Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich mayor shares recipe for lemon vegetable kebabs ahead of grilling season

As grilling season approaches, Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes is sharing his family’s favourite veggie-filled barbecue recipe.

Haynes likes to use a recipe for lemony vegetable kebabs from The Australian Women’s Weekly Great BBQ Cookbook as inspiration.

“It’s a great base recipe,” he explained, adding that any veggies and sauces can be substituted in based on preference. “Barbecuing the vegetables brings out that yummy, caramelized roasted flavour.”

Haynes recommends using zucchini, sweet potato and even carrots whether they come from the garden or from local farms.

Lemon-Veggie Kebabs

To start, cut up a large eggplant or zucchini and chop red pepper, onions, button mushrooms, carrot or sweet potato.

Veggies like eggplant and zucchini should be salted then set out to rest for 30 minutes before being pat down with a paper towel to absorb moisture. Tougher vegetables such as carrots and sweet potatoes should be steamed beforehand as they don’t cook all the way through on the barbecue, Haynes explained.

Next, thread alternating vegetables onto skewers before adding them to the grill. While barbecuing, brush the kebabs with a lemon baste made with lemon juice, any oil and a clove of crushed garlic – Haynes recommends adding a splash of balsamic vinegar too.

Once the vegetables are soft, remove from the grill and sprinkle with fresh parsley and chives before serving.


@devonscarlett
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

barbecueDistrict of Saanich

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Driver slapped with $483 ticket for excessive speeding in Saanich construction zone

Police traffic unit reminds drivers to slow down in McKenzie interchange

Victoria International Airport deemed the most efficient for its size

Ranking appears in a report comparing airports across three international areas

Saanich makes ALC appeal for Prospect Lake Elementary parking, portables

Council votes in favour of seeking non-farm use designation

Victoria police investigating chop-shop found in Beacon Hill Park

Police asking public to register bikes with them in case lost or stolen

Province expands substance use teams to address overdose crisis

People who use substances to have greater access to health care services

Recent surge in COVID-19 cases not unexpected amid Phase Three of reopening: B.C.’s top doc

Keep circles small, wear masks and be aware of symptoms, Dr. Bonnie Henry says

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of July 13

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

NDP wants Lower Mainland MLA removed from BC Liberal caucus for alleged homophobia

BC Liberal leader, some MLAs apologize for Christian magazine ads but Laurie Throness doubles down

B.C. health officials pleased with likely extension of Canada-U.S. border closure

Health Minister Adrian Dix says the situation is ‘very serious in the United States’

Children suffer swollen eyes, burns while playing at Lower Mainland spray park

Mission RCMP are investigating incident that injured several children

B.C. NDP changing WorkSafeBC regulations to respond to COVID-19

Employers say reclassifying coronavirus could be ‘ruinous’

Statistical flaws led to B.C. wolf cull which didn’t save endangered caribou as estimated

Study finds statistical flaws in an influential 2019 report supporting a wolf cull

Beloved Island woman dies at 106

Dorothy Adair adored by the many people she met in Chemainus in two short years

Man arrested for allegedly pushing unsuspecting seniors, jumping on cars at Parksville mall

Cops arrest man after ‘aggressive incident’ at Wembley Mall in Parksville

Most Read