It’s not just steaks and sausages that belong on the grill. There’s something about threading bite-sized chunks of ingredients onto skewers that makes summer meals a little more interesting. Grilled skewers don’t have to mean just chicken satay, but also hearty recipes that are veggie-forward with a little protein thrown in. Kids and adults alike will love these recipes for grilled meals-on-a-stick that will have you firing up your barbecue all summer long.
Asparagus and Tomato Skewers with Honey Mustard Horseradish Sauce
Amp up your vegetables by giving seasonal cherry tomatoes on the vine and asparagus a quick char on the grill. A honey-mustard sauce with horseradish and mint helps punch up the flavour of this quick and easy dish that is sure to be a barbecue party favourite.
Chinese Takeout Skewers
Craving Chinese takeout but don’t want to order in? These skewers are the answer. A gingery marinade creates a great flavour for the pork that is matched with peas, water chestnuts, baby corn and wedges of oranges perfect for squeezing over the skewers when ready to eat.
Candied Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprout Skewers with Red Onion
p> This palate-pleasing skewer recipe will delight even the pickiest eaters and features scrumptious Brussels sprouts paired with red onion and fresh parsley, and caramelized with maple syrup.
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Grilled Mushroom Skewers
For a simple and cost-effective dish, thread cremini mushrooms marinated in a soy-garlic-butter sauce on to skewers and grill up. This vegetarian-friendly dish can be either a meat-free main, or a delicious side. The best part? They grill up in under 10 minutes.
Shrimp and Grapefruit Skewers
Okay, technically not a veggie, but these fruity skewers make a fresh summer bite. Zesty grapefruit pieces are interspersed with large shrimp before grilling in this light dish from Giada De Laurentiis that works as a starter or, when served with hearty sides, a nice main. The grapefruit dressing adds lots of tang at the finish.
BBQ Chicken and Zucchini Kabobs with Tequila Lime Cilantro
Lime and tequila? Nope, we’re not talking margaritas — though those would probably pair well. This recipe from Valerie Bertinelli takes that classic flavour combination and throws it on the grill with chicken, zucchini, peppers and cilantro.