Pineapple and Vegetable Kabobs

In honor of Memorial Day, I just had to post about these. I actually made them for the LOST party we hosted two Sundays ago, and they were a big hit. I had gone to the public market that Saturday and picked up a bunch of fresh vegetables, so all I needed to pick up at the grocery store was a pineapple and some wooden skewers and I was ready to go. Make these today if you’re going to grill out – they’re easy, and almost as much fun to make as they are to eat!

The fun thing about kabobs is how customizable they are! I used:

  • Green pepper
  • Red pepper
  • Yellow pepper
  • Mushrooms
  • Cherry tomatoes

I also threw in some pineapple, because I LOVE grilled pineapple. Here are some other suggestions: red or white onions, zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, potatoes, strawberries, peaches, watermelon. You can go sweet or savory – or both!

Before I started any of the prep work, I placed the wooden skewers in a shallow baking dish filled with water for about 30 minutes, so that they wouldn’t burn when we put them on the grill.

Next, since I bought a whole pineapple, hubby helped me cut it up into large chunks.

Then, I cut up the peppers and mushrooms. Make sure not to slice the mushrooms too thin, or they will split when you try to run the skewers through them.

I assembled the kabobs…

…and then hubby grilled them on low-medium heat for about 10-15 minutes until all of the vegetables were nice and tender.¬†Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of the final product because they were devoured so quickly…but that’s all the more reason for you to give them a try!

17 Responses to “Pineapple and Vegetable Kabobs”

  1. 1 Jessica @ How Sweet Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    They are so pretty! I love grilled pineapple – delish.

  2. 2 Jenny Flake Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Looks great!! Love that first picture!

  3. 3 DessertForTwo Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Is the public market the same as the farmer’s market? Just curious…
    These look like perfect party food!

  4. 4 SnoWhite Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    These look wonderful!! hope you enjoyed them with LOST :)

  5. 5 Michelle Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I love making kabobs and these are so pretty! Bet they were delicious too. Love the gummy necklace! LOL!

  6. 6 Cookin' Canuck Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    What a colorful kebabs! These are perfect bbq fare.

  7. 7 Raina @ The Garden of Yum Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    These look so good. I love the idea of pineapple added to the kabobs. Great barbecue side dish!

  8. 8 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    These look great! Pineapple is one of my new favorite foods to grill. I just love the flavor that the grill brings out. Yum!

  9. 9 Maria Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Great summer recipe!

  10. 10 Rosa Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 6:35 am

    A great idea!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  11. 11 Tracy Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 8:48 am

    DessertForTwo – Yes, the public market is pretty much the same as the farmer’s market. Instead of only selling fresh fruits and veggies though, vendors at our public market also sell things like hanging plants and flowers, baked goods, clothing, etc.

  12. 12 shelly (cookies and cups) Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 9:21 am

    These look beautiful and delicious! the colors really pop!!

  13. 13 Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 10:55 am

    What an awesome idea for cookouts! Delish!

  14. 14 ivoryhut Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    What a wonderful side dish to any outdoor meal! Plus, the veggies and pineapple cook perfectly because they don’t have to stay longer to make sure the meat is also cooked. Love the idea!

  15. 15 Jennifurla Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Those are such gorgeous colors, good idea.although my man would force me to add meat! ha

  16. 16 Jen @ How To: Simplify Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I absolutely love kabobs…and I love these even more because they combine fruits and veggies! They look so colorful and delicious!

  17. 17 maggy Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I think pineapple is my favorite fruit! These look so delicious. These are definitely on my “to make” list.

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