Updated: Aug 3
Summer is still in full swing, and it's the perfect time to enjoy the colorful, seasonal summer veggies like zucchini and tomatoes. If you're looking for a mouthwatering dish that celebrates the season's flavors, look no further than this Grilled Summer Veggies recipe! This medley of tomatoes, zucchini, red onion, mushrooms, and bell peppers, marinated in a zesty blend of lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper, and oregano, will fill you with joy and awaken your taste buds. Simple, plant-forward, and bursting with flavor, this grilled veggie skewer recipe is perfect for summer gatherings, BBQs and cookouts, or even a quick weeknight dinner.
Yields: ~12 skewers
Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
1 zucchini, cut in half, then cut into 1-inch thick slices
1 large red onion, cut in half, then cut into wedges
1 bell pepper, cut into 1x1" squares
2 cups of whole mushrooms
1 cup of cherry tomato
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp oregano
Pinch of salt and pepper
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper.
Pour the mixture over the cut veggies and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
While the veggies marinate, soak the skewers in water for at least 5 minutes before placing the veggies on them so they don't burn on the grill.
Carefully place the veggies on the skewers, alternating the different colors.
Grill them over medium-high heat for 5 minutes on each side or until you can see some light char marks on the veggies.
Serve and enjoy!
Next time you fire up the grill, don't forget to try this irresistible recipe. Feel free to get creative with the assortment of veggies you use, and the herbs and spices for the marinade! You can try combinations with fruit, too, like pineapples or peaches! You can even alternate your favorite animal protein for grilling into the mix, like beef, shrimp, pork, or chicken.
As always, if you give it a try and love it, take a pic, tag me on socials, and leave a rating and review!