Grilled Zucchini & Eggplant Kebabs with Goat’s Milk Yogurt & Fresh Herb Dressing

Photo by Mikkel Vang / Styling by John Bjostad

Make the most of your grill while the weather is forgiving by giving these vegetarian-friendly zucchini and eggplant kebabs a try.

  • 4 large zucchini, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 large eggplant, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 large red peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fine black pepper

Soak 24 bamboo skewers overnight in water. Preheat grill to medium high. Assemble skewers using alternating zucchini, eggplant and red pepper. Brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill 3 minutes per side, for a total of 12 minutes.

Goat’s Milk Yogurt & Fresh Herb Dressing Ingredients
  • 1½ cups Cotton Hill Creamery Drinkable Goat’s Milk Yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary, removed from stalk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lavender (can use dried lavender, if needed)
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh fine pepper

Place yogurt in large glass mixing bowl. Crush herbs with mortar and pestle to release oils. Add to yogurt, along with salt and pepper. Whisk until well-combined. Let rest at least 1 hour to allow flavors to come together. Serves 12.

Published on July 27, 2016
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Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen
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Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen are Wine Enthusiast's Entertaining and Lifestyle Editors. DeSimone tastes wine from Israel and the Mediterranean Basin, while Jenssen tastes wine from Eastern Europe, including the former the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Both co-authored Wines of California, Wines of the Southern Hemisphere, and The Fire Island Cookbook. Wine educators and presenters, both gentlemen serve as frequent guests on national and local television. Email:

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