I love salad stuffed racecars! You can take lunch or dinner to a whole new level with the kids by following a few simple steps. Pull out a mini chopper, lay out a salad buffet, let everyone add their favorite salad ingredients into it, chop it up, add a tablespoon of salad dressing & build your way to summer food fun with the easy racecar instructions below.
This month at the Price Chopper/Market 32 Kids Cooking Club we are celebrating the Produce for Kids Campaign. Stay tuned for what’s on this month’s menu as we follow along with some of the sponsors and their products. They have come together to encourage kids to eat more fruits & veggies on a daily basis. In addition, your purchases with the sponsors of this campaign at your local Price Chopper & Market 32 Supermarkets makes a difference and helps to feed local families. It’s a win-win campaign!
I’m excited to share the my Salad Stuffed Racecars made their debut on the Produce for Kids Blog. Click here to check them out. And, I hope you have fun building these veggie filled delights.
Salad Stuffed Racecars by Jodie Fitz
2 small peppers*
1 cup Fresh Express® Salad mix
1 cup Eat Smart® vegetable medley with broccoli, cauliflower & carrots
1/8 cup Seffon Farms® pistachio nuts
Price Chopper Sliced olives
1 – 2 tablespoons of Marie’s yogurt based ranch dressing
Create the Car Base: using a sharp knife, cut an oval on top of the pepper. Clean out the center & rinse the pepper. You may possibly have to shave a slight edge with a sharp knife on the exterior/bottom of the pepper so that it has a flat edge to rest on.
*Use a small pepper. Waxed Hungarian, Italian peppers or the Sunset baby bells work best.
Create wheels: Wash & slice the cucumber. Spread come cream cheese on one side of the slices you are planning to use for wheels & attach them to the sides. Note: We like the veggie garden flavored cream cheese for this recipe combo.
Fill the Racecars: In a mini chipper or food processor, chop the salad mix, vegetable medley & pistachios until chopped well. Stir in your favorite salad dressing. Fill the car base & add an olive slice for a steering wheel.