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There’s nothing quite like the flavor of a fresh, true sweet onion, but cooking with these little gems can be a bit tricky. The unique composition of a sweet onion makes them a wonderful ingredient in some dishes and a terrible choice for others. For the best results when cooking sweet onions consider these helpful tips:

Use sweets: Raw in sandwiches and salads; lightly grilled-whole or sliced, gently roasted or quickly baked; in stir-frys; power bowls, street tacos and other fresh fare. They are delicious caramelized but take care not to stir them too rigorously or cook them at too high a temperature

Avoid using in: Slow-cooker or long-simmering recipes like chili, stews, soup or in baked casserole dishes. Prolonged cooking breaks down the delicate texture and flavor of sweet onions.

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Healthy Veggie Grilled Skewers
For the marinade:
1 tablespoon good-quality balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed into a paste
Handful of finely chopped fresh herbs (we used parsley and tarragon)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Skewer ingredients:
12-15 small new potatoes
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, rinsed
1 red or sweet onion, cut into wedges (leave ends intact so they hold together)
2 zucchini, rinsed and cut into 1/4" rounds
1 red or yellow bell pepper, cored and cut into 1" pieces
Make the marinade: Whisk together all marinade ingredients in a nonreactive bowl and set aside.

Parboil the potatoes: Add potatoes to a pot and cover with cold water and generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and cook for 8-10 minutes; you'll want the potatoes tender enough to be pierced with a fork but not falling apart. Drain and set aside to cool. Once the potatoes have cooled, slice each potato in half lengthwise.

White the potatoes are coking soak 10-12 wooden skewers in a plate of water. this will prevent them from burning on the grill. Or you can use metal skewers.

Add all veggies and potatoes to a large mixing bowl. Add marinade and toss gently with your (clean) hands to combine.

Preheat your grill or a grill pan to medium-high.

While grill is heating up, thread potatoes and vegetables onto skewers, distributing evenly. Continue until all vegetables are used; pour any remaining marinade over skewers.

Grill skewers for 8-10 minutes, flipping once in the middle of cooking. You want a light char on the vegetables and the tomatoes should just be starting to burst. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
Healthy Veggie Grilled Skewers
Use this weekend's farmer's market haul to make these fresh, flavorful, guilt-free skewers. We've kept the ingredient list short and sweet, but feel free to add some cubed eggplant or mushrooms. This recipe makes approximately 10-12 skewers.
20 minutes
20 minutes
Looking for inspiration? Try these recipes:
Grilled Teriyaki Veggie Kabobs
Grilled Teriyaki Veggie Kabobs
Grilled Corn and Pepper Salad
Grilled Corn and Pepper Salad
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