Sweet potato rainbow skewers

Skill level
Preparation Time
20 minutes
Cooking Time
35-40 minutes
Serves 4

These vibrant vegetarian sweet potato skewers are the perfect BBQ dish. Mixed with courgette and peppers, they're guaranteed to go down a treat.


  • 500g mixed coloured sweet potatoes, cut into 2cm chunks (a selection of different coloured ones work well, if you can get hold of them)
  • Courgette, sliced into 1.5cm rounds
  • Peppers, cut into 2cm chunks


  1. 1Soak 8-10 wooden skewers in water for approx. 20 minutes.
  2. 2Microwave the sweet potato chinks in a covered dish with a little water for 2-4 minutes until tender but not cooked through. Uncover and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  3. 3Slide alternating pieces of the sweet potato, pepper and courgette slices onto skewers.
  4. 4Lightly oil a hot griddle pan and place around 2 to 3 skewers in the pan at one time.
  5. 5Turn the skewers regularly and cook until the vegetables are cooked through.
  6. 6Serve on their own or with a dressing such as Tzatziki, hummus or garlic mayo.