Recipe : Balsamic Glazed Veggie Kebabs
(Healthcastle.com) Summer is upon us! Here is an easy to throw together but incredibly tasty veggie side dish that can feed a crowd. Let the grill do the work and keep the house cool while eating well all summer long.
This is a great way to empty the refrigerator - all the odds and ends of grill-able veggies will do. I always seem to have a hunk of onion at the end of the week and it makes quick work of leftover peppers, zucchini, mushrooms and tomatoes. Give whatever is left in there a try!
Herbs are flexible too - no herbes de Provence? Greek seasoning is lovely, as is salt, pepper and cayenne or even garam masala. Fresh rosemary and garlic are always a classic pair. The balsamic pairs nicely with a huge range of flavours so try something new if you're bored of your usual.
Make sure you soak wooden skewers for at least 30 minutes unless you want a smoky mess (and occasionally a flare up). I usually stick mine in a travel mug full of water and flip over after 15 minutes to get both ends. No fancy equipment needed here!
Recipe: Balsamic Glazed Veggie Kebabs
Your largest mixing bowl full of veggies -to feed 6 people at 2-3 skewers each. I used:
- 1 pint white mushrooms
- 4 peppers
- 1/3 red onion
- 2 cups grape tomatoes
- 4 tbsp balsamic reduction ( I used Nona Pia's , but any brand will do)
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp herbes de Provence or other spice blend of your choice
- 1 pinch salt (~ 1/16 tsp - half of your 1/8 tsp measuring spoon)
- generous pinch pepper
Mix olive oil, balsamic reduction, herbs/spices, salt and pepper in the bottom of a large mixing bowl with a whisk until well combined.
Add chopped veggies and toss gently to coat.
Allow to sit while prepping anything else needed for up to 60 minutes (optional)
Thread veggies on to metal or soaked wooden skewers, leaving a little space at both ends so you can grab the kebabs with tongs.
Cook on a preheated, greased grill over direct medium heat for 4- 5 minutes per side (total of about 8-10 minutes).
Remove from heat. Garnish with fresh herbs (basil, parsley, sage or cilantro) if desired and enjoy!
What are your favourite veggies to grill? Let me know in the comments box below!