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Mike's Hot Honey Veggie Skewers Recipe

  • Prep Time
    30 Minutes
  • Difficulty
  • Servings
  • Vegetables of your choosing. We like zucchini, mushrooms, peppers and red onions.
  • ⅓ cup good quality olive oil, plus more for brushing.
  • 5-6 cloves minced garlic.
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped.
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped.
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, minced.
  • 2 tbsp Mike’s Hot Honey, plus more for drizzling.
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

If using wooden skewers, soak for 30 mins before you start cooking.

Prepare the vegetables: peel and quarter the onions, deseed and chop the peppers and slice the zucchinis into rounds.

Combine the remaining ingredients to make the garlic marinade.

Alternate the vegetable pieces on the skewers, then brush with olive oil.

Grill each skewer on a medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes per side, until the vegetables are softening and lightly charred.

Brush with the marinade and serve with a generous drizzle of Mike’s Hot Honey. Pair it with our Sweet Margarita Recipe to complete the ensemble. 

As grilling season unfolds, many enthusiasts gravitate toward the timeless allure of burgers and steaks. However, let’s talk about a savory twist to elevate your barbecue experience – the journey of crafting veggie skewers. What’s makes it even better? Adding a crowd favorite, Mike’s Hot Honey.

Drizzling this perfect balance of sweetness and heat over the veggie skewers creates a great combination of tastes that leaves your friends wanting more. Beyond being a healthier alternative, these skewers showcase a vibrant medley of colors and flavors, appealing to both vegetarians and devoted meat-lovers. So, let's delve into the art of grilling veggie skewers like a seasoned pro!

Choosing the Right Vegetables for Skewers

When it comes to veggie skewers, the options are endless. You can mix and match a variety of vegetables to create a colorful and flavorful combination. It's important to choose vegetables that are firm and can withstand the heat of the grill without turning mushy. Some popular choices for vegetable skewers include:

  • Bell Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Mushrooms
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Red onions
  • Eggplant
These vegetables not only hold up well on the grill but also offer a great balance of flavors and textures.

What Are the Worst Vegetables to Grill?

While most vegetables can be grilled to perfection, there are a few that are best left off the skewer. For example, avoid delicate vegetables like:
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • lettuce
  • These don't hold up well on the grill and tend to wilt or burn easily. Similarly, starchy vegetables like:
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
These take longer to cook and may not get tender enough on the skewer. Other vegetables to avoid grilling include:
  • Asparagus spears are too thin.
  • Brussels sprouts can become too charred.
  • Broccoli florets tend to dry out.
It's always best to choose vegetables that are sturdy and can withstand the direct heat of the grill.

Tips for Perfectly Grilled Veggie Skewers

Grilling veggie skewers may seem simple, but there are a few tips and tricks to ensure they turn out perfectly every time.

First, make sure to preheat your grill to medium-high heat and oil the grates to prevent sticking. This will help achieve those beautiful grill marks and prevent the veggies from falling apart.

When assembling the skewers, leave a small gap between each vegetable. This allows the heat to circulate evenly, ensuring all the veggies cook at the same rate. It's also a good idea to soak wooden skewers in water for about 30 minutes before grilling. This prevents them from burning and splintering on the grill.

Lastly, keep a close eye on the skewers while grilling. Vegetables cook quickly, and you don't want them to become overly charred or burnt. Rotate the skewers occasionally to ensure even cooking and brush them with any remaining marinade for added flavor.

Grilled Veggie Skewer Pairings and Dips

No veggie skewer is complete without some delicious accompaniments and dips.

Serve your grilled veggie skewers with a side of tzatziki sauce, a creamy yogurt-based dip with cucumber and dill, or a tangy Asian glaze. These dips not only add a burst of freshness but also complement the smoky flavors of the grilled vegetables.

For an extra touch of indulgence, consider serving your veggie skewers with hot honey mustard or a side of homemade dinner rolls. The combination of the charred veggies, creamy dips, and soft bread is simply irresistible. We have more hot honey recipes on our website, or you can find out where to buy hot honey at your closest store. 

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