Zucchini Tomato Kabobs

Zucchini Tomato Kabobs

Dive into Summer Flavors: 1977 Zucchini Tomato Kabobs from Southern Living

Step back to a time of sunshine, picnics, and gingham tablecloths with these Zucchini Tomato Kabobs from the July 1977 edition of Southern Living. It’s a recipe with the vibrant essence of summer, a melody of fresh vegetables and zesty flavors guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

Imagine: Skewers adorned with emerald zucchini slices, ruby-red cherry tomatoes, and earthy button mushrooms, glistening with a tangy marinade of Italian salad dressing and kissed with the golden sweetness of pineapple chunks. Each bite is a refreshing dance of sweet and savory, the crisp vegetables contrasting with the juicy fruit, making every flavor pop.

Here’s why these kabobs are a taste of summer in every bite:

  • Garden bounty on a skewer: Fresh zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and mushrooms are the show’s stars, their vibrant colors and crisp textures celebrating the season’s bounty.
  • Italian dressing dreams: A marinade of tangy Italian dressing infuses the vegetables with a zesty punch, reminding you of picnics under sun-dappled trees.
  • Pineapple surprise: Chunks of sweet pineapple add a burst of juicy sunshine, balancing the savory flavors and creating a delightful, unexpected twist.
  • Effortless assembly joyful results: This recipe is as easy as skewering the ingredients and letting the marinade work its magic. Perfect for busy weeknights or impromptu gatherings.
  • Versatile delight: Enjoy these kabobs grilled, baked, or even chilled for a refreshing summer salad.

More than just a recipe, it’s an experience:

  • A taste of nostalgia: This recipe is a throwback to a simpler time when grilling with friends and family was a summer ritual.
  • Perfect for any occasion: These kabobs are ideal for grilling out, potlucks, picnics, or even a light and healthy lunch.
  • Customizable fun: Add your twist with grilled onions, bell peppers, or even tofu for a vegetarian option.

So grab your ingredients, dust off the grill, and get ready to whip up a batch of 1977 Zucchini Tomato Kabobs. It’s the perfect way to bring a taste of summer sunshine and backyard grilling to your table any time of year!

Bonus Tip: Serve these kabobs with creamy ranch dressing for extra dipping delight.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! It’s a taste of summer fun and nostalgic flavors skewered together for your grilling pleasure.

Zucchini Tomato Kabobs

Zucchini Tomato Kabobs
A vintage handwritten recipe from the July 1977 edition of Southern Living for Zucchini Tomato Kabobs made with fresh mushrooms, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, Italian salad dressing, pineapple chunks.
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  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 pounds small zucchini, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 12-18 cherry tomatoes
  • Italian Salad Dressing
  • fresh pineapple chunks, 1-inch


  • Combine mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, and salad dressing.
  • Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for four hours or overnight.
  • Drain vegetables.
  • Alternate with pineapple onto three long skewers.
  • Cook on grill over medium heat 10 minutes, turning occasionally and basting frequently with reserved marinade.

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Large Mixing Bowl
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Grilling, Kabobs, Tomatoes, Zucchini


Yield: 8 servings.
This recipe is from the July 1977 edition of Southern Living.

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