The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and if you’re like me, you’ll probably spend part of Independence Day grilling out. My family usually has veggie burgers, Carolina pulled (Jackfruit) BBQ, baked beans, and veggie kabobs! Recently I found this recipe for red white & blue veggie kabobs, I think these will be the perfect addition, don’t you?
These kabobs are incredibly easy. If you use (purple) potatoes, you will need to boil them for just a bit to soften them, since potatoes will take longer than the onions and peppers to cook on the grill. You’ll also want to soak the skewers in water. Other than that, there are just a few quick steps and you’ll be ready to enjoy these delicious – and gorgeous – veggies.
Grilled Veggie Kabobs
- 12-16 purple potatoes
- 2 white onions
- 4 red peppers
- Olive oil
- Soak bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes prior to assembling your kabobs.
- Boil purple potatoes in salted water for about 10 minutes, or until slightly tender; drain and let cool.
- Cut each onion into 12 wedges, and cut the red peppers into rectangular pieces similar in size to the onion wedges.
- Cut the rounded portions off of the potatoes so you end up with a cubed shape; depending on the size of the potato you may be able to get 2-3 cubes per potato. Try to keep the cubes close to the same size as the onions and red peppers.
- Slide three red pepper slices up to about 2 inches from the top of the skewer; follow with an onion wedge and a potato piece, then repeat the process one more time.
- Fill all your skewers with the veggies, then brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt & grind black pepper over the tops of each one.
- Place on a hot, oiled grill for about 10 minutes, making sure to flip the kabob over to the other side about halfway through.
- Serve immediately or place on a plate covered with foil to retain heat for a bit until the other elements of your meal are ready to serve.
Recipe from: foodandfam.com
Other Veggies That Are Good For Grilling
Want to make your own rainbow kabobs? You can use the same fruits and veggies I did or mix and match based on what is in season or available. Wouldn’t it be fun to do coordinate team colors at an end of the year BBQ or school colors for a graduation party? Below are some foods you can use to make your own kabobs sorted by color.
- Red Pepper
- Red Onion
- Purple Potatoes
- Purple Cauliflower
- Button Mushrooms
- Portobello Mushrooms/Baby Bella Mushrooms
- Spanish/Vidalia Onion
- Pearl Onion
- Yellow Peppers
- Yellow Tomatoes
- Yellow squash
- Green Pepper
- Brussels Sprouts
- Poblano Peppers
- Orange Peppers
- Butternut Squash
- Sweet Potatoes
Note: You can definitely do this over an indoor grill pan if you do not have access to a gas grill or outdoor space!