Hot sizzling Grilled Fajita Vegetable Skewers dripping with zesty fajita butter.
Summer vegetables should be celebrated, don’t you think?
We wait all year long for corn on the cob to be sweet and juicy. Zucchini and peppers are never as crisp and flavorful as they are in the summer months. This is the time to make the most of our veggies and eat them in large quantities.
Grilling one of the best ways to cook vegetables in the summer because you keep the heat outside and your house cool. The char offers a bit of smoky flavor, yet you can capture the veggies in a half-cooked state so you retain the fresh taste and texture.
Often I just throw vegetables straight on the grill, expecting to sacrifice a few to the flames. Grilled corn is a favorite, because it tastes amazing and doesn’t fall through the grates.
Yet, it’s fun to mix this up from time to time.
In today’s Grilled Fajita Vegetable Skewers recipe I literally “mixed things up” by cutting my corn cobs into short rounds and stringing them on skewers with fresh garden zucchini, bell peppers, red onions, mushrooms, and even brussels sprouts.
These veggies grill well over a medium-low temperature. This ensures they don’t burn to a crisp, yet that the brussels sprouts get enough grill time. (P.S. It’s ok if the brussels are partially cooked as well.)
Grilled Fajita Vegetable Skewers transform into sheer veggie ecstasy with the addition of zesty “fajita butter” made with melted butter, a little lemon juice, and Old El Paso Fajita Seasoning Mix.
The fajita seasoning elevates the smoky grilled flavor and offers a bit of spice. It’s fabulous on the Grilled Fajita Vegetable Skewers, yet can be used on all sorts of grilled summer veggies and fish!
I like to use metal skewers for this recipe, because it allows you to brush the fajita butter over the skewers while they are on the grill.
However I photographed this recipe using wooden skewers so you could see they work too. Just be sure to buy the thick sturdy wooden skewers, not the flimsy kind. Soak them in water before using. Then brush the fajita butter over the Grilled Fajita Vegetable Skewers once they come off the grill.
Our Grilled Fajita Vegetable Skewers are a marvelous summer side dish to pair with any grilled protein for a quick and tasty meal.
I bet your kids will even love to eat their veggies this way!
Grilled Fajita Vegetable Skewers
- If using wooden skewers, soak them in water at least 30 minutes before cooking. Preheat the grill to medium-low heat, around 325 degrees F.
- Shuck the corn and cut into 1 1/2 rounds. Cut the zucchini into 1 inch rounds. Cut the bell pepper and onions into 1 1/2 inch square pieces, and discard pepper seeds. Trim the brussels sprouts. Work the vegetables onto the skewers in a random pattern.
- Melt the butter and whisk with the Old El Paso Fajita Seasoning Mix and lemon juice.
If using metal skewers: grill for 15 minutes, dry. Then brush with the fajita butter and grill another 5 minutes. Rotate the skewers every 3-5 minutes. Brush the remaining fajita butter over the skewers once off the grill.
- If using wooden skewers: Grill the skewers dry for 20 minutes, rotating them every 3-5 minutes. Then remove the skewers from the heat and brush thoroughly with fajita butter. Serve warm!
Going green? Buy reusable metal skewers!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Old El Paso. All opinions are my own.