Grilled Vegetable Kabobs – Easy on the Summer Cook

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Cook even your side dishes out of doors this summer with these tasty, quick-and-easy Grilled Vegetable Kabobs.

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs - Easy on the Summer Cook | Life as Mom

Summer hasn’t quite arrived in San Diego. But, I know it will. And when it does. Well, I won’t be able to stand the heat in the kitchen.

I well remember one summer night when I stirred a pot of spaghetti with one hand and a pot of meatballs and sauce in the other, while cornbread cooked in the oven at my feet. I was acutely reminded of the beauty of cooking outdoors. And shook my head at the bozo who planned a hot meal cooked inside on a hot summer night.

Pro tip – make your meal plans to accommodate the weather. And an even more pro trip – make your summer meals EASY. These Grilled Vegetable Kabobs are just such a dish to prepare during the summer months.

Kids may balk at the idea of vegetables, but eating food off a stick is always cool. These Grilled Vegetable Kabobs make great use of the garden bounty and fresh produce sales that you have at your disposal this summer.

Not only are these vegetable skewers quick and easy to prepare, but they are also very make-ahead, meaning that you can prepare them in the cool of the day and store them in the fridge until you’re ready to cook — outside.

Want to make your meal planning and prepping even easier? Grab this free printable meal plan that includes these Grilled Vegetable Kabobs.

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs - Easy on the Summer Cook | Life as Mom

You can use any vegetables you like, just make sure that they are veggies that will cook in about the same amount of time. If you decide to add a longer cooking vegetable, like a potato, it will need to be parbaked or parboiled before you add it to the skewer.

Prep all your vegetables in advance to make threading a quick and easy process. I used two kinds of bell peppers, two kinds of summer squash, and brown mushrooms. Clean and trim your vegetables and cut them into uniform sizes.

These are the skewers I use.

You could also use chunks of onion, cherry tomatoes, peas in edible pods, and precooked carrots or potatoes. Brushing the vegetables with a seasoned olive oil will help keep them moist and add a bit of flavor to the dish.

Serve your cooked vegetables with grilled meat and rice from the rice cooker or instant pot for a quick, easy, and low-sweat meal.

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs | Life as Mom

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Grilled Vegetable Kabobs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Cook even your side dishes out of doors this summer with these tasty, quick-and-easy Grilled Vegetable Kabobs.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: vegetable kabobs
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 76 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 1 red bell pepper cored and cut into uniform pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper cored and cut into uniform pieces
  • 1 zucchini sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 yellow squash sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 package brown mushrooms trimmed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Thread the vegetables onto metal skewers, alternating the vegetables to create a pretty pattern.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil and season it to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Brush the vegetable skewers with the seasoned oil.
  4. Cook the kabobs over a hot grill, about ten minutes, turning occasionally and brushing with more oil as needed.
  5. Cook the kabobs until the vegetables are tender.
Recipe Notes

You could also use chunks of onion, cherry tomatoes, peas in edible pods, and precooked carrots or potatoes.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Vegetable Kabobs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 619IU12%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Originally published July 7, 2011. Updated May 14, 2017.

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs - Easy on the Summer Cook | Life as Mom

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Comments

  1. Sarah says

    There’s nothing better than some fresh veggies on the grill with oil, herbs (I like basil and parsley), and sea salt. Yum!

  2. Bibi says

    I love grilled vegetables in the summer. Your kebobs look so yummy.

    Thank you for hosting. I am sharing my Potato Sausage Casserole today.

  3. those look fantastic, just a reminder that meat is not always necessary. we have a meatless meal once a week. thanks for the recipe

  4. Thank you for hosting this link-up. I always find something yummy!

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