Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers

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Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers

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Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers

Like I said earlier, my husband has been grilling numerous times a week this summer. We are often trying new things, making things lighter and better-for-you. Just being health-conscious makes a huge difference with what we are consuming.

In order to make a side dish a little lighter, we made some swaps when it comes to grilled vegetable skewers. Instead of marinating them in a bottle of dressing, we made our own using Mazola Corn Oil as the base. The corn oil has a neutral taste that lets the natural flavor of the food really stand out. Second, instead of pre-made seasoning packets that contain additives, we mixed our own spices. Lastly, we omitted starchy vegetables (potatoes) and added more zucchini and peppers.

Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers

The end result was tastier than ever!

Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers Recipe

Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Mazola® Corn Oil
  • ⅔ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4-5 green/yellow zucchini
  • 2 green peppers
  • 5 bell peppers, a variety
  • 1 large white onion
  • 1 red onion

Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers

To make the marinade, mix Mazola® Corn Oil, red wine vinegar, and all of the seasonings together in a bowl. Set aside.

Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers

Slice zucchini into ½” slices. Cut all the peppers and onions onto squares, around an inch or slightly larger.

Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers

Place the cut vegetables into a large sealable container(s) (or bag) and add the marinade.

Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers

Seal tightly and gently shake to mix. Refrigerate the vegetables in the marinade for at least an hour and up to 8 hours.

Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers

When ready to make, preheat the grill to 350° F. Strain the cut vegetables and add them to skewers (if using wood skewers, soak them in water first).

Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers

Place over direct heat on the grill for 10-20 minutes on each side, until the vegetables are tender. Time will vary by grills.

Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers & Foil Packs

Nifty tip: If you have a lot of extra leftover cut vegetables, wrap them in a few layers of foil to make foil packs and grill for about 20 minutes.

Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers

These Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers make a delicious side dish to go with just about anything. What will you be serving them up with?

Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers

Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers
 
Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers make a delicious side dish to go with just about anything.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Mazola® Corn Oil
  • ⅔ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4-5 green/yellow zucchini
  • 2 green peppers
  • 5 bell peppers, a variety
  • 1 large white onion
  • 1 red onion
Instructions
  1. To make the marinade: Mix Mazola® Corn Oil, red wine vinegar, and all of the seasonings in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Slice zucchini into ½" slices.
  3. Cut all the peppers and onions onto squares, around an inch or slightly larger.
  4. Place cut vegetables into a large sealable container (or bag) and add the marinade.Seal tightly and gently shake to mix.
  5. Refigerate the vegetables in the marinade for at least an hour and up to 8 hours.
  6. When ready to make, preheat the grill to 350°.
  7. Strain the cut vegetables and add them to skewers (if using wood ones, soak them in water first).
  8. Please over direct heat for 10-20 minutes on each side.
  9. Nifty tip: If you have a lot of extra leftover cut vegetables, wrap them in a few layers of foil to make foil packs and grill for about 20 minutes.

Grilled Italian Marinated Vegetable Skewers