Grilled Rainbow Vegetables

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Introduction: Grilled Rainbow Vegetables

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After seeing some yummy looking veggie skewers on pinterest, my partner and I knew we needed to make a version of our own.

This easy recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next barbecue.

Step 1: Ingredients

For the veggie skewers, you will need:

  • Bell peppers (red, orange and yellow)
  • Zucchini
  • Red onion
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Beets

You can substitute in any of your favourite vegetables or whatever you have on hand.

For the marinade, you'll need:

  • 1 cup oil (we used canola oil)
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp cayenne pepper (you can use less if you don't want spicy skewers)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp basil

Step 2: Make the Skewers

Wash the vegetables and chop them into nice big chunks. (Peel the beets before cutting them)

If you are using wooden skewers, be sure to soak the skewers in water so they won't burn on the grill.

Skewer the vegetable pieces following ROY G. BIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet), or as close to it as you can, for a rainbow effect.

Step 3: Marinade

Mince the garlic and mix it with all the marinade ingredients in a dish that will fit your skewers.

Leave the vegetable skewers in the marinade for at least 30 minutes.

Step 4: Grill and Enjoy!

Heat up your barbecue.

Grill the skewers, rotating them occasionally.

It is tempting to grill the vegetables on high heat, but if you have included beets on your skewers you will want to keep the temperature lower so they will have time to cook properly. (If you don't like crunchy beets, you could precook them)

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