Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Skewered Vegetables with Cilantro Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 17 min
  • Prep: 7 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 skewers, 1 cup sauce
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Cilantro Sauce:

1 cup packed cilantro leaves

1/2 cup packed parsley leaves

1/3 cup coarsely chopped scallions

1 garlic clove

2 teaspoons lime juice

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1/2 cup sour cream

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Grilled Vegetables:

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 clove garlic, finely minced

1 tablespoon freshly grated or minced gingerroot

Cherry tomatoes

Zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch chunks

Red onion, quartered and separated into 3-layer pieces

Red and green bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch square chunks

Corn on the cob, cut into about 1/2-inch rounds

Baby pattypan squash, optional

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Soak 8 wooden skewers in water for one hour.
  2. In a food processor combine the cilantro, parsley, scallions, garlic, and lime juice and puree until finely chopped. Add the yogurt and sour cream and continue pureeing until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat charcoal grill or grill pan.
  4. In a small bowl stir together the olive oil, garlic and gingerroot. Arrange the vegetables on the 12 skewers and baste with the olive oil mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Grill the vegetables, basting occasionally, until browned and tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with the cilantro sauce.

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