Stacked Sandwich Kebab

  • 10min
  • 5min
  • 2


  • 2 bread slices, cut into star shapes (making 3-4 star shapes)

  • 2 thick cheddar cheese slices, cut into star shapes (making 3-4 star shapes)

  • ½ English cucumber, thinly slices, cut into star shapes

  • 6 pieces of cos lettuce, torn

  • 6 rosa tomatoes, rinsed

  • 6 slices of smoked chicken

  • 6 round shaped pretzels, optional

Serve with

  • Plain yoghurt with a drizzle of honey

  • Water or freshly squeezed orange juice with mint

  • Fruits: Pineapple wedge, a handful of blueberries and strawberries

Also needed

  • Medium star shaped cookie cutter

  • 6 half skewers

  • Non plastic straw


  1. 1

    On each skewer, thread the star shaped bread along with lettuce and two cucumber slices. Then fold the chicken into a zig zag and thread in.

  2. 2

    Now thread in the star shaped cheese, tomato and end off with the pretzel. Pack the skewers into a lunch box.

  3. 3

    Place the fruit together in a different compartment of the same lunch box or in a smaller lunch box.

  4. 4

    Serve with the yoghurt, chilled water or orange juice with mint.

Siba’s tip…

Whenever I make my kids lunchboxes especially when they involve shapes, I am often left with left overs which I usually eat as I go along (I am sure as most moms’ do) that’s if there is any time in the morning.

If I don’t get to eating them, I keep them in a container in the fridge for later use. For instance, I grate the left over cheese, and use it for anything that requires it like a pizza.

As for the left over bread, I place it in the fridge and when the time comes for me to use it, I cut it into small pieces, season and drizzle with oil. Bake them until crispy to make croutons.

Sometime I take it step further and allow my croutons to cool down and blitz them to make flavoured bread crumbs which I use for my pasta topping. Mixed with cheese.

The great thing about this sandwich is that the cutting can be made a night before and kept in a closed container and just thread everything in the morning to save you sometime within that rush hour.