Outdoor Cooking, Sides, Vegan

Mediterranean Vegetable Skewers

Cooking method:

Ninja Woodfire Electric BBQ Grill & Smoker
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Pre-heat Time: 17 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total time: 49 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 6 people

Mediterranean Vegetable Skewers

TIP Use the All Purpose Blend for a rich, classic BBQ smoke flavour. 


  • 6 x 30cm wooden skewers (soaked)
  • 2 medium red onions, peeled, each cut into 12 wedges
  • 1 large courgette (about 250g), halved lengthways, cut into 18 half-moons (about 1.5cm thick)
  • 1 large red pepper, cut into 18 small (about 3.5 cm) squares, deseeded
  • 18 cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, minced
  • 2 tsp chopped thyme leaves
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, as desired
  • Handful basil, torn, to garnish, optional

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    To build the skewers, thread ingredients in the following order, leaving 1/4th of the skewer empty: onion, courgette, red pepper and cherry tomatoes. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Evenly brush all sides of the skewers with the prepared marinade. 

  • Step 2

    To install the grill plate, position it flat on top of the heating element and gently press down until it sits into place, then close the lid. 

  • Step 3

    While holding the smoke box lid open, use the pellet scoop to pour pellets into the smoke box until filled to the top. Then close smoke box lid. 

  • Step 4

    Turn dial to GRILL. Press WOODFIRE FLAVOUR. Set temperature to MED and set time to 12 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (IGN and preheating will take approx. 13-17 minutes). 

  • Step 5

    When unit beeps to signify it is preheated and “ADD FOOD” is displayed, open lid and add skewers to grill. Close lid to begin cooking. 

  • Step 6

    When unit beeps and the display reads FLIP, open lid and use silicone-tipped tongs to turn skewers. Baste with any leftover marinade. Close lid to continue cooking. 

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, remove the skewers and serve hot drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and garnished with torn basil, if desired.