Picnic Shish Kebabs

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July is National Picnic Month! Now is the time to enjoy the warm summer weather with friends and family united by a plateful of the season's best produce. 

Two key attributes to a perfect picnic dish: ease and portablitiy. Our Veggie Shish Kebabs & Dipping Sauce are fast to prepare and can be eaten with a frisbee in hand. Bon appétit!

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Veggie Shish Kebabs & Dipping Sauce


Skewers:                                Dipping Sauce:                               

1t cumin                                1c greek yogurt                                  

1t coriander                           2T parsley

½t sumac                              2T mint                                                                                                                

½t fenugreek                         1t red curry paste                             

1 eggplant                             2 lemons, zested & juiced                

2 zucchini                              Salt & pepper                                     

2 summer squash 

1 pint cherry tomatoes

Salt & pepper


Preheat grill to high, or if using a grill pan, heat over high heat.

Combine yogurt, mint, parsley, curry, lemon zest and juice in a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. 

Combine cumin, coriander, sumac and fenugreek in a large bowl. Cut the eggplant into 1" cubes. Cut zucchini and squash in half long-wise, half again long-wise and then slice into 1" pieces.  Toss vegetables with spices.  Skewer. Grill over high heat until charred, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with sauce on side.

Yields: 4 servings

Prep time: 10 min

Active cooking time: 12 minutes

Total time: 22 minutes

Original recipe and photograph created for Recipe for Success by Chef Justin Kouri. 

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