Balsamic Vegetable Kebobs

Vegetable Kebobs with Balsamic and Herbs

Vegetable Kebobs with Balsamic and Herbs

I’ve been wanting to grill up some veggies for weeks now.

In fact, they’ve been on the menu for about a month, with something happening each time to prevent it from actually happening. Things like the zucchini going bad. Or the tomatoes and peppers being used in another recipe.

And each time I realize what’s happening, it’s too late.

Vegetable Kebobs with Balsamic and Herbs

But not this week. THIS week, I planned ahead. I actually had it on the menu in the beginning of the week, so that the veggies couldn’t be used for anything else.

I made sure to stock up on a bounty of veggies; mushrooms (for The Hubster), peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, and onions. I probably could have done some broccoli in there, too, but didn’t think of it until it was too late.

Actually, can you even use broccoli for a kebob?

Vegetable Kebobs with Balsamic and Herbs

We paired the vegetable kebobs with some Teriyaki Burgers. It was our very first meal that was 100% grill.

Next time we do kebobs, I’ll probably add some steak or chicken (or both) in with the veggies. That would make it an even easier dinner to pull together. One dish. One thing to pay attention to on the grill. And a whole lot less mess.

I’m also curious what other vegetables we could use. I had thoughts of potatoes (sweet or red), broccoli (is that legit?), cauliflower, and perhaps a pineapple chunk or two.

Vegetable Kebobs with Balsamic and Herbs

Vegetable Kebobs with Balsamic and Herbs
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Vegetable Kebobs Marinated with Balsamic and Herbs

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

For the Kebobs:

  • 6-10 Bamboo Skewers soaked in water for at least 30 minutes
  • 2 medium onions quartered and pulled in half
  • 1 bell pepper chopped into large chunks
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small zucchini sliced in half lengthwise and then in 3/4" chunks
  • 1 small summer yellow squash, sliced in half lengthwise and then in 3/4" chunks
  • 6-12 mushrooms we used button, rinsed and destemmed

For the marinade:

  • 1 tbs or fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbs lemon juice about 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp mustard dijon or brown
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Make the kebobs:

  1. Prep and chop veggies.
  2. Thread the vegetables onto the skewers, alternating so that each skewer has 1-2 of each vegetable. Transfer to a large baking dish.
  3. Continue to thread the vegetables until the vegetables are all gone or you run out of skewers.

Make the marinade:

  1. Combine parsley, oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper in a jar and shake like crazy to combine. (You could also mix in a small bowl with a whisk if you prefer.)
  2. Pour over vegetable kebobs and let sit for 10-15 minutes.

Grilling:

  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat and let preheat for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Optional: Oil grill grate so that the veggies don't stick.
  3. Place kebobs on grill, turning, until vegetables are browned around the edges and beginning to soften, about 5 minutes per side.
  4. Transfer kebobs to platter and serve immediately.

Allergen Information

Dairy free, gluten free, wheat free, corn free, soy free, egg free. (Could also be nightshade free by swapping out tomatoes and peppers.)
 

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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I think you could totally include broccoli and cauliflower but that the tops might just get a little extra char as they’d could faster than the stems and other veggies.

    1. You’re probably right, Sam. Perhaps it would need it’s own kebob to cook on. Either that, or pairing it with other quick-cooking veggies so that it’s all done at the same time.

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