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.

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

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

About Jessica Fisher

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  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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