Here’s simple recipe you can make with kids, using cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. It’s one of several recipes provided by Abby Reich from ChopChop magazine during her cooking demonstration on June 23, 2016.

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1⁄2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
1  small garlic clove, peeled and minced or put through a garlic press
1  8-ounce block feta cheese, cut into cubes
1  cucumber, quartered lengthwise, and cut into cubes
1 pint (2 cups) cherry tomatoes
1 cup pitted black or green olives

Put the lemon juice and zest, olive oil, mint, and garlic in the bowl and mix well. Add the feta and gently stir. Leave it to marinate while you prepare the other ingredients.

Thread the marinated feta, cucumber, tomatoes, and olives onto the skewers, alternating and arranging them however you like. (Tip: Push the skewers slowly and gently through the cheese cubes so that they won’t be inclined to crumble.)

Serve right away.

Republished with permission from ChopChop: The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families, a nonprofit quarterly magazine available in English and Spanish. For more recipes, visit