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Shrimp and Vegetable Kabobs Recipe

Shrimp and Vegetable Kabobs Recipe

These colorful kabobs from our Test Kitchen home economists pair special shrimp and garden-fresh vegetables for a memorable main dish that's often requested. You can use whatever veggies you like.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 medium yellow squash, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 8 medium fresh mushrooms, optional
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing, parsley and basil. Alternate the vegetables and shrimp on eight metal or soaked wooden skewers.
  • 2. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 3 minutes, turning once. Baste with dressing mixture. Grill 3-4 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink and vegetables are tender, turning and basting frequently. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 244 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 169 mg cholesterol, 630 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.