Are you still trying to stay on track eating healthy and working out since the new year began? We are! I am trying to make sure my 3 kids eat more fruits and vegetables, and these Vegetable Kabobs have been a winner as a side dish at our dinner table. I used Ranch seasoning mix with olive oil for the marinade, and also make a yogurt ranch dip to go with them. You can use store-bought Ranch if you have it, but if you have time the recipe for homemade ranch is easy. It’s listed below. Just combine all the ingredients and store covered in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
1 (6 oz.) container nonfat plain Greek yogurt
5 tbsp. nonfat buttermilk
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp. chopped fresh chives
1/4 tsp. grated lemon zest
2 tsp. Ranch seasoning mix
Easy Vegetable Kabobs
4 to 6 servings
1 teaspoon Ranch seasoning mix
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 large yellow squash, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 small purple onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices
8 (6-inch) metal or wooden skewers*
1. Preheat broiler to high.
2. In a small bowl combine olive oil and remaining ranch-seasoning mix; set aside.
3. Thread zucchini, squash, tomatoes, bell pepper and onions on skewers. Brush evenly with olive oil mixture. Place skewers on a lightly greased rack of a broiler pan.
4. Broil vegetable skewers 4 to 6 inches from heat 5 minutes or until golden, turning once. Serves 6 to 8
*If using wooden skewers, soak them at least 30 minutes before grilling to prevent burning.