Whenever I decide to grill something, I always like to have as much of the meal grilled as possible. That means fewer dishes to do, and it also means that my husband will make the whole thing. These vegetable skewers are just the thing. They go so well with a simply grilled chicken breast and some grilled spicy potatoes tops of the meal. It’s important to marinate these vegetables, but I like to do that while I’m thawing the chicken breast and prepping the potatoes. While it’s possible to marinate these for up to 12 hours, I’m usually not organized enough to get that done. And since the veggies are basted with the leftover marinade while they’re being grilled, they are still just as tasty even when they’re only marinated for 30 minutes. You also get to have a whole bunch of vegetables for only 2 points plus!

Asian Marinated Vegetable Skewers

Grilling supper is great fun, not to mention healthy and easy with so few dishes to do! These grilled Asian marinated vegetables skewers are perfect to add a tasty and colorful side to grilled chicken breast, steak or fish.

Ingredients

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 lb button mushrooms
  • 1 red onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 yellow squash, cut into chunks
  • 1 green zucchini, cut into chunks
  • 1 each red, green and yellow bell pepper, into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seed oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 4 – 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the sesame seed oil, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger.
  2. In a large Ziploc bag, combine the vegetables and the marinade ingredients.
  3. Shake the bags to coat the vegetables with the marinade.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 12 hours. Turn the bags once if marinating for 30 minutes, or several times if marinating longer.
  5. Preheat the grill to medium high.
  6. Soak wooden skewers in water for 10 minutes.
  7. Thread the vegetables onto the skewers. Reserve the marinade.
  8. Grill the skewers for 8-12 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. Brush the vegetables with the marinade each time they are turned.
  9. Serve hot.

Preparation time: 40 minute(s)

Cooking time: 12 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegan

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 8

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Calories: 98

Fat: 4

Protein: 4

Entire recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size is about 2 skewers
Each serving = 4 Smart Points/2 Points
PER SERVING: 98 calories; 4g fat; .6g saturated fat; 14g carbohydrates; 6.6g sugar; 4g protein; 3g fiber

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