Vegetable kebabs: one of our favourite vegetarian BBQ ideas

Prepare these vegetable kebabs to be enjoyed by vegetarians and meat eaters, alike

vegetable kebabs
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Vegetable kebabs are, without doubt, one of our favourite vegetarian BBQ ideas. But that's not to say they won't be enjoyed by meat eaters, too. In fact these chargrilled vegetables are cooked alongside halloumi – which in our experience is universally adored – and have so much flavour you'll likely be left wondering why they haven't been a staple on your barbecue menu for longer.

Aside from their delicious, smokey taste, the thing we love most about barbecued vegetable kebabs is how versatile they are. Chances are you have a selection of vegetables kicking around in the bottom of the fridge which would be perfect sliced up, pushed onto a skewer and stuck on the barbecue. If not, it shouldn't be too difficult to get your hands on a selection of vegetables.

Discover how to make vegetable kebabs below, or find more inspiration with our BBQ recipes. Find out how to roast vegetables, too, for an even easier option.

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  • Special thanks to Flora for sharing this recipe with us

Vegetable kebabs

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Vegetable kebabs are insanely easy to prepare. After all, all you really need are some skewers – either wooden or stainless steel – and plenty of veg.

In fact, they're so easy that you can get the kids involved when preparing them. The plus side being that after making them, little ones are often more inclined to eat them without complaint.

For this super simple recipe you will need:

  • Vegetables suitable for roasting – we'd recommend peppers, courgette, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and red onion
  • Halloumi cheese
  • Flora cuisine, 15 grams
  • Honey mustard, one tablespoon

Method:

1. Cut your vegetables and halloumi into small chunks of relatively even sizes.

2. Alternately thread the vegetables and cheese on the skewers.

3. Mix the Flora and mustard together and brush over the kebabs. Alternatively, if you're not a big fan of mustard, you could simply rub a little olive oil and perhaps even sprinkle some paprika over your vegetable kebabs for equally tasty results.

4. Place on the barbecue for eight to 10 mins, turning two to three times until the cheese is golden and the vegetables have softened.

Serving vegetable kebabs

Of course there's nothing wrong with serving vegetable kebabs straight off the barbecue, but if you're looking to spice things up a little, you might also consider the following options:

  • Serve your vegetable kebabs with couscous for a tasty take on roasted vegetable salad. We've covered how to cook couscous in our guide.
  • Remove your vegetable kebabs from their skewers, place the contents in a pitta bread and load up with rocket and humous for a delicious alternative.

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