Oil-Free Hawaiian Pineapple Vinaigrette over Sesame Salad Skewers 2

Oil-Free Hawaiian Pineapple Vinaigrette over Sesame Salad Skewers is sweet, salty, savory and crunchy. This healthy salad-on-a-stick appetizer is sure to wow both your plant-based peeps and omnivores alike.


There are all kinds of meats on a stick – satay, corn dogs, and meat kebabs, so I thought, what about a salad on a stick? What a fun way to get kids of all ages to eat their salad! Maybe I’ll even start a new trend for 2018 and people will be flocking to my website to learn all about salads on a stick. I’ll be all, like, famous. 


Here’s why you’ll love these sesame salad skewers with a yummy oil-free pineapple vinaigrette.


They’re fun, beautiful and delicious. Bonus…..you’ll save the planet.

Though the salad skewers do take a little time to assemble, if you’ve got kids around, this is a job that’s fun for them.  All the colors are so pretty and, after testing these in our kids cooking classes, they’re big hit.  Give everyone a mini mason jar or a little biodegradable, paper cup for their dressing so they can dip to their heart’s content. No single-use plastic ware needed! 


Oil-free pineapple vinaigrette is healthy and versatile. 

You can use this dressing as a marinade for tofu or veggies, or as a dressing for salad, pasta salad, or dip for fresh spring rolls.  Oil-free means low in fat and low in calories, so this is a great way to fill up on healthy, yummy food at the start of your meal so you’ll naturally eat less during the main dinner.  The vitamin C from the pineapple and cleansing benefits of the apple cider vinegar will help your body fight colds to stay healthy all year long. 


They’re kid, omnivore and plant-based friendly.

Nowadays it’s really challenging to entertain a big group and cover everyone’s dietary choices.  Oh, little Johnny doesn’t like any foods that aren’t round. Oh, Aunt Susie is on the vinegar diet. Oh, my boyfriend’s ex-finance’s brother is coming. He can’t eat yellow squash or mango skin.   Have someone that can’t eat anything with even natural sweeteners? Leave out the agave.  No biggie. 


Oil-Free Hawaiian Pineapple Vinaigrette

If you love sweet, savory, salty dressings and toasted sesame seeds with crunchy veggies, this simple recipe is for you. 


In our cooking classes, we had several children that wanted to drink the dressing.  In fact, one child was busted sneakily drinking several servings out of a measuring cup, which, in turn caused a flurry of requests from the rest of the children to drink the dressing.  In the name of fairness, the measuring cup was gently pried out of the child’s hand and sent to the wash sink with her slurping, pursed lips trailing the cup. On the other hand, some kids chose to forgo the “sauce” and eat the veggie skewers, naked style. I was cool with that too. 



Oil-Free Hawaiian Pineapple Vinaigrette over Sesame Salad Skewers
Serves 8
Sweet, salty, savory and crunchy - this healthy salad-on-a-stick appetizer is sure to wow both your plant-based peeps and omnivores alike!
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  1. 1 cup pineapple juice
  2. 2 Tbsp liquid aminos or coconut aminos
  3. 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  4. 2 Tbsp agave (optional)
  5. 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  6. 2 clove garlic, minced
  7. 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  8. Toasted Sesame Seeds for sprinkling
For The Optional Ingredients
  1. 2 Tbsp Tahini for creaminess
  2. Or, if you're not oil free, 1/4 cup EVOO plus 2 Tbsp Sesame oil
For The Veggie Options (Enough for 16 Skewers)
  1. Cucumbers, sliced
  2. Lettuce, chopped
  3. Red onion, peeled and chopped
  4. Avocado, seeded and cubed
  5. Pineapple
  6. Tomato
  7. Or anything you can dream up!
  1. 1. Blend dressing ingredients in Magic Bullet or small blender.
  2. 2. Cut veggies into chunks and thread onto skewers.
  3. Drizzle dressing over veggies or greens of choice. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
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Nutrition Facts for Dressing Only (With Agave)
8 2-Tbsp Servings
Amount Per Serving

Calories 35.2
Total Fat 0.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 0.8 mg
Potassium 52.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 9.1 g
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
Sugars 7.3 g
Protein 0.7 g

Vitamin A 0.0 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 2.0 %
Vitamin C 6.3 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 0.1 %
Calcium 0.7 %
Copper 1.6 %
Folate 2.0 %
Iron 0.6 %
Magnesium 1.2 %
Manganese 16.2 %
Niacin 0.5 %
Pantothenic Acid 0.4 %
Phosphorus 0.5 %
Riboflavin 0.5 %
Selenium 0.2 %
Thiamin 1.3 %
Zinc 0.3 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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