Picnic Salad Skewers Recipe
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Picnic Salad Skewers Recipe

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"These make-ahead kabobs are a fun way to serve a chilled salad," says Iola Egle of McCook, Nebraska. A homemade vinaigrette complements the tender potatoes, crisp peppers, cherry tomatoes and sliced zucchini.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 unpeeled small red potatoes
  • 8 fresh pearl onions
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 16 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese, optional


  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook for 10-13 minutes or until tender; drain. Place onions and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  2. On metal or wooden skewers, alternately thread potatoes, onions, peppers, tomatoes and zucchini. Place in a large shallow plastic container or large resealable plastic bag.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Pour over vegetable skewers. Marinate for at least 1 hour, turning frequently. Sprinkle with feta cheese if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Picnic Salad Skewers in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p53

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2010

"I substituted mushrooms for the potatoes. My husband said it was very good."

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