Vegetable Skewers From The Easy Vegetarian Kitchen

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We are moving in a little over a month and I could not be more excited. I’ve already begun to make piles of throwaway items, taken inventory on what we’ll be bringing with us, and picked out new paint chips for the new place. The house we are moving into is only a few blocks from where we currently live but there are so many little problems with this 100+ year old place that we have just completely given up on it knowing that we’ll be in a new home soon enough. The new house is actually smaller which we are both excited about as it’s just the two of us (and our pup) so we don’t really need all the room we have (plus, I’ve learned that I really dislike cleaning and the more room we have, the more there is to clean).

Really, the only downside we can think of at all with our new place is that the outdoor space isn’t nearly as ideal as we currently have it. We currently have a huge backyard that is fenced in and has a large deck with a tin roof. It’s the perfect place for entertaining as we have a huge picnic table, grill, string lights, and all the essentials for the best outside hangs. Our new place has a backyard but it’s not fenced in and is right up against our neighbors so grill outs are bound to happen but they won’t be nearly as secluded. Needless to say, we’ve been taking advantage of the outdoor space as much as possible by grilling non-stop and entertaining whenever we have the chance.

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These vegetable skewers were a recipe from Erin Alderson’s new cookbook, The Easy Vegetarian Kitchen. I was thrilled when I received her book in the mail as she is a long time blogger friend and a woman I admire dearly. The book is laid out with a foundation of simple vegetarian recipes that anyone of any skill level can handle. From there, she does 4 variations on the simple recipes for each season so you’ll never get bored with the recipe. It’s such a great resource for someone just diving into the world of vegetarianism or for the person who thinks they don’t have enough time or skills to cook; she has managed to lay out a simple and delicious guide to getting into the kitchen and whipping up delicious quick meals.

 Vegetable Skewers recipe below:

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Vegetable Skewers From The Easy Vegetarian Kitchen
Course: Main
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Ingredients
  • 3 cups assorted 1-inch cubed vegetables (I used zucchini, mushrooms, & green peppers)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Wood skewers , soaked in water for at least an hour
Instructions
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add your diced vegetables and toss until all the vegetables are coated. Cover and let sit while the grill preheats.
  2. Heat your grill to medium-low. Thread the cubed vegetables onto the skewers, making sure to leave a little space between each vegetable so they cook evenly. Transfer kabobs to the grill and grill until charred, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Once charred, remove from heat and serve immediately.
*variation: I also tried one of her variations by sprinkling some jerk seasoning over the zucchini which was delicious

 

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Shellywest

Shelly is the creator of Vegetarian Ventures. She is also the Creative Director of Driftless Magazine and likes to wear wolf shirts, drink peppermint tea, and dance to Stevie Nicks.

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11 Comments

  1. Reply

    Sherrie

    May 25, 2015

    For five years we lived in the smallest 1 bedroom apartment in Philly, I complained nearly every day because it was too small. Now that we live in a house {it’s only 2 bedrooms!} it seems so big and I feel like all I do all day is clean it. HA! The current backyard hangs you have sounds dreamy, enjoy it in this early beautiful summer weather while you can, xo!

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      Shellywest

      May 27, 2015

      haha so funny how things work out like that! I was so excited to have my own space for just Wyatt, our pup, and me when we moved in three years ago but I’ve learned quickly that we really don’t need it. Here’s to hoping I’m not complaining about our tiny house in three months! hehe

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    Millie | Add A Little

    May 26, 2015

    I love grilling veggies – it just screams summer! These look so delicious and love how simple the marinade is!

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    Lisa

    May 26, 2015

    Well than enjoy your last month of pretty secluded outdoor hangs with grillin’ noo end! It’s the best one can do. xx Lisa

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    Kathryn

    May 26, 2015

    I totally agree with everything you say about Erin’s book – she makes vegetarian cooking seem so accessible. These skewers are the perfect summer eating – here’s to taking full advantage of the outside space that you have and best of luck with the move!

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    Warm Vanilla Sugar

    May 26, 2015

    I love veggie skewers! They’re perfect for the grill. Your pictures are lovely in this post!

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      Shellywest

      May 27, 2015

      Thanks, Katrina! Couldn’t agree more – they are my favorite thing to cook over the grill!

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    Jessie Snyder | Faring Well

    May 26, 2015

    I am SO right there with you – the smaller the place the better because it means less cleaning! 😉 Excited for your move, but also sad about your special backyard loss – at least you are using it while you can! Totally loving these photos, especially the one of the grill, LOVE.

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      Shellywest

      May 27, 2015

      Yup and when you have a dog that sheds and drools and carries a blanket around the house (oh wait, that’s me), then it has to be cleaned SO often! ugh!

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    Anca

    May 26, 2015

    They look delicious. I don’t usually make skewers on the BBQ, but I will as they look so nice.

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      Shellywest

      May 27, 2015

      They are nice, cheap, and oh so easy! You can swamp in any veggies you have on hand!

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