Vegetable Kebabs with Pesto Sauce - CNM Natural Chef and Vegan Natural Chef

Vegetable Kebabs with Pesto Sauce

Vegetable Kebabs with Pesto Sauce

These vegan kebabs are loaded with Mediterranean vegetables and marinated in pesto before oven baking. The remaining pesto makes a great dipping sauce for serving.
Although these kebabs are oven baked, they would also make a great addition to a summer BBQ!
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Servings: 6 skewers


  • 1 small courgette peeled and sliced into 12x 1cm discs
  • 1 small aubergine peeled and sliced into 12x 1cm semi circles
  • 1 small red bell pepper deseeded and sliced into 12 bite sized chunks
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper deseeded and sliced into 12 bite sized chunks
  • 2 medium red onions peeled and sliced into 12 wedges
  • 2 portobello mushrooms sliced into 12x 1cm wedges
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

For the pesto

  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice


  • Cover 6 wooden skewers with water and leave to soak for 20 minutes
  • To prepare the pesto, add the basil, garlic, pine nuts, lemon zest, lemon juice and nutritional yeast to a food processor. Blend to form a chunky paste.
  • Add the olive oil and season to taste. Blend again to form a pesto sauce. Taste and adjust seasonings if required.
  • To prepare the kebabs, tip the diced vegetables into a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the minced garlic, olive oil and lemon zest with 2 tablespoons of pesto.
  • Pour the pesto marinade over the vegetables. Use your hands to rub the pesto and oil into the vegetables then set aside for 20 minutes to marinade.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C, 180° for fan assisted.
  • Thread the marinated vegetables onto the prepared skewers, alternating as you go. You will have two pieces of each vegetable per skewer.
  • Arrange the skewers across a shallow oven tray and bake for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and slightly caramelised.
  • Serve with the remaining pesto sauce.


CNM recommends the use of organic ingredients.
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