Easy, yummy and healthy Balsamic Grilled Veggie Kebabs: a medley of fresh vegetables skewered and marinated in balsamic vinaigrette is perfect as a summertime side dish or as a meal in itself!
I can’t believe summer is really almost here and you know what that means: it’s time to fire up the grill!
Yes, and since summer is a high time for parties and get-togethers, I thought it would be a great time to feature one of our family’s favorite “summer to fall” side dish: Balsamic Grilled Veggie Kebabs!
You know, I was at the produce section at my local grocery store the other day and I got excited at all the rainbow of vibrantly-colored fruits and vegetables .. almost like they’re speaking to me and begging me to use them in my recipes. So, here I am with my new, colorful summer veggie recipe! 🙂
The saying “eat your colors” is super easy with these mouth-watering, flavorful veggie kebabs! Now, if only all veggie dishes are made delicious and easy to make like these, I might just turn into a vegetarian! Just kidding.
Now, tell me you’re not drooling while you’re looking at these veggie kebabs… because I won’t believe you. 😉 I know.. I know what you think. When you think of kebabs, you think juicy steaks, chicken or shrimp. But no, this one doesn’t involve any meat.
You, guys! These marinated veggie kebabs are so delicious and totally uncomplicated. The tang and burst of flavor in these kebabs are amazing! We usually eat these with other grilled fare, like homemade burgers, barbecue chicken, steak or hotdogs. If you’re vegan or even if you just want to go meatless, you can just eat them as your main meal. It’s simple, yet very satisfying.
What makes these grilled veggie kebabs so appetizing is the tangy glaze — a mix of balsamic vinegar, mustard, lemon juice and garlic that has been brushed onto the skewered vegetables before they’re tossed on the grill. Now, one thing you can’t skip as a last step when making this recipe is to brush or spoon some of the marinade glaze on the veggie kebabs just before serving. This really brings in the seasoning throughout the vegetables.
These grilled veggie kebabs are really fun and tasty. To help them cook well, I recommend the following:
- Pick firm vegetables, avoiding ones that get soggy when cooked (like eggplant and plantains)
- Cut vegetables similar sizes, except if you choose potato, make sure they will cook evenly next to a bell pepper, for example. Bell peppers will be thinner to make layers, while potato has to be thick enough to not fall off the skewer when turned.
- Add fruit if you’d like: amazingly, pineapple is tasty, and the balsamic vinegar gives it a nice zing!
- Turn the skewers slowly when roasting. Don’t over roast the vegetables!
Also, by having this vegetarian option at get togethers and parties, I know that I’m including everyone! I’ve heard many people feel left out when there wasn’t food to eat for their dietary restrictions. Plus, it is an easy and fun way to help your kids eat their vegetables. Just a note, take away the spears from the adults if they start making them into swords, haa! Not that I’ve experienced that in person! 🙂 For younger kids, you can opt for reusable skewers that aren’t wooden.
The fun part of celebrating is the people and good food. Let’s make your next party or get-together one full of color vegetables like those in this veggie skewer recipe.
What are your next party plans? Something low key or something more festive? Either way, these grilled veggie kebabs will sure to please!Print
Balsamic Grilled Veggie Kebabs
- 2 medium zucchini, cut in 1/2 inch rounds
- 2 medium red, yellow, orange, green bell peppers, cut in chunks
- 1 medium red onion, cut in chunks
- 4 cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
- 8–16 oz fresh whole mushrooms (white button, or crimini), cut in halves
- FOR THE MARINADE:
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon fresh juice from 1 lemon
- 2 teaspoons freshly minced garlic (about 2 medium cloves)
- 2 teaspoons DIjon mustard
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped thyme
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Soak the wooden skewers in water for 15 minutes.
- Whisk all marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Toss all cut up veggies in the marinade and marinate for about 45 minutes to an hour.
- Preheat the grill on medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
- Remove vegetables from marinade, shaking off excess.
- Grill vegetables on preheated grill until tender, 10 to 15 minutes, brushing vegetables with marinade.
- Transfer cooked vegetables to a platter and serve with any remaining marinade.
Yayyy! These veggie kebabs looks really delicious! Will have these on the table this Mother’s day!
Thanks for the idea!
Balsamic grilled veggies kebabs looks delicious . I need to try it.
I could definitely turn into a vegan coz of this post, nice pics!!
Just in time for summer, this looks like the perfect kebabs.
Just in time for summer weather! This sounds delicious and the kebabs are so pretty too.
Oh these kebabs look perfect! I would really like to try this recipe.
Love veggie kebabs especially in the summer to accompany burgers or meat. I’ll have to try your version with balsamic vinegar and mustard. Can’t wait!
I love kabobs! I’ll be making these this summer for sure! They are my go to summer food!
These look really good. I will need to try them. I’ve made chicken kabobs before but never just veggies.
We will be having a small Mother’s day celebration this year and we are planning on grilling lots of food. I will add this veggie kebabs to the menu. Looks really delicious!
