These easy vegetable kabobs are a must for any BBQ! Serve them up as a side dish or as a meal all on their own! They are as colorful as they are delicious!
Easy Vegetable Kabobs Are The Perfect Side
I’m fairly certain I consumed zero vegetables between the time I moved out of my mom’s house and the time I had kids. Unless you count french fries and corn chips as vegetables….then I ate a LOT of vegetables.
I lived on carbs, dairy, protein, and beer. No wonder I packed on the “Freshman 15” during all 4 years of college. Sure I exercised, but not enough to counteract my poor diet choices.
It wasn’t until I started cooking as a newlywed that I remembered that the food pyramid existed. I started incorporating vegetables into a few dishes, maybe adding a side salad here and there but I was never consistent. That all changed when my oldest was born. Suddenly it hit me that I was responsible for this tiny human’s diet. If I didn’t change my diet and lead by example, how could I ever expect her to have a healthy relationship with food? Vegetables have been a huge part of our families meals ever since.
About Vegetable Kabobs
These vegetable kabobs are such an easy side dish and a great way to incorporate a rainbow of veggies into your daily diet. Plus you can practically use any vegetable you have at home or that better suits your tastes. I used baby bella mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and yellow squash. Onion slices, bell peppers or mini peppers, or potatoes would be great additions or substitutions.
I marinated my vegetables in a simple oil and vinegar mixture then threaded them on wooden skewers. If you are using an outdoor grill, be sure to thoroughly soak your wooden skewers. These vegetable kabobs grill up quickly! They make an excellent partner to beef shish kabobs, as a side to grilled tilapia, grilled chicken or pork. They are perfect as a meal all on their own!
In a bowl, toss the vegetables with garlic, olive oil, and vinegar. Allow mixture to marinate for 30 minutes.
Preheat an outdoor grill to medium (be sure to spray the grates). Thread vegetables on skewers and grill for about 10 minutes, or until vegetables are slightly soft, turning at least once.
If you are using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them for at least 30 minutes prior to using.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g