Impaled Veggies

June 25, 2014

Veggie Skewers, peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, vegetarian, vegan

This recipe is an easy one, I promise! It’s true that oftentimes the simple things are the best things in life. We metalled up these unassuming skewers with a cool name, and a super easy spicy balsamic vinaigrette. Cut up your veggies, impale them on your skewers, slather them with the vinaigrette, and pop ‘em on the grill while you listen to Amon Amarth.

Veggie Skewers, peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, vegetarian, vegan

Let the fire do it’s work, and twenty minutes later, they’re ready to accompany your main dish, or be the star on their own! Those heirloom cherry tomatoes were my favorite part. Get them now while they’re available at their peak! You won’t regret it.

Veggie Skewers, peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, vegetarian, vegan

Skewer Love,

Listening to:
Valhall Awaits Me
Amon Amarth – With Oden On Our Side
Amon Amarth, With Oden On Our Side

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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 8
  • Serving size: 1 Cup
  • Calories: 148
  • Fat: 9.7
  • Saturated fat: 1.4
  • Carbohydrates: 14.4
  • Sugar: 7.9
  • Sodium: 48.6
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 2.9
  • Cholesterol: 0
Recipe type: Vegetarian, Vegan
Cuisine: American
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Sometimes the simplest things are the best things!
Ingredients
Veggies
  • 2 Organic Red Peppers
  • 1 Organic Green Pepper
  • 1 8 ounce Box of Organic Cremini or White Button Mushrooms
  • 2 Medium Red Onions
  • 1 Pound Organic Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
Dressing
  • ¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • ⅓ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1½ Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon Hot Sauce (I used Stone Brewing Co.'s Crime Hot Sauce)
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • ½ Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
Instructions
For the Veggies
  1. Cut up all the veggies into bite-sized pieces. I left the mushrooms and tomatoes whole.
  2. I strongly suggest large, metal skewers for this, because the veggies will sit on the grill for awhile, and you don't want the wood skewers to burn. If wooden skewers are all you have, that's fine, just soak them for 30 minutes before threading the veggies on.
  3. Alternate the veggies as you thread them onto each skewer, then place the skewer on a large baking sheet.
  4. Once the veggies are on the skewers, heat up your outdoor grill to medium heat while you prepare the dressing for the skewers.
For the Dressing
  1. Add all ingredients except the olive oil to a bowl and mix well with a whisk. Slowly add in the olive oil while continuing to whisk, until all the olive oil is incorporated, and the mixture thickens up. Using a silicone bbq brush, baste the skewers with the dressing, making sure to coat all the surfaces of the veggies.
  2. Place the skewers on the grill, turning them by a quarter once every 5 minutes.
  3. Use the remaining dressing to baste during the grilling time, as needed.
  4. Remove from the grill, and serve immediately!
Notes
If you have leftovers, mix with some cooked quinoa for a nice, light meal!

 

5 Comments

  1. Bill
    June 25, 2014 at 11:00 am (4 months ago)

    You’re absolutely right about the simple things being the best. I’m not sure there’s anything better than grilled veggies, especially with a spice balsamic sauce like yours. Gotta try that sauce. Excellent post, Natalie!
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    • Natalie Wiser-Orozco
      June 25, 2014 at 4:43 pm (4 months ago)

      Why, thankya, Bill!! Hot sauce ends up in everything around here. LOL!

      Reply
  2. Hannah
    June 25, 2014 at 4:30 pm (4 months ago)

    Do you know the specific variety of tomatoes that you used? I’ve never seen that hue before?

    Reply
    • Natalie Wiser-Orozco
      June 25, 2014 at 4:43 pm (4 months ago)

      Hey there Hannah! I believe they’re Cherry Black Krim’s, but it’s just a guess. When I go to the market next, I’ll ask the farmer!

      Reply
  3. Hannah
    July 2, 2014 at 5:56 pm (4 months ago)

    That would be awesome, they are really beautiful.

    Reply
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