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Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s time to fire up the grill and indulge in the vibrant and fresh flavors of the season. When it comes to easy and delicious summer meals, grilled veggie skewers are a true crowd-pleaser. Bursting with colorful vegetables, these veggie skewers are not only a treat for the eyes, but also a delight for your taste buds. So grab your skewers, gather your favorite veggies, get the grill going, and let’s embark on a culinary adventure that celebrates the essence of summer!

grilled veggie skewer

Grilled veggie skewers and chimichurri sauce are a match made in culinary heaven. The charred and tender vegetables on the skewers create a beautiful canvas for the bold and vibrant flavors of the chimichurri sauce. This traditional Argentinian sauce, typically made with fresh herbs, garlic, vinegar, and olive oil, adds a burst of tanginess that complements the smoky grilled veggies. Together, they create a harmony of flavors that will impress even the most discerning palates.

how to make grilled veggie skewers

INGREDIENTS :

skewers :

  • 2 zucchinis, sliced in ½ in rings 
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced to 1 in pieces 
  • ½ red onion, sliced into 1 in pieces 
  • 1 pineapple, sliced into 1 in pieces 
  • ½ baguette, sliced into 1 in pieces 
  • 8 oz cremini mushrooms, halved 
Ingredients for grilled veggie skewers

chimichurri :

  • 1 C parsley, finely chopped 
  • ¼ C mint, finely chopped 
  • 4 cloves garlic, microplaned
  • 3 T red wine vinegar 
  • ¾ C extra virgin olive oil  
  • 3 T lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 small shallot, finely diced 
  • ½ t red chili flakes 
  • 1 t dried oregano 
  • salt & pepper, to taste 
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METHOD

Prepare the skewers by alternating between zucchini, mushroom, bell pepper, red onion, pineapple, and a piece of bread. Brush the skewers with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then heat the grill to medium-high heat. 

To make the chimichurri sauce, add all of the ingredients into a large bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined. 

Once the grill is hot, cook the skewers for around 5 – 8 minutes on each side. Remove from the heat and drizzle chopped chimichurri over each skewer. 

This recipe makes approximately 8 skewers and serves well over wild rice or farro.

Buon Appetito! 

Notes

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If you don’t have skewers, no problem! Use the veggies that you already have and cut them into preferred pieces. Grill everything up to get a nice char, and then you can slice them into smaller pieces, if you wish. Planing for your next backyard BBQ? We recommend ordering a decent set of stainless steel skewers!

Suggested Pairing for grilled veggie skewers

Grilling can get quite hot, especially in the summer time. That’s why we recommend pairing this recipe with our grapefruit honey drop. It’s a refreshing spin on a classic vodka spritz, but with a nice aromatic touch. Trust us, you will want to be sipping on a few of these!

grilled veggie skewers

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