Colorado Reader Sept. 2019: Colorado Grows World-Class Produce - Page 8
Grilled Potato and Vegetable Kabobs
Make this nutritious and delicious recipe with an adult.
Lemon Herb Drizzle
1/4 cup oil (extra virgin olive oil or any cooking oil of your choice)
3 teaspoons minced garlic (or 3 garlic cloves, minced)
2 tablespoons dry or fresh chopped herbs (such
as basil, rosemary, marjoram, and sage)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice (or juice of 1 fresh lemon)
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Recipe and photo courtesy
1 lb. of your favorite Colorado potatoes (any type), scrubbed
1 (12-oz.) package precooked sausage, sliced 1/4-inch
thick on the diagonal
2 ears fresh sweet corn, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch thick on the diagonal
1. Heat oil in a small saucepan until very hot; remove from heat and stir in garlic.
2. Let cool, then stir in herbs, salt, lemon juice and pepper; set aside.
3. Place potatoes in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl and cover with a lid or plastic wrap.
Note: If using plastic wrap, make sure plastic wrap is not touching any potatoes and poke
one small hole to vent.
4. Microwave on high for 10 to 12 minutes or until potatoes are tender (cooking time may
vary depending on microwave). Use oven mitts to carefully remove from microwave.
5. When cool enough to handle, cut into large chunks. Thread potatoes, sausage and
vegetables onto skewers.
6. Grill over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, turning frequently and brushing with a
little of the herb mixture during the last few minutes of cooking.
7. Remove from grill and place on a platter; drizzle with remaining herb mixture.
Can you think of other vegetables or even fruits that would taste great on these kabobs?
Try adding them when you make this recipe!
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Did You Know?
• There are more
than 85,000 acres in
production for fruits and
vegetables in Colorado.
• Around 2,100 farms in
Colorado grow fruits and
• There are more than
150 families who grow
potatoes in the San Luis
Valley and potatoes have
been farmed in Colorado
• Fruit and vegetable
production is almost a
$300 million industry in
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