Recently we were in Georgia where it is already full swing summer weather. We visited friends and enjoyed our first of the season kabobs. We had barely broken out the grill at home, but the fresh flavors reminded me of just how much I love kabobs.
Kabobs are so easy and week night quick, but you can make them with so many combinations. This week our Variety Boxes have things like cremini mushrooms, sweet yellow onion, grape tomatoes, zucchini and red peppers. Those are great options for creating tasty and fast kabobs.
Kabobs are also fun with older children that can be responsible with the kabob skewers. They might be fun for make your own kabob bar if you host informal meals in your home often like we do for larger groups.
This week in honor of weather that is nearly grill worthy we will be posting four days of “recipes” for great kabobs. These are tried and true great recipes. The truth is I am not a great recipe follower. I really love using what I have on hand and coming up with combinations. So most of the time I just go with combinations I think that my family might like. Below are a few combination ideas we have used often that are a little short of actually being a recipe. Enjoy!
Option #1. Sweet Peppers, Sweet Onions, Zucchini, Pineapple, Chicken – seasoned with salt and pepper. Served with teriyaki and sweet chili sauce to dip. We like this with rice – especially rice mixed with toasted coconut.
Option #2 Same as #1 except marinade in the juice from one lemon and a tablespoon of minced garlic. We like this served with
Option #3. Local Grass Fed Beef Kabob Meat, Sweet Yellow Onion, Sweet Pepper, Mushroom, Cherry Tomato. Seasoned with garlic, honey, ginger, salt and a little white pepper if available. We enjoy this with rice or baked/roasted/grilled potatoes.
Option #4. Favorite Meat, Sweet Peppers, Sweet Yellow Onion seasoned with Fajita Seasoning (lime, cumin, salt, garlic). This is great served over Spanish rice or with tortilla.
Option #5. Chicken, a mix of pineapple, peaches, plums. We like this served with Farro or rice.
Other notes: Many recipes I have found for kabobs are for the meat only. We almost always include fruit and vegetables because we love the grilled vegetable flavor. This balances out the meal well without side dishes making it very quick and healthy.
You can grill any tender quick cooking meat on the grill. Fish, shrimp, pork, beef, chicken are all easy options. You can also use tofu or other meat substitutes or skip the meat all together and use just vegetables.