Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Goes great with steak, pork loin roast, salmon, keftas or lamb roast

INGREDIENTS:
  • Marinade
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel (no white stuff allowed)
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. dried leaf oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • Vegetables for skewer 1
  • red, yellow or orange bell peppers
  • patty-pan squashes
  • Japanese or Okanagan eggplants
  • Green or yellow zucchini
  • Vegetables for skewer 2
  • Italian plum or cocktail tomatoes
  • Large white or Crimini mushroom
YIELD:
COURSE: Vegetables and Sides
CUISINE: Canadian
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise. Remove the stems, core, and cut out the white pith. Cut the zucchinis, patty-pan and eggplants into rounds. Remove stems from the mushrooms. Mix the marinade ingredients in a bowl and pour into a large freezer bag. Add the vegetables and marinate in the fridge for 2 to 24 hours.
    Put vegetables on skewers, alternating kinds.
    Grill the skewer 1 (longer cooking) vegetables using medium or medium-low heat setting. After about 8 minutes, add the skewer 2 (shorter cooking time) vegetables. You may also want to add some corn on the cob, which you place directly on the grill, no skewer needed.