There are few things, which are more evocative of summer more strongly than fresh vegetables cut and skewered for the grill. Vegetable kebabs are mouthwatering and easy to make. They make a terrific light meal on their own and are the ideal accompaniment to a wide variety of other grilled dishes, as well as being great tossed into your summer salads.

Peppers and onions are a staple of grilled vegetable kebabs, but do not be afraid to get creative here – zucchini and yellow squash, mushrooms and eggplant all make great additions to your skewered vegetable creations. We will cover a very simple recipe here for delicious vegetable kebabs – there’s really no ingredients needed other than the vegetables themselves, so make sure to buy or pick fresh (preferably organic) vegetables for this dish, which really lets their natural flavors shine through.

This is such a simple recipe. Simply chop an onion and a couple of bell peppers into inch-square pieces and thread them on to skewers. You can add other kinds of pepper, chili peppers or other vegetables such as mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini or anything else you fancy. Perhaps you were thinking about making a kabob recipe featuring a marinade or basting sauce, but this recipe goes to show sometimes the star of the show just has to be the veggies, and you can make the most delicious kabob without using any herbs, seasonings or basting sauces at all. Resist the urge to use a marinade and just enjoy the natural vegetable flavors.

Because you are not disguising any of the flavors with a sauce, or with a marinade, herbs or spices, it is very important to make sure your vegetables are top quality and not past their prime. Veggies which are slightly past their best can be added to dishes with a heavy or rich sauce, or you can use them to make soup. But you ought to choose good quality ones for making this vegetable kabobs recipe. So what are you going to serve these with? Because the flavors are so simple, and you are not adding a marinade or sauce, or any herbs or spices, you can pretty much serve these with anything you like, and be confident the flavors are going to be good together.

Maybe you are going to be offering a selection of dishes and you want to ensure your side dish is something that is going to go with everything, in which case this one is the perfect choice. The recipe suggests you also add some spicy peppers, so if you want to add more flavor without using seasonings, add some Poblano peppers to the kabobs or cook them on the grill separately, and enjoy the fiery kick they provide. Whether you are new to barbequing or a seasoned grill maestro, this is a recipe which is worthy of adding to your repertoire. The simple flavors remind you that rustic is sometimes better than complex, especially if you are serving this alongside a flavorful dish.

Grilled Cut Vegetables on Skewers A Classic Summer Side Dish
Summary: Simplicity is the key to this dish, and it will prove that using just vegetables can yield a delicious side dish. Let the vegetables speak for themselves in this recipe.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
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  • 1 large onion
  • 2 bell peppers (any color)
  • 1-2 Italian frying pepper
  • Poblano peppers are also wonderful grilled (they’re only very slightly spicy, so go ahead!)
  1. Cut vegetables into approximately 1" square pieces and skewer, alternating onion with peppers.
  2. Grill to desired doneness, turning every 1-2 minutes. Enjoy!

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If you have been looking for kabob vegetable ideas for skewers then look no further. This simple mix makes a delightful accompaniment to any cookout. The piquant bite of the onion and the sweet flavor of the bell pepper combine very nicely with one another, and if you like you can also add some Poblano peppers to the mix for a fiery kick. Whether you choose to serve this alongside lamb, chicken, steak, meatballs, a risotto or anything else you can imagine, you will find the flavors always go well. This is also a very simple dish which you will be able to make with ease, and the rustic flavors make it well worth choosing as your side dish.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

My name is Christine and I am delighted to welcome you here. Easy Barbeque Recipes aims to demystify the world of barbequing and turn anyone into a brilliant backyard chef regardless of culinary knowledge or past cooking experience. Cooking with fire is not only an easy cooking method but it is the original cooking method. An open fire was used to cook before there were such things as ovens, microwaves or crockpots. Barbequing is not just a cooking method either. It is a social event. Inviting friends over and grilling food for them is always fun and adding home-cooked food to any party is a surefire way to please a crowd. Nothing beats the incredible flavor of flame-grilled food, and you can barbeque all kinds of ingredients and recipes, including meat, poultry, fish, seafood, veggies, and even pizza.


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