Sometimes you just feel like whipping up something simple, firing up the grill and dining al fresco with friends and family--Ah,the lazy last few days of summer. Celebrate this season's finale with my Grilled Veggie Shish Kabobs on Rosemary Skewers (v/gf). These vibrant kabobs make for a quickie mid-week meal too, so keep this recipe in mind as we transition into our busier fall schedules.
Don't let the length of this recipe inhibit you from trying these beautiful and tasty meals on sticks. It's really quite easy: Blend, cut, marinate, skewer and grill. Tah-dah!
Grilled Veggie Shish Kabobs on Rosemary Skewers
Makes 6+ Shish Kabobs
3/4 C EVOO
1/2 C Tamari, gluten free soy sauce
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1 T Ginger, fresh and grated
4 T Lime juice
1/2 Jalapeño, seeds removed and minced
1 t Rosemary, minced
1/2 t Sea salt
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
1 Bunch of organic Rosemary Skewers*
1/2 Red onion, large, quartered
1 Pineapple, cut into rings then quartered
1 Zucchini, cut into rings
1 Orange pepper, cut into 2" pieces
1 10 oz. Package of sweet golden tomatoes
Soak rosemary skewers in purified water for at least 15 minutes. While skewers are soaking, chop the fruit and vegetables into generously sized chunks so they will fit on to the rosemary skewers without breaking. Place all of the fruit and vegetables in a large bowl and pour in the marinade, tossing to coat. Cover and let marinate for one hour.
Heat grill to medium-high. Remove skewers from water and shake them into the sink to remove any excess moisture. Thread the fruit and vegetables onto the rosemary skewers carefully. Puncturing the produce with something like a chopstick prior to threading them on, helps prevent breakage. Reserve any excess marinade for an extra drizzle when serving (the beauty of vegan cooking!). Grill for 8-10 minutes turning frequently or until fruits and vegetables appear softened.
Serve on a bed of dark leafy greens with a side of quinoa and add a splash of the reserved marinade.
Wine Paring: La Vieille Ferme Cotes-du-Ventoux Red- $9.99
A delicious red blend from sustainable vineyards in sunny Provence. Available in all D&W Fresh Market stores. Wine pairing suggestion from D&W Fresh Market's Wine Expert, Roz Mayberry.
All ingredients and wine are available at D&W Fresh Market .
*Organic Rosemary Skewers available exclusively at D&W Fresh Market- Knapp's Crossing.
Experience the magic of Grand Rapids with a ride through the city on a horse-drawn carriage.
Student marvels at how far they've come at West Michigan Aviation Academy in Grand Rapids.
Maranda and her partners joined together for a special holiday celebration at Meijer for foster & refugee families with Bethany Christian Services. WOTV 4 Women along with Bethany Christian Services, Craig's Cruisers, Meijer, Fifth-Third Bank & Priority Health & other partners spent the night meeting these special families during a taping of Maranda Where You Live. The night was filled with food, entertainment and shopping with these special families.