These grilled vegetables on skewers are paired with chimichurri sauce. Let’s say yes to changing up your typical veggies for these chargrilled beauties! You can place whatever ingredients you like on the skewers. We enjoy zucchini, onions, bell peppers, and pineapples. Just chop them up, place the vegetables on skewers, and grill. You can even please meat eaters by grilling a little meat too. Everyone can rejoice about this recipe!
DIFFICULTY / TIME
Easy / 45 minutes
April 14, 2020
Ever wonder what to make when hosting family and family? There are so many different food choices and preferences. That’s why grilled vegetables on skewers are such a good go to recipe.
Who doesn’t love crisp veggies hot off the grill!?
What goes on the skewers
In the past, I used to marinate vegetables in a sauce which required a little extra planning ahead of time. Now that I’ve found a kicking grilled vegetables sauce, I no longer marinate veggies. I simply chop up the vegetables and place them on skewers.
I use metal skewers, so that I can use them multiple times. Wooden skewers work great too.
These grill up marvelously. The red and yellow bell peppers add a lot of color to your kebabs.
Awww grilled zucchinis remind me of summertime. You can use these up anytime though.
Chargrilled onions are definitely a favorite over here. Their slightly burnt edges pair well with the other vegetables.
This is pure sweet goodness right off the grill. I love eating these almost as a dessert. For my guests who don’t love grilled pineapple, I always enjoy the extras.
I’ve tested and grilled a lot of vegetables. The more challenging ones to place on the skewers are potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes. The potatoes and carrots take quite a while to cook. Whereas the cherry tomatoes cook quickly and can burst if you’re not watching closely.
How to make your grilled vegetable on skewers
You can prepare and chop vegetables the night before. I like to use a variety of vegetables and rotate between the vibrant – reds, yellows, and greens.
I recommend placing sturdier vegetables on the ends of the skewers such as onions. Note it is almost inevitable that a few pieces will fall off. That’s ok.
Try to chop all your vegetables the same size, check out the photos to see how big to cut your veggies. Personally, I cut my bell peppers into chunks. You can slice zucchinis into rounds or semicircles.
What sauce and sides to serve
The fresh grilled vegetables on skewers are definitely the star of this meal. You’ll want to check out our chimichurri sauce and healthy white rice. The sauce enhances the smoky chargrilled vegetables while the rice soaks up all the flavors. Our healthy white rice recipe has more flavor than typical white rice and is easy to make in a rice cooker or stove pot.
Grilled vegetables on skewers remind me of summertime and can be enjoyed anytime of the year. If you don’t have a grill, you can place the vegetable skewers in the oven. You’ll just have to watch the cooking time.
More Easy Meal Ideas
Grilled Vegetables on Skewers
- 3 zucchini
- 3 bell peppers
- 3 onions
- 1 pineapple
- 1 batch chimichurri sauce
- Preheat grill to medium high heat.
- Thread vegetables on skewers and alternate the vegetables to get a variety on each skewer. Drizzle oil and salt on top.
- Transfer the skewers to the grill and grill for about 5-8 minutes per side. Flip skewers so that both sides are lightly grilled. Transfer to a plate and serve with sauce.