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Try this healthy Veg Kebab Recipe with Creamy Avocado Dressing for your next BBQ night.

This recipe makes 8 kebabs.


Creamy avocado dressing:

  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 small bunch fresh coriander, stems removed
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ± 60 – 100ml cold water

The rest:

  • ± 20 portabellini mushrooms, whole (about 500g)
  • ± 20 cherry tomatoes, whole
  • 2 large red onions, cut into large chunks
  • 4 large marrows, sliced into chunks
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking


How to make creamy avocado dressing:

  1. Place all ingredients into a mini food processor / blender.
  2. Add a generous pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Blitz until smooth.
  4. If you like a little heat – add half a deseeded jalapeño to the avocado dressing for a spicy version.

To make the kebabs:

  1. Preheat your grill and oil the grates well.
  2. When preparing the vegetables, aim to slice them all into similar sizes for even cooking.
  3. If using wooden kebab skewers, soak them in water before preparing the kebabs.
  4. Thread the vegetables onto 8 kebab sticks, alternating veggies as you go.
  5. Brush the kebabs with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Cook the kebabs on the grill, turning occasionally for even charring.
  7. When the vegetables are cooked through, squeeze over the lemon juice and remove from the heat.
  8. Serve the kebabs with the creamy avocado dressing for plenty of swishing and dipping.

Veg Kebab Recipe Notes

This Veg Kebab Recipe is courtesy of the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA), a group of farmers who grow and love mushrooms.

They share their passion by promoting all varieties of mushrooms, creating unique recipes that showcase the many flavour profiles of mushrooms, and engaging in charity campaigns that make the world a better place.

Why mushrooms?

These powerful little foods are packed with nutrients and fibres, have very few calories, and are an excellent source of plant protein. If spiced right, they even make a great meat replacement!

You can check out SAMFA’s social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for all their latest updates.

We’ve shared dozens of SAMFA recipes, which you can access in our full Recipes Archive. You may just find your next delicious meal there!

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