Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Grilled Vegetable Skewers are a vibrant and healthy dish featuring a colorful array of fresh vegetables, skewered and cooked to perfection on the grill. These skewers typically include a mix of bell peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, red onions, and mushroom, all brushed with a light olive oil and herb marinade. The grilling process enhances the natural sweetness and flavors of the vegetables, giving them a slightly charred, smoky taste that’s both savory and satisfying.

Ideal for summer barbecues, picnics, or as a versatile side dish, Grilled Vegetable Skewers are not only visually appealing but also rich in vitamins and nutrients. They make a perfect accompaniment to grilled meats, fish, or can be enjoyed as a main course for vegetarians. Simple yet flavorful, these skewers add a fresh and healthy touch to any meal.


2 zucchini, sliced

1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks

1 yellow bell pepper, cut into chunks

1 red onion, cut into chunks

8 cherry tomatoes

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried thyme

Salt and pepper to taste

Wooden skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes)


Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

In a large bowl, mix olive oil, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper.

Add the vegetables to the bowl and toss to coat evenly.

Thread the vegetables onto the skewers.

Grill the skewers for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally until vegetables are tender and slightly charred.

Serve immediately.


Vegetable Selection: Use a variety of vegetables for color and flavor contrast. Bell peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, red onions, mushrooms, and even corn or ausproges work  well.

Marinade: A simple marinade of olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and herbs like rosemary, thyme, or oregano can enhance the flavor of the vegetables. Marinate for at least 15-30 minutes before grilling.

Skewers: If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling to prevent them from burning. Metal skewers are a reusable and burn-free alternative.

Grilling Tips: Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Turn the skewers occasionally to ensure even cooking and prevent burning. Vegetables should be tender with light char marks.

Cooking Time: Most vegetables will take around 10-15 minutes to grill. Be mindful of the different cooking times for various vegetables; denser ones like mushrooms and onions might take slightly longer than softer ones like tomatoes.

Serving: Grilled Vegetable Skewers can be served hot off the grill or at room temperature. They pair well with grilled meats, tofu, or can be served over rice, quinoa, or as part of a salad.

Storage: Leftover skewers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat on the grill or in a skillet for the best texture.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories: 120

Protein: 2g

Carbohydrates: 10g

Fat: 8g

Fiber: 3g

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