I don’t care what anyone says, grilled vegetables are THE MOST underrated dish at any cookout! This is coming from someone who was only accustomed to eating grilled corn growing up. I had no idea that there were so many other vegetables that were amazinggggg on the grill! These Easy Grilled Vegetable Skewers are the perfect way to get your grilled veggie fix this summer.
How to Make Vegetable Skewers
These easy grilled vegetable skewers are probably one of the easiest things you’ll throw on the grill. What I love most about them is that they’re so easy to customize! As you can see, I kept mine pretty simple, but colorful. I love grilling peppers, onions, and of course corn. You can add or remove anything you’d like to make them your own!
To prep these skewers, you’ll simply need to first decide what you’re going to use. Once you’ve decided what vegetables you’d like to add to the skewers, cut them and set aside. Whenever I’m making skewers, I like to cut my vegetables into large chunks so that they’re easier to enjoy after they’re finished cooking. Grilled vegetables like peppers and onions tend to shrink a bit, so I like to layer them on a few at a time.
As for the corn, I find it easiest to use a large, heavy duty knife to also cut ahead of time so I can add them to the skewers along with the other vegetables so they can cook all at once.
Assembling the skewers are really easy. As for the skewers themselves, I’ve always preferred to use metal ones for a few reasons. I don’t have to worry about them breaking- especially when I’m adding something like fresh corn that can sometimes be challenging to poke through, and metal ones can be reused for years to come so they create less waste! Because I’m extra, I always like to assemble my skewers in a pattern, but you can assemble yours however you’d like!
Grilling the Vegetable Skewers
Once your skewers are assembled the way you like, you’re ready to toss them on the grill! I like to preheat the grill a few minutes before adding the skewers so that they begin cooking right away. Once they’re evenly spaced on the grill, I spray them with a generous amount of olive oil and give them a nice sprinkle of salt and pepper. That’s all you need! When spraying the skewers with the olive oil be careful as it will likely cause the flames to rise.
As you can see, I like my Grilled Vegetable Skewers to be pretty well charred, so I leave them on until they have the perfect grilled look. This is the result of leaving them covered on the grill for about 15-20 minutes at around 350 degrees, then flipping them over on the opposite side for another 15-20 minutes. When you flip them, don’t forget to add a little more olive oil along with a few sprinkles of salt and pepper!
Once your skewers are cooked to your liking, you can serve them immediately along with all of your favorite cookout foods!
What to Pair with Easy Grilled Vegetable Skewers:
Need some ideas on what to pair with these Easy Grilled Vegetable Skewers? I got you! Here are some of my favs that would work great with these skewers:
I know you’ll enjoy these Easy Grilled Vegetable Skewers! They’re super easy to make and would be the perfect side-dish to any of your favorite grilled foods this summer. Give them a try and let me know what you think of them in the comments below!
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Easy Grilled Vegetable Skewers
- 2 ears fresh corn cut into about 3 inch pieces
- 1 green bell pepper diced into medium-large chunks
- 1 red bell pepper diced into medium-large chunks
- ¾ large red onion diced into medium-large chunks
- olive oil to taste (olive oil spray would be easier, but you can also use a basting brush to apply to vegetables if you don't have a spray)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your grill to around 350°
- Arrange your vegetables on your skewers as you prefer.
- Transfer the skewers to your preheated grill and spray with olive oil to taste (stand back to keep flames from getting too close to you).Note: If you don't have olive oil spray, pour 2-3 tbsp of olive oil into a small dish and use a basting brush to apply directly onto the skewers.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and cover the grill with its lid.
- Let cook for about 15 minutes, then flip over and apply more olive oil, salt and pepper. Close the lid and allow to cook for an additional 15 minutes.
- Once grill marks are present and vegetables are cooked, serve alongside your favorite dishes. Enjoy!