It’s Friday! A day when you want a simple, easy meal that you can munch and enjoy with little preparation and even less washing up. These veggie kebabs with spicy harissa dip do just that!
Inspired by Mediterranean and North African flavors, these veggie kebabs add some color and zing to these somewhat dreary October evenings, while the Harissa dip packs a spice punch.
Kebabs are so versatile – you could come up with multiple vegetarian kebab ideas and choose whatever combination of delicious veg you like. Aubergines, bell peppers, red onions, and baby tomatoes are the key ingredients in my vegetable kebab recipe.
The vegetarian kebab recipe only takes about 15 minutes under the grill or on a barbecue, and you can whisk up the sauce in no time while they’re sizzling. For me, these kebabs are a reminder of summer, and a delicious, quick, guilt-free supper. I had mine with rice, but you can stuff yours into pitta breads or do whatever you like!
This is how to make grilled veggie kebabs:
Veggie kebabs with spicy harissa dip
For the kebabs
- 1 yellow pepper
- ½ large red onion
- ½ large aubergine
- 4 -5 cherry tomatoes
- 60 grams halloumi cheese
- 1 teaspoon mixed herbs
- Squeeze of lemon juice
For the dip
- 70 grams natural yogurt
- 1-2 teaspoons harissa paste
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped mint
- Preheat the grill to medium.
- Roughly chop the veg and cheese into large pieces (half the tomatoes).
- Skewer the pieces in random orders or pretty patterns onto some kebab sticks.
- Douse with a squeeze of lemon juice and sprinkle with herbs, then grill for 10-15 minutes, turning once, until lightly browned on each side.
- While the veggie kebabs are cooking, make the sauce by combining the yogurt, harissa paste and chopped mint in a bowl until evenly mixed.
- Plate up the vegetable kebabs and serve with your choice of rice, pitta, or anything else!
Whether you’re BBQ-ing with pals or treating yourself after a long day, these skewers bring the vibes. They’re quick, they’re healthy, they’re your new favorites waiting to happen. If you prefer savory skewers for your BBQ party, you can try skewered chicken Yakitori. This is one of the best skewers I’ve ever had.