A perfect grilled side dish to any BBQ, easy to make with a simple balsamic marinade. Full of flavor, juicy, tender vegetables on a kebab

Zucchini and Mushroom Kebabs. A perfect side dish to any BBQ, easy to make with a simple balsamic marinade. Full of flavor, juicy vegetables on a kebab

Grilling or barbequing doesn't just have to be meat. It's always nice to add some grilled vegetables as a side dish to your grilled meats, and this recipe is incredibly quick and simple to prepare.

You can make these ahead, put them on the skewers and simply grill them when you're ready.

What are the best vegetables to grill?

We suggest using vegetables which won't take too long to cook, and also won't dry out.

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Here, we've chosen zucchini and mushrooms, both of which, when cooked, will be juicy and tender, and also stay on the skewers when you're turning them on the grill.

Can I use potatoes on skewers?

If you use baby potatoes, they will take too long to cook, and also, they tend to break when you insert the skewer through them.

If you want to make some baby potatoes, you can use our baked baby potatoes recipe, and part cook them in the oven and then place them in a basket over the grill for the last few minutes to give you the smokey effect from the bbq.

You can also use peppers, eggplant, baby tomatoes, such as cherry tomatoes, or baby plum tomatoes.

As a guide, you need to choose a softer vegetable so it cooks easily on the grill.

Variations to the marinade

The marinade we have used is an incredibly simple one, using just balsamic vinegar and olive oil. You can also add a sprinkling of your favorite herbs, such as oregano or thyme, or a spice, such as paprika if you want more flavor.

These vegetable kebabs are a lovely color too! when served alongside your other meats, you get a nice lift of color on the plate.

Zucchini and Mushroom Kebabs. A perfect side dish to any BBQ, easy to make with a simple balsamic marinade. Full of flavor, juicy vegetables on a kebab

Prep time

5 minutes

Cook time

10 minutes

Serving size

4

Ingredients

1 Zucchini

8 Mushrooms

1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar

1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Slice the zucchini 1 inch thick

2. In a bowl, add the balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

3. Add the sliced zucchini and mushrooms and gently stir so it’s all coated in the marinade. 

Top tip

If using wooden skewers, soak the skewers in a shallow dish for 20 minutes so they don’t burn on the grill. 

4. Thread each piece of zucchini and mushroom on to the skewers, alternating, zucchini, then mushroom. Continue until the vegetables are all used. 

5. Place on the grill, turning regularly until cooked to your liking. Some prefer very soft, some prefer a bite to the zucchini. 

Zucchini and Mushroom Kebabs. A perfect side dish to any BBQ, easy to make with a simple balsamic marinade. Full of flavor, juicy vegetables on a kebab

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Zucchini and Mushroom Kebabs. A perfect side dish to any BBQ, easy to make with a simple balsamic marinade. Full of flavor, juicy vegetables on a kebab

Zucchini and Mushroom Kebabs

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
A perfect grilled side dish to any BBQ, easy to make with a simple balsamic marinade. Full of  flavor, juicy, tender vegetables on a kebab

Ingredients

  • 1 Zucchini
  • 8 Mushrooms
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

    1. Slice the zucchini 1 inch thick.

    2. In a bowl, add the balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

    3. Add the sliced zucchini and mushrooms and gently stir so it’s all coated in the marinade. 

    4. Thread each piece of zucchini and mushroom on to the skewers, alternating, zucchini, then mushroom. Continue until the vegetables are all used. 

    5. Place on the grill, turning regularly until cooked to your liking. Some prefer very soft, some prefer a bite to the zucchini. 

Notes

If using wooden skewers, soak the skewers in a shallow dish for 20 minutes so they don’t burn on the grill. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 33Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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