These crisp-tender vegetable kabobs are
the essence of simplicity -- a swath of rosemary-scented oil-and-vinegar
dressing is their only embellishment.
8 tiny new potatoes, quartered
2 tablespoons water
8 baby sunburst squash
4 miniature sweet peppers and/or 1 red sweet pepper, cut into
8 tiny red onions, halved, or 2 small red onions, each cut into
8 baby zucchini or 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
1/4 cup bottled oil-and-vinegar salad dressing
2 teaspoons snipped fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary,
Fresh rosemary (optional)
- In a 2-quart microwave-safe casserole
combine potatoes and water. Micro-cook, covered, on 100% power
(high) for 5 minutes. Gently stir in sunburst squash, sweet peppers,
and onions. Cook, covered, on high for 4 to 6 minutes or until
nearly tender. Drain. Cool slightly.
- On eight 10-inch skewers* alternately
thread the sunburst squash, sweet peppers, onions, and zucchini.
In a small bowl combine dressing and the 2 teaspoons fresh or
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary; brush over vegetables.
- Grill kabobs on the rack of an uncovered
grill directly over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until
vegetables are tender and browned, turning and brushing occasionally
with dressing mixture. If desired, garnish with additional fresh
Makes 8 servings.
*Note: Using rosemary skewers will add
a special touch to your meal. To use fresh rosemary skewers,
first grill the vegetables on regular metal skewers (the rosemary
will burn if grilled), then thread grilled vegetables on long
stalks of fresh rosemary, removing some of the rosemary leaves.
Make-Ahead Tip: Micro-cook vegetables as
directed. Drain. Place vegetables in a bowl; cover and chill
for up to 24 hours. To serve, assemble and grill kabobs as directed.
Nutritional facts per serving: calories:
161, total fat: 8g, saturated fat: 1g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium:
217mg, carbohydrate: 22g, fiber: 2g, protein: 3g, vitamin A:
15%, vitamin C: 75%, calcium: 2%, iron: 7%
Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 fat/sugar.
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