It’s a lucky fact that the very best summer meals are also the easiest. That’s what I love about marinated grilled vegetables. They’re easy to prepare, and the right marinade can bring out really awesome flavors. Now is the time to think about getting ready for all those great summer meals, so be sure you’re ready by stocking up on a few pantry essentials now. Next time you’re buying essentials at Target, head to the grocery section and shop the Everyday Collection for all of your favorite kitchen staples! Target has an impressive selection of organic and natural choices too, which is great news for my family and yours.
For these casual grilled vegetable shish kabobs I threw together an easy honey mustard and soy marinade, made with a handful of pantry staples like mustard and soy sauce, and sent my sliced fresh vegetables for a dip in it. Next, I threw the skewers on the grill and they were ready in minutes. Served over nutty whole grain bulgar with a big salad, these vegetables were transformed into a fast, fresh summer meal. Head below for the easy recipe!
Grilled Soy & Honey Mustard Vegetables
makes 8 skewers
8 wooden skewers, soaked in water to prevent burning
1 recipe honey mustard (instructions here)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled, and minced
1 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
2 bell peppers, cored, seeded, and sliced
2 zucchini, washed and cut into 1 inch slices
1 pint crimini mushrooms, brushed clean and stems removed
1 red onion, cut into wedges
In a large bowl, whisk together the honey mustard, soy sauce, garlic, and black pepper. Fold the prepared vegetables into the marinade and set aside for 30 minutes. Give the vegetables a gentle stir every 10 minutes or so.
Meanwhile, start your coals or heat up your grill pan.
When you’re ready to cook, alternate the vegetables on the prepared wooden skewers. Set on the grill and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until the edges are crisp and the veggies are tender.
Remove to a plate and serve on skewers or over a bed of whole grain.