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Eating veggie » Recipes » Vegetable Kebabs with Peanut Dressing

vegetable kebabs with peanut dressing

Prep time 15 mins, cook time 15 mins

Serves 4

Dairy-Free, Vegan, Egg-Free

Oriental Vegetable Kebabs with Peanut Dressing

Cook these veggie kebabs on the barbecue or under the grill. If you’re short on time use teriyaki sauce instead of the marinade and ready-made satay sauce in place of the dressing.

Preparation Notes

Plus 1-2 hours to marinate


  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cubed
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cubed
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 6 spring onions, topped, tailed and cut into 5cm lengths
  • 2 baby courgettes
  • 1000ml groundnut oil, for grilling
  • 6 kebab skewers
  • Basmati rice, to serve

For the marinade

  • 2-3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • A pinch of ground ginger
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, for seasoning

For the peanut dressing

  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp hot chilli powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 115g unsalted roasted peanuts, ground
  • 150ml coconut milk
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • salt and pepper, for seasoning


  1. To make the marinade: Mix the soy sauce, garlic, sugar, ground ginger and salt and pepper together in a bowl.
  2. Mix all the vegetables together in a bowl and pour over the marinade, making sure the vegetables are evenly coated. Cover and leave for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. To make the peanut dressing: Heat the oil in a small saucepan and fry the shallot or onion until starting to brown. Add the chilli powder and cook for one minute. Stir in the marinade or Teriyaki sauce, garlic, sugar and ground peanuts. Stir well. Add the coconut milk a little at a time. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for two minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and season to taste.
  4. Put the rice on to boil.
  5. Thread the marinated vegetables onto skewers. Brush with a little oil and grill over the coals for about 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
  6. Gently re-heat the peanut dressing.
  7. Serve the kebabs on a bed of rice, drizzled with peanut dressing.

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