Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Monday, August 20, 2012

These veggies skewers are packed with good-for-you nutrients for fewer than 130 calories per serving. I served them up this weekend along with barbecued chicken, hot dogs, and my Israeli-Style Salad.

Choosing the Ingredients

  • Tomatoes: You can find them now at your local farmers’ market. To store, keep on the counter top—not the refrigerator!
  • Bell peppers: Look for peppers that are bright, shiny and firm. Avoid ones with bruises or those that are shriveled.
  • Red onion: Choose round and firm onions and avoid those that are moldy or bruised. Once sliced, place in a sealed container or releasable plastic bag and place in the refrigerator. This will avoid other foods from absorbing an onion odor.
  • Mushrooms: Look for firm mushrooms that are evenly colored. Store in a paper bag in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Honey: I use clover honey from my local farmer’s market – it has a mild flavor that blends well with many dishes.

 

Grilled Vegetable Skewers
Serves: 4 (2 skewers per serving)

Ingredients
16 cherry tomatoes
1 medium green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
¾ medium red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
8 button mushrooms, sliced lengthwise
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

8 wooden skewers

Directions
Place all vegetables in a large bowl and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, honey, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Pour marinade over vegetables; mix to evenly coat. Cover vegetable bowl and let marinate in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Soak wooden skewers in water for 10-15 minutes. Preheat grill. Thread the vegetables in any order desired. Each skewer should have 2 pieces each of green peppers, yellow pepper, onion, tomato and mushroom. Grill skewers for 10-15 minutes, turning several times, until vegetables are tender and edges are slightly browned.

Nutrition info per serving:
Calories: 128
Total Fat:  7 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 gram
Total Carbohydrate: 15 grams
Protein: 5 grams
Sodium: 303 milligrams
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Fiber: 3 grams

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2 Comments on “Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Skewers



Linda Says:

Wow, these are awesome! Keep them coming! :D



Brad Says:

That sounds really good I think we will have to try them tonight! Thanks for sharing!




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