Mill City Cooks

Summer Kebabs with a Sweet Basil Marinade

By: Jenny Breen

Ingredients

Marinade:
8 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups fresh basil leaves, minced
3 tablespoons honey
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup fruity vinegar
1 cup olive oil
1 cup mayonnaise (optional, if not using, add another 1/2 cup olive oil)
2 teaspoons salt

Assorted vegetables including:
cherry tomatoes
peppers
onions
broccoli
cauliflower
eggplant
zucchini
Protein(s) of choice, e.g. salmon, chicken, tofu, etc.

Method

Combine ingredients and set aside.
Cut vegetables and protein (chicken, fish, tofu, tempeh etc) into 1 1/2 inch cubes.
Place in container with marinade and coat as well as possible. Marinate for at least an hour, and as long as overnight (in refrigerator).
Place items on bamboo skewers that have been soaked in water or metal skewers.
Place on grill until charred and tender-approximately 5-8 minutes.
Serve over mixed greens and/or cooked grains. Use remaining marinade for dressing.