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Friday, March 14, 2014

Spinach Salad Bites

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Hello dear friends! Lately I have been really into serving food in small size portions. There is just something fun about taking a dish and de-constructing it.These little Spinach Salad Bites are a fun spin on traditional spinach salad that can be served as an appetizer or snack.. With a little dipping sauce or drizzled salad dressing, they are a great way to get kids to try new foods too. They are also a great summer time appy for when days are warm and you like to serve something that is great with iced tea or wine and doesn`t require turning on an oven. And we do have those days coming days where you don`t want to turn on the oven. Remember those? I love to serve these as an afterschool snack to my kiddos.
These little bites can be a great fun for kids to make too. And the ingredients can be changed up so that any kind of cheese or meat can be used. Although traditional spinach salads have bacon, I used a spicy salami instead to keep all of the ingredients simple. And this is a great way to "eat your greens" !

Spinach Salad Bites

Baby spinach leaves
Grape tomatoes
Spicy salami, ham, lean turkey, etc.
Boccocini or small cubes of cheese
Balsamic salad dressing, or dressing of choice, such as ranch.

To make:
1. Start with a layer of 3-4 spinach leaves. Fold over and thread on skewer.
2. Add salami, cheese, more spinach leaves and finish with a cheese cube.
3. Drizzle with balsamic dressing or serve a dipping sauce such as ranch.
4. Serve or refrigerate for a few hours until serving time.

These are so, so good and don't take a lot of time to make. They would also make a great little lunchbox item too!

Looking for more delicious spinach recipes? Try these by some of my amazing blogging friends:

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Rachael Yerkes said...

This is such a great idea, and would be perfect for a shower or other luncheon! Thanks for sharing via Thirty Handmade Days linky party.

Simply Stacie said...

Yum! What a wonderful way to get kids to eat their veggies. They would perfect to serve to a crowd too.

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos said...

Ohhh, this is a must try!! So cute!

Mommy Moment said...

I need to try these! My girls LOVE anything with skewers and we all love spinach, so I'm sure it would be a hit!

Stacey said...

YUM and super cute! The kids love anything on a skewer so these are perfect for appetizers.

Jo-Anna@APrettyLife said...

Oh yum! All my favourite things on a skewer...SO good and how easy to make! Love these Angie!

Kimberly from 'bugaboo' said...

I'm a fan of pretty much everything on skewers. :) Good idea. New follower!
bugaboo, mini, mr & me

JoKnows said...

Lovely idea! Do you promise me that the warm days are coming soon? ;)

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Wow this looks so delicious!

Melanie said...

These are such a great appetizer option - Pinned!

חתולי8 said...

I dont like spinach, but the idea of serving this way is great :)

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