Monday, May 28, 2012

Meatless Monday Memorial Day veggie kabobs. Or kebabs. Whatever, they've got honey-jalapeno dressing, they're gonna be good!

As I've mentioned before, I like stealing other countries' holidays and traditions because it gives me a fun theme to cook to on the day.

Today (but tomorrow in the US) is Memorial Day, and Americans like to celebrate with a weekend of barbecuing and grilling, among other things, so I'm all about that. Sometimes I make burgers, sometimes hotdogs, and sometimes kebobby kebab thingies because if it's one thing I love, it's grilled veg. Charry, smoky, caramelised on the outside, soft on the inside - what's not to love?

Brushing them with a honey-jalapeno dressing before they're grilled and drizzling it over after only makes for a delightful eating experience.

You can use whatever vegetables you like, but I usually like to include cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and onion. These ones had eggplant, capsicum and zucchini too and were pretty awesome.

Being the lazy cook that I am, I don't bother soaking my skewers. I rarely cook over an open flame, and they're not likely to get burned unless under some kind of heat source (like a grill/broiler). However I keep them in the freezer - it does the same thing but without the added hassle of having to try to remember two hours in advance to soak the damn things.

You can find the honey-jalapeno dressing recipe here, with my pumpkin and haloumi salad. Well, one of them anyway!

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  1. Hi Stacey. Thanks for the reminder. I have linked up here before but I've just forgotten about your link up. I don't normally cook vegetarian but I often cook something sweet so I'll try to remember your link up next week. Have a great week!

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  2. Rachel from Redcliffe StyleMay 29, 2012 5:48 AM

    Hi I have linked up for the first time. :) Rachel

  3. Wow, Stacey, they look delicious! I love the sound of the honey-jalapeno dressing.

  4. hello and welcome! Thanks so much for adding to the collection, I get so inspired by what people make :)

  5. Isn't it amazing what can dress up the humble veggie?! I love how these are so easy too xx