cheese to keep all ingredients in place.
This recipe was such a hit with my kids that there requests for another round the next day. This easy antipasto recipe would be a great addition to lunchboxes or after-school snacks.
The black olives make a great snack in themselves. That is, if the kids don’t gobble them up too quickly!
Stop by and see what the other Cooking With Kids A-Z team have created using olives:
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