Beautiful Grilled Vegetable Skewers

One of the things that I love about social media (Facebook in particular) is that when my friends or family come across a recipe that they think might interest me, they take the time to “tag” me in their find and poof – it’s on my Facebook news feed for me to explore later. I really appreciate it when they take the time to think of me and to share with me. I don’t always have the time to go seeking out new, yummy recipes. My sisters are especially great at finding things that tickle my taste buds. (Love you guys!)

This next recipe is one such “share” – a recipe originally found on McCormick’s Grill Mate recipe page. The colors are wonderful. The entire idea of grilling an assortment of complimentary vegetables together to create a Veggie Kabob kissed with garlic infused oil is awesome. What a terrific side to your favorite summertime grilled meats such as Tri-Tip or grilled chicken. I can just imagine these smoke-kissed vegetables served along side my Garlic-Rubbed New York Steaks with Savory Tarragon Butter.

Roasted Garlic Grilled Vegetables
3 or 4 Ears of Yellow Corn
2 or 3 Yellow Squash (Depending upon size)
1 Large Red Onion
1 Large Green Bell Pepper
1 Large Red or Orange Bell Pepper
10 White Cap Mushrooms
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon McCormick Roasted Garlic and Herb Seasoning
Soak wooden skewers in water for a least 30 minutes to prevent burning on the grill.

Heat grill or build a nice bed of coals for grilling vegetables.

Clean and cut all vegetables into smaller, similar sized chunks so that everything grills up evenly. Set aside until ready to thread onto skewers.

Combine olive oil with seasoning. Whisk to combine well. Let rest while skewers are soaking to allow oil to infuse with seasoning. Give once last whisk just before using.

Tread vegetables onto wooden skewers. No two skewers need be identical. Mix things up a bit for a pretty presentation. The only thing that matters is that each skew contains at least one or two “chunks” of each vegetable.

Once vegetables are threaded onto skewers and the grill is ready, brush vegetables with seasoned oil mixture.

Place skewers perpendicular to the grates for even grilling and nice marks.

Grill over medium heat for about 12-15 minutes or until veggies are lightly charred and tender, turning as need. Brush with any remaining seasoned oil as vegetables are turned to prevent sticking and to increase flavors.

Remove from grill and serve. Can be placed on individual plates or on a nice serving platter.

Grilled Veggies (2)

Beautiful grilled vegetable skewers kissed with garlic infused oil and a hint of smokey flavor.

 

5 thoughts on “Beautiful Grilled Vegetable Skewers

  1. We tried this last night to finish off a lovely Memorial Day weekend. Although we grill veggies and even corn, never both on a skewer together. Question- how did you get the skewer through the corn? 😃

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    • Use metal skewers to create holes. The wooden skewers are really more of a presentation thing. I’ve even considered using fresh Rosemary skewers for added flavor. If you think corn won’t cook – parboil for for about 10 minutes – this will also make skewering easier.

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      • Thanks for the tip! I thought about the metal skewers but they were in our camping box and I was too lazy to pull them out. Actually the corn cooked perfectly. We just jammed them on the end of the wooden skewers. Love barbecuing veggies.!!

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      • When you said your metal skewers were in your camping box and you were just too lazy to pull them out – I had to laugh. So are mine!! I actually bought more, that’s how lazy I am.

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