Grilled Vegetable Skewers

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“These skewers are great at a barbecue and it's easy to double or half the recipe. Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit (June 2004)”
8-10 skewers

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
  • 1 12 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano (or substitute other fresh herbs that are available, basil and marjoram are good choices)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (or other spicy mustard)
  • 2 Japanese eggplants, cut into 1 inch rounds
  • 2 zucchini, cut into 1 inch rounds
  • 2 yellow squash, cut into 1 inch rounds
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 8 -10 wooden skewers


  1. Soak wooden skewers for at leat 30 minutes in water.
  2. Whisk dressing ingredients (oil- mustard) in a jar and set aside.
  3. Alternate vegetables (eggplant, zucchini and summer squash) with tomatoes on skewers. Each skewer should hold approximately 6 vegetables (2 of each eggplant, zucchini and summer squash rounds) and 6 tomatoes.
  4. Arrange skewers on baking sheet while you complete all 10 skewers. Brush skewers with dressing. (If making ahead refrigerate for up to 8 hours- refrigerating dressing and skewers separately) Prepare barbecue (or preheat broiler).
  5. Brush skewers with dressing, sprinkle with salt and pepper (if desired).
  6. Grill (or broil) until skewers are tender and charred slightly, turning often (about 10 minutes).
  7. Transfer to serving platter and brush again with dressing.

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