Grilled Vegetable Kabobs

What’s the best part of summer? Grilling, of course! Once the weather warms up, I try to make it a habit to grill as many meals as possible. To me, grilling is synonymous with summer. I am not one of those people who sends her husband outside during winter in a full snow suit to grill up some steaks. Although, the thought has crossed my mind, I am not going to lie.

One of my favorite things to grill is kabobs, also known as skewers. I think kabobs are so versatile because you can make them solely with meat, with fruits/veggies, or a mix of both. I posted this picture on Instagram and Twitter over Memorial Day weekend and it got a ton of buzz, which surprised me because I hadn’t planned on blogging this recipe. It was just something I threw together at the last minute, but it will probably be a staple at many BBQ’s to come.

Grilled Rainbow Vegetable Skewers or Kabobs

I’ve seen something similar to these floating around Pinterest using fruit, but there is no reason you can’t do the same with veggies. To make these, I tossed everything in a large bowl with olive oil and, after skewering them, I seasoned them with equal parts garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and salt. 

Foods That Are Good For Grilling

Want to make your own rainbow kabobs? You can use the same fruits and veggies I did or mix and match based on what is in season or available. Wouldn’t it be fun to do coordinate team colors at an end of the year BBQ or school colors for a graduation party? Below are some foods you can use to make your own kabobs sorted by color.

Red

  • Tomato
  • Red Pepper
  • Radish
  • Watermelon

Orange

  • Orange Peppers
  • Mango
  • Peaches
  • Apricots
  • Nectarines 
  • Butternut Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes 

Yellow

  • Yellow Peppers
  • Yellow Tomatoes
  • Pineapple
  • Yellow squash

Green

  • Green Pepper
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • JalapeƱos
  • Poblano Peppers
  • Zucchini

Purple

  • Red Onion
  • Eggplant
  • Purple Potatoes 
  • Purple Cauliflower

Brown/White

  • Button Mushrooms
  • Portobella Mushrooms/Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • Cauliflower
  • Spanish/Vidalia Onion
  • Pearl Onion

Hot off the grill!

Grilled Rainbow Vegetable Skewers or Kabobs

Are there any foods that are good for grilling that I haven’t thought of? Leave a comment. I’d love to hear what else can be grilled!

Grilled Rainbow Kabobs
Customize these kabobs by using team colors. These would also be a creative way to show school spirit. Easy and impressive!
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Ingredients
  1. Vegetables in a variety of colors.
  2. Olive oil for coating
  3. Equal parts garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
Instructions
  1. Cut veggies into bite-sized pieces. In a large bowl, toss all of your veggies in olive oil.
  2. Skewer in a rainbow pattern and season with equal parts garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and salt.
  3. Grill until vegetables are tender.
Notes
  1. You can definitely do this over an indoor grill pan if you do not have access to a gas grill or outdoor space!
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