I like to mix and match vegetables for their diverse flavors, textures, and health benefits. Meat lovers will be surprised at how filling and delicious roasted vegetables can be. So fire up the grill and get ready for some Mediterranean Vegetable Kebabs!
A shish kebab typically consists of meat and vegetables grilled on a skewer. The term shish kebab comes from the Turkish words şiş kebap that mean “skewer” and “roast meat,” which originated when Turkish soldiers used to grill chunks of freshly hunted animals on swords over open field fires. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way since then.
Today, shish kebabs many cultures enjoy kebabs in some form or another:
Although shish kebabs traditionally refer to meat on skewers, there’s no rule that states you have to have meat. Serve up a collection of vegetables for a flavorful, healthy meal. These Mediterranean Vegetable Kebabs don’t have to be exclusively vegetables either! You can be creative here and even include fruits like peaches, nectarines, pears, pineapple, or cherries. You simply can’t go wrong with a variety of fresh produce.
Serve with delicious Vegan Mac and Cheese Muffins and a tossed garden salad for a crowd-pleasing barbecue picnic!
There’s really no way to go wrong with veggie kebabs. Choose vegetables that you love and cut them into 1/2 – 1-inch chunks. I like to go for color by selecting a variety of peppers and mix it up with zucchini, yellow squash, onions, tomatoes, you name it! Plan for about 1 1/2 – 2 cups vegetables per person.
Below are some suggestions:
onion (white or red)
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup soy sauce aka tamari
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 drop oregano essential oil
2 drops lemon essential oil
1 drop black pepper essential oil