What vegetables are good for skewers?

The best vegetables for grilling on skewers:

  • Zucchini.
  • Onions.
  • Bell peppers.
  • Mushrooms.
  • Corn.
  • Cauliflower.
  • Broccoli.
  • Tomatoes.

How do you marinate vegetables for skewers?


  1. Whisk oil, vinegar, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini and onion slices and toss well to coat.
  2. Preheat grill to medium.
  3. Remove the onions from the marinade and cut into quarters. Thread the vegetables onto eight 8-inch skewers.

Should I precook vegetables for kabobs?

If you decide to add a longer cooking vegetable, like a potato, it will need to be parbaked or parboiled before you add it to the skewer. Prep all your vegetables in advance to make threading a quick and easy process.

Do you soak veggies for kabobs?

Soak the skewers The first time I made grilled vegetable skewers someone asked if I soaked the wood skewers first. I was like, “why?” Then I was told that if you don’t soak them in water first they can burn. So I quickly got on it! So don’t forget to soak wood skewers for at least 30 minutes before adding the veggies.

How do you marinate vegetables for grilling?

In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, and garlic. Pour over the vegetables. Cover bowl, and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Preheat grill for medium heat.

How do you soften vegetables before grilling?

Certain vegetables do better if they are briefly cooked before being placed on the grill. For example, precook firm veggies, like asparagus and carrots, for about three to five minutes in a saucepan of simmering water. Potatoes can also be cut into slices or wedges and parboiled for about 10 minutes until just tender.

Should you marinate veggies before grilling?

You can grill many vegetables with only a little oil, salt, and pepper, but a good, simple marinade makes all the difference.

How long do you grill vegetable kabobs?

Heat and grill time for veggie kabobs

  1. Preheat a grill to medium high heat. That’s about 375 to 450 degrees.
  2. Chop and skewer the veggies and season. See the recipe below.
  3. Grill on the grates for 10 to 12 minutes. Cook until charred and tender, turning every few minutes.

Should you marinate vegetables before grilling?

Unlike meat, it’s better to marinate vegetables AFTER cooking because they absorb flavour so much more effectively when they’re hot.