A summertime classic gets a homemade twist! Shrimp and fresh veggies are marinated in a homemade zesty Italian dressing and then grilled to perfection.
Grilling always brings me back to college when Bry and his roommates bought their first grill. While we discovered most things taste better grilled (pizza especially!), the meal I found myself craving the most also happened to be the simplest: grilled shrimp and veggies marinated in Italian dressing. In my quest to start making more things from scratch, I’ve realized how delicious homemade dressings and marinades can be as well as how EASY they are to make! As long as you have some type of vinegar and oil at home you can make a salad dressing. Want more flavor? Simply throw in some mustard, honey, or herbs and spices.
One of our favorites is a simple Dijon mustard-based dressing, which we make almost weekly, but for whatever reason I’ve been hesitant to make my own Italian dressing. I think looking at a bottle of Italian dressing had me convinced there were too many ingredients and it would be too difficult to get the balance just right. Well I was wrong. Yes, there are a number of ingredients, but in no way are there “too many” especially since I bet you have all of them in your pantry now. And as for the balance? As with cooking, it is all about tasting as you go. So this summer I encourage you to put down the bottle of Italian dressing in the store and shake up your own at home – I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Know what’s even better than these kabobs? Having a peanut-butter cup banana boat for dessert – stay tuned for the recipe later this week 😉
So here’s a toast to kicking off the Healthy Toast Summer Recipe Series!
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This looks like the perfect grilled summer meal! Can’t wait to try it!
Thanks Kaleigh! I hope you like them 🙂
Yum! These sound amazing. Love kabobs in the summertime!
Love the homemade dressing. It’s so much healthier and more flavorful!
Great summer grilling idea!
Thanks Cindy! Hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend!