This gorgeous dish made with zucchini and cherry tomatoes will fast become a family favourite.


  • 500g minced beef

  • 100g freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped

  • 100g breadcrumbs

  • 2 medium eggs, preferably free-range or organic

  • a small handful of chopped parsley

  • 1 – 2 Zucchini cut into 2 cms discs

  • 20 small cherry tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon fine salt

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Mix in half a teaspoon of chilli powder for some heat - optional


  • 1.

    Put several wooden skewers to soak in water.

  • 2.

    Place all the ingredients apart from the oil in a large bowl and mix together with your hands and shape into walnut-sized balls.

  • 3.

    Cut your washed zucchini into 2cm discs. With damp hands, begin by shaping one of the meat balls around and along each skewer, pressing a little for a nice texture.

  • 4.

    Follow with a piece of zucchini then a tomato and repeat till the skewer is full (leaving 3 cms either end to handle)

  • 5.

    Drizzle with a little olive oil and seasoning.

  • 6.

    Grill the kebabs for 8-10 minutes until golden and cooked through.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 295kj
  • Fat Total 13g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Protein 28g
  • Carbohydrate 15g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Sodium 480mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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