MOVE OVER MEAT MONDAYS- MARINATED VEGGIE KABOBS

Welcome to Move Over Meat Monday! I decided to post one more alternative recipe that can be used for a bbq or at any time you wish for that matter!

I found the following marinated veggie kabob recipe on vegweb.com:

Marinated Veggie Kabobs

Ingredients (use vegan versions):

1 medium eggplant
2 small zuchini
1 or 2 red or green bell peppers
8 medium button mushrooms
2-4 small-medium yellow onions
1/4 cup cider or balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
2 or more cloves garlic chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Wash and cut the vegetables into chunks about 1 inch thick (I know the peppers will not be this thick, but cut them into large pieces). Place the chunks into a large bowl. In another bowl, combine the vinegar, mustard, rosemary, garlic, and salt and pepper and whisk into a uniform liquid. Pour this liquid over the vegetables and, using your hands, turn the ingredients to ensure each piece is well coated. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

To cook: preheat the oven to broil and thread the vegetables onto metal skewers. Reserve the marinade to baste kabobs. Place the skewers in a broiler pan and cook under the broiler for 10-15 minutes. Baste the cooking kabobs with the marinade periodically during the cooking. Serve over rice or couscous with the leftover marinade as a light sauce. This is great as leftovers, too. The flavors intensify. You need to plan ahead a little to prepare this dish because the vegetables require a long time to absorb the marinade. But once the chopping and marinating are done, it is quick to do the final cooking.

Serves: 4-6

Even though the recipe calls for you to broil the kabobs, I'm sure this would work very nicely on a grill as well! So move over that meat and make room for some veggies!!

One final note: It's very easy to forget the true meaning of this holiday behind all of the events, picnics and bbq's. Let us not forget the real reason why this day exists-to honor all U.S soldiers that have lost their lives while in military service. Let's always remember to pray for those out there risking their lives each day and the families who must endure while they are away. My heart and prayers are with you Tom and Abby!

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