Recipe: Grilled Beef Skewers with Zucchini and Mint


Grilled Beef Skewers with Zucchini and Mint, Courtesy:
Grilled Beef Skewers with Zucchini and Mint, Courtesy:

Why not have fun with your food? One way to do that is to use skewers to make kabobs with your favorite proteins and vegetables. This recipe uses beef with zucchini, but you could instead use chicken or turkey, with eggplant, mushrooms, or squash. The combinations are limited only by your imagination.

1 cup short-grain brown rice
2 cups water
3 scallions, thinly sliced
8 ounces grass-fed sirloin steak, trimmed, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
2 zucchini, halved and cut into spears
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
1/2 tsp. red chile flakes
1 lime, cut into wedges, for serving


  1. Bring rice and water to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook 45 minutes, until tender.
  3. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
  4. Fluff with a fork.
  5. Stir in scallions.
  6. Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  7. Thread beef on skewers.
  8. Season beef and zucchini with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil.
  9. Grill, turning, until cooked through and blackened in parts, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  10. Serve over rice.
  11. Top with mint leaves and red chile flakes.
  12. Serve with lime wedges.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • Instead of a grill pan (which I do not own), I used my tabletop grill machine, named after a famous boxer who will remain nameless, although I think you know who I mean.
  • You may substitute turkey or chicken for the beef, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings




6 thoughts on “Recipe: Grilled Beef Skewers with Zucchini and Mint

  1. Joanna July 23, 2015 / 3:27 pm

    Zucchini and mint? Sounds interesting. Might just have to try that!

    Liked by 1 person

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