These look great. I think I know what I’m going to have for dinner tomorrow.
These kebabs look amazing! I love that it’s healthy and has the balsamic flavor that my whole family loves.
Those look delicious. What a great way to get veggies onto your plate and into your belly.
I am making these over the weekend. They look so good!
These were a huge hit at the block party last week! Everyone was asking for the recipe.
Those look delicious! And not too difficult to make! Thanks for the recipe!
After reading this and seeing the beautiful pictures I am really sold on this recipe. I am vegan so it is a great way to celebrate grilling.
We love kebabs here. These look delish. I’ll have to make them over the summer. We grill a ton then!
I have made this recipe many times and should know it for my heart, where has the recipe moved to, I don’t see it or a link?
These look so good. I have really started to like balsamic vinegar on vegetables.
I love making kebabs in the summer and these look delicious. Fits right into the “eat your colors” saying for sure!
These are absolutely delicious! So easy to make too. Thank you for the recipe.
Such beautiful photographs. Thank you for the delicious recipe! I pin quite a few and never get around to making them. I’ll be trying this one for sure.
These grilled veggie kebabs look incredibly delicious! It sounds like a wonderful Independence Day recipe!
This post has made me very hungry. Love dishes like this in the summer. They are so mouth watering.
This is a fantastic summer meal. I will surely try to do it at the next gathering in my yard.
I will definitely be making this during my next cookout!!
I make vegetarian kabobs for my husband and kids, they are quick, yummy, and easy to make. My girls love being able to create their own.
This looks like such a delicious option to enjoy over summer season at BBQ’s. I am going to try to do this, I hope that it’s a nice way to get me to eat more vegetables.
I love finding new, healthy recipes! These look delicious and I will definitely be making them soon!
These look amazing! Going to be making these on our next camping trip. Perfect camping food. Thanks!!
These look so good! I would love to serve these with a beautiful piece of steak
Kebabs are my absolute favorite during the summer months. These look super tasty I have to try this recipe!
Your kebabs are so colorful and look totally delish. These would be perfect for a party.
I’ve been trying more vegetarian dishes, this looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!
We really need to get a new grill. I keep seeing all these amazing recipes.
Oh man, count me in! We love kebabs. Add balsamic to it and I’m definitely sold. We have build your own kebabs parties and this is getting added to them.
These kebabs sound so good and I love the flavor of balsamic on veggies! These are definitely going on our menu for next week!
This looks like a yummy meal! I will be making these at the beach next weekend!
These are so perfect for our summer barbecues! I’m going to make sure these are always on hand for my vegetarian and veggie-loving guests. Om nom nom.
veggie kebabs!!! wow just want these on each weekend!!! this makes me hungry right now!!!
Now this is my kind of vegetarian dish. perfect for a Spring or Summer night feast.
I am so saving this recipe as I have big bbq coming and I am in need of something new to prepare. Thank you for sharing ?
This looks like the perfect compliment to an amazing BBQ. I love a good BBQ and veggies grilled is amazing too.
Wow, these Balsamic Grilled Veggie Kebabs look and sound so amazing! I will definitely be saving this recipe to try later. I love that they are a veggie option! They would be perfect for #MeatlessMondays ?
i actually love grilled vegetables. thank you for sharing this yummy recipe.
Oh I love a good kebab and even more so with a good balsamic marinade. I could totally see these veggie kebabs being great starters or even main meals with a side of white rice and salad. yum!
That looks amazing and perfect for the summer, of course! It would be nice to finally take out the grill and do more recipes like this! Love the idea!
Oh my! You indeed know my thoughts…I’m really drooling over these veggie kebabs . I’ve only had rice and pork kebabs but not these! They’re begging me to eat them…too bad they have to be prepared. They would be ideal for an evening outdoor barbecue event.
What a delicious kebab recipe! Love that it’s all goodness.
This is undeniably delicious! The way to sliced the ingredients and cooked them like this makes it look oh so yummy.
I have not really tried just grilled vegetables. They are always sandwiched between meats, like chicken or beef. hehe I’m such a meat eater. But your kebabs looks really enticing!
I am a vegetarian and i feel so left out on barbeques because I simply have no option.but your kebabs looks s tempting i am saving your post for the nest bbq.
Happy memorial day, I hope that you had a good one! And what a better way to celebrate this glorious day than through a nice assortment of grilled veggies with balsamic. I especially appreciate these veggie kebabs as I am a vegetarian.
Balsamic grilled anything is very delicious! I love to marinade chicken in balsamic and olive oil. I will definitely have to try these veggies!
A BIG yum! I am on a low carb diet, this would be a wonderful dish to make. I would add chicken or steak to it but the balsamic on it probably makes it nice and moist.
We made something almost exactly like this today on the grill! No mushrooms though, instead we used pieces of chicken breast!
Wow, these look so amazing! I will definitely be making them out on the grill next weekend.
These kebabs look absolutely delicious. I love the variety of veggies.