We already said it; Greeks like eating food on the skewers, or wrapped in pitas. That is how one more tasteful Greek souvlaki was born: grilled vegetable souvlaki! Grilled veggies slightly enriched with olive oil! It may sounds way too simple but it’s not. Nothing tastes better than veggies all year long. In Greece veggies are fresh, from the farms – directly from the soil to your plate; bathed with plentiful sun they are a both visual and flavor feast! Grilled vegetable souvlaki recipe is actually pretty easy to prepare and you are free to make it in many different ways depending on the ingredients you will choose.
You can use any combination of vegetables. We choose this combo here because it’s simple, colorful and crispy. Grilled peppers always taste great – the only thing you need to worry about is not to over-grill them. If over-grilled, all vegetables become soggy and lose their otherwise apparent appeal. All vegetables we choose for the Grilled Vegetable Souvlaki here need approximately the same time to reach their full flavor on the grill – not more than five minutes or so, depending on your grill. Just wait to see when edges of the peppers’ bites become darker, and that’s it. If you prefer your veggies soft, you can let them stay on the grill longer, or broil them first and then place them on the grill.
Grilled Vegetable Souvlaki Recipe
- Bell peppers – red, green, yellow
- Red Onions
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Dry oregano
Wash and prepare the vegetables for the skewer. Cut them in bite-size pieces. Be careful not to cut the red onions in too small pieces. In the bowl of olive oil, mix the dry oregano, salt and pepper (if using), and add the cut vegetables making sure that each piece is fully covered by the marinade. Place them on the skewers now the way you want. Their different colors will give you few options to play with visual impressions!
When done, serve them with the food of your choice. We opted for rice with garlic and parmesan. Try it, you will see why we made that choice!