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1. Gather the ingredients:

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • a bunch of mushrooms
  • 4 baby potatoes
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 5 cherry tomatoes or 2 big round ones
  • 5 baby eggplants

For the vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of freshly ground black pepper

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2. Prep the vegetables

Wash and chop all the vegetables. For the harder ones (potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots) boil them for 10 minutes until tender, and drain.

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3. Make the vinaigrette

Chop the garlic and place the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl and whisk until blended. Toss the chopped vegetables inside, mix and leave in the fridge for at least 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, so they can soak up the juices.

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4. Soak up the skewers

Don’t forget to soak up the skewers in water before grilling, or they could burn in the grill.

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5. Thread the veggies

Take the bowl out of the fridge, arrange the vegetables by colors in a large plate and begin with the threading.

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6. First things first

Place the darker and harder vegetables at the bottom (purple in this case), to work out the color magic and so they hold the rest of the vegetables in place.

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7. Grill

Grill the rainbow skewers at 400° F for about 10 minutes per side, or until cooked.

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8. Enjoy!

Eat on their own, with rice, or salad, bring to a picnic or put it in your kids’ school lunch, they are so versatile!

Photos © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitots

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