Grilled Vegetable Skewers

grilled vegetable skewersGrilling vegetables is nothing new but when you put them together on a skewer they transform into an eye-catching little side dish! Who could resist all those colors and combinations? They look so pretty on a platter and a little goes a long way!

I cut up all my veggies first and place them into a big bowl tossing them in a generous amount of olive oil, salt, pepper and whatever herbs I feel like using, either dried or fresh.

The more color the better, red onion, cherry tomatoes, corn, zucchini, yellow squash, multi colored peppers of red, yellow, orange and green. I like to use a Japanese eggplant when making these because it slices into nice rounds for skewering. I also added crimini mushrooms and small red potatoes into the mix. Try to keep all the slices the same size around 1 1/2 inches so everything cooks at the same pace.

grilling vegetables Assemble them in any order that appeals to you, you can get very creative with all the different colors. I parboil the potatoes just a little ahead of time so they won’t take so long to cook on the grill. Cook on a medium turning often until slightly charred and cooked through.vegetable skewersVeggie skewers are the perfect option for entertaining because you can assemble all your skewers way ahead of time, even the night before. Refrigerate until you’re ready to throw them on the grill.

grilled artichokes Of course at my house we always make extra room on the grill for my stuffed grilled artichokes, I make them pretty regularly in the summer, so easy, so good!grilled shrimp I served my veggie skewers with grilled shrimp that I marinated in olive oil, garlic, lemon zest and juice, a pinch of red pepper flakes and fresh parsley. I love those flat wooden skewers, the shrimp doesn’t move and flip around when turning, everything stays in place.shrimp skewers A touch of grilled lemon squeezed over the top was the perfect finish to the shrimp. The finishing touch on my veggie skewers will always be this, what can I say, they just go hand in hand!

Fire up your grill and make this colorful and healthy meal for your next cookout!

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  1. Linda Beam says:

    Perfect solution for my next BBQ! Love the grilled stuffed artichokes!

  2. You always manage to rev up my appetite with these gorgeous photos.

  3. So yum! What is that cute little rice cake?

  4. Thanks so much for sharing! I’m salivating….veggies, barbeque, must make….

  5. Everything you make looks so appetizing, Marie. I will be making this meal this weekend!

  6. Oh me, oh my! What a wonderful plate there to be! BUT, I’ll take the stuffed artichokes every time . . . :) !

  7. Melanie says:

    Everything looks good. The only thing on the plate that received no mention was your amazing looking orzo. Can you tell me how you prepared that?

  8. I came across your summer salad with fresh veggies, goat cheese, and a light vinegarette on Pinterest. I browsed you blog and I have to say I wish I could eat at your house!!! I LOVE that you have a “veggie issue” these veggie skewers look AMAZING! We do kebabs on the grill and my kiddos will eat veggies that way….this may be another idea to get them to eat their veggies ;)

  9. What a beautiful post, these veggie skewers are perfect summer food. I love the you have so may variations and ideas. The rice timbale is very classy touch. Complimenti! Save some for me. I’ll have barbeque with you guys anytime.

  10. A Vegetable Kaleidoscope.
    Marie, you rock veggies like no one else!
    Happy Summer Grilling!
    LL

  11. Dear Marie, This display of grilled veggies is beautiful and so eye appealing. I especially love the artichokes!
    Blessings dearest. Catherine xoxo

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