Adapted from a NatureSweet Tomato recipe hand-out I picked up at the store. We use this as a side or fun appetizer, so I am putting down 2 kabobs per person for the serving - adjust accordingly, as needed! It's great for grilling season, and makes for a colorful, simple dish. If you like heat, add more crushed red pepper to the sauce!
- 24 cherry tomatoes or 24 grape tomatoes
- 4 green onions, sliced diagonally into pieces
- 16 snow peas
- 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 16 baby carrots
- 1⁄4 cup peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dry crushed red pepper (to taste)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lime zest
- Using 8 metal skewers or wood skewers that have been soaked into water, alternately thread on the vegetables.
- Grill for about 4 minutes on each side, until veggies are cooked crisp tender.
- Meanwhile, combine all ingredients for the dipping sauce and mix well.
- Serve 2 kabobs per person with the dipping sauce. Another fun way to serve is to plate the kebabs and drizzle a bit of sauce down each kabob, serving with the remaining sauce.
This was pretty good. I 'predrilled' the carrots so they could be skewered without splitting using a metal skewer. Like another reviewer, I felt the tomatoes were a little overcooked and the carrots a bit undercooked. I think I'd rearrange the skewers next time so that the tomatoes could have less time on the grill or just skip the skewers and cook the veggies in my grill wok. Made for ZWT9 Soup A Stars.
These were good, and would have been easy to make except that I had a very hard time skewering the baby carrots. They kept splitting down the center. I tried everything (cutting them in half lengthwise or the other way, making a starter hole with my knife, using the small ones, the big ones, etc.) It was a real pain. Also, the cherry tomatoes were a little overcooked for my taste while the carrots were hardly cooked at all. Otherwise I thought it was a fun recipe. The peanut sauce was delicious! I'll probably make this again with mushrooms instead of carrots, as suggested by Debbwl, and I might make separate skewers for each type of veggie since they take different amounts of time to cook. We enjoyed it as a main dish with 4-5 skewers each. Made for Veg*an Swap, August 2010
These are so easy and tasty! Liked that I could come home and have veggie bobs without the hassle of marinating before work. The only change I made was to use mushrooms in place of carrots. The peas grilled up nice and were so good with the sauce. Thanks for the post.