Grilling Skewers

Summer is pretty much synonymous with grilling. A sure sign summer is here is whipping out the grill, cooking and enjoying foods with friends and family, and the amazing smells filling up the neighborhood.

When we go to cook our favorite fish, chicken, or vegetables that are back in season, lots of us use aluminum foil. Unfortunately, high heats, acidity (tomatoes, lemon, etc), and even added spices can cause aluminum to leach from the foil and into our food.

To avoid this heavy metal from getting into our foods, there are a couple ways of going around this. You can use a grilling basket, which holds all your veggies and other foods so it won't fall into the grill, and you don't need foil. I chose to use skewers (I thought they look pretty this way too).

This recipe is meant to use your favorite veggies/any veggies you can find in your fridge. I just wanted to show how easy it is to grill them, and show that we don't always need to cook/bake/grill in aluminum foil.



  • Veggies of your choice, chopped (I used bell peppers, onion, brussel sprouts, and corn)
  • Coconut oil or butter/ghee
  • Skewers (reusable are best, but I used wooden ones and they were fine)


  • Pre-heat grill. I kept mine at about 300F

  • Chop veggies of your choice, and slide them onto skewers

  • Place skewers directly on grill, and cook turning every 3 minutes or so

  • Continue doing this for about 15-20 minutes, or until slightly charred, and slightly soft.


Alexandra Agasar