Veggies-on-Skewers

Veggies-on-Skewers

Veggies-on-Skewers
Photo Credits: jamieoliver.com

Colourful and quick to make, this appetizer is sure to be an eye-candy as well as a mouthful of flavour. All vegetarian, call them kebabs if you like! Add as many veggies to this dish as you want and deep-fry, bake, or grill as per preference. I grilled them just to give them the authentic kebab touch. Perfect for formal parties and a lovely way to feed kids some vegetables!

Ingredients

  • Cottage cheese                                  120 grams
  • Cherry tomatoes                               140 grams
  • Yellow bell pepper                             1
  • Zucchini or English Cucumber          1
  • Salt                                                  To taste
  • Red chilli powder                              ½ teaspoon
  • Fresh mint                                        ½ bunch
  • Lemon                                              1
  • Olive oil                                            2 tablespoons
  • Freshly ground black pepper             To taste

Equipment Needed

Procedure

  1. Immerse your wooden skewers into cold water so that they can soak it up.

Tip: Immersing skewers in cold water before grilling prevents them from burning when the kebabs are cooking.

  1. Cut the cottage cheese into bite-sized cubes. De-seed the yellow pepper and cut it into pieces. Add both to a mixing bowl.
  2. Cut the zucchini into small slices and add to the bowl. Also add the cherry tomatoes whole.
  3. Wash the mint leaves thoroughly and finely chop them.
  4. Grate some lemon zest and add the mint, red chili powder and the zest to the mixing bowl. Also add the olive oil.
  5. Season the mixture with salt and black pepper and then toss to coat everything. Squeeze a little lemon juice too.
  6. Preheat your kebab grill to high. While it heats, lightly grease a grill tray. Arrange the veggies and cheese pieces on the skewers.
  7. Place the skewers on the grill tray and grill for 10 – 12 minutes. Turn the skewers half way through to ensure even cooking. When the cheese becomes golden and the veggies soft, you’re done!
  8. Remove the skewers from the grill and let them cool very slightly. Serve!

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 2 – 3

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