Kebabs are a favorite way to grill meat and vegetables. This recipe features an unusual, delicious grilled okra. Grilling infuses the pods with smoky flavor, and it allows them to maintain their firm texture.Kebabs are a healthy way to cook up tasty meats and vegetables. The okra, or lady finger, is a great source folate. Grilling the okra on a kebab keeps its firm texture and gives it a smoky taste.

Mike Wilson


Credit: Jan Smith

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4 servings (serving size: 2 kebabs)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Cool.

  • Combine parsley and the next 6 ingredients (through black pepper) in a large bowl, stirring well; stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add potatoes, bell pepper, okra, shallots, beef, and squash; toss well to coat. Cover and chill 1 hour.

  • Prepare grill.

  • Thread vegetables and beef alternately onto each of 8 (10-inch) skewers. Sprinkle kebabs evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place kebabs on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 10 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, turning occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

338 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 11.3g; saturated fat 3.7g; mono fat 5.3g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 30.6g; carbohydrates 30.4g; fiber 3.9g; cholesterol 76mg; iron 4.8mg; sodium 564mg; calcium 76mg.