Veggie Skewers with Huancaina Sauce
Servings Prep Time
12skewers 30minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
12skewers 30minutes
Cook Time
For the skewers:
For the huancaina:
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic, and salt.
  2. Now chop your veg; I’ve broken it down below so you’ll end up with about the same number of pieces of each vegetable and so that they will cook evenly.
  3. Potatoes: Slice each potato in half in one direction and then the other, for a total of 4 pieces per potato. Add chopped potatoes to a large pot of salted boiling water, and parboil the potatoes for about 4 minutes, and remove from heat. While potatoes are cooling, chop other vegetables.
  4. Zucchini: Slice zucchini in half hotdog-style, and then slice each zucchini half into about 6 1-inch slices.
  5. Creminis: Cut creminis into three to four slices each, each about a third of an inch wide.
  6. Red onion: Place the onion face down, and slice at 1-inch intervals in both directions, so that onion slices are about 1 inch by 1 inch.
  7. Whisk marinade together, and then add zucchini, cremini mushrooms, potatoes, and onions. Toss lightly with a spatula or your hands; be careful so you don’t upset the mushrooms.
  8. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees (I recommend waiting until this point to turn on the oven so you don’t turn your house into a hellhole for longer than necessary).
  9. Skewer the vegetables, alternating them in a pretty pattern (or an ugly pattern, you’re the boss of these skewers). If you add just one slice of onion to the skewer at a time, I recommend alternating them between each other veggie to get some nice onion flavor involved.
  10. Lightly grease two large baking sheets with olive oil; then distribute skewers so that none are touching one another.
  11. Cook for 10 minutes, then rotate skewers to the opposite side, and cook for another 10 minutes.
  12. While the veggies are cooking, assemble your Huancaina sauce. Throw all of the ingredients in a blender—a Nutribullet or other smoothie blender works especially well for achieving a silky texture. Blend for a minute or so until all ingredients come together.
  13. That’s it! You’re done. Enjoy your handiwork.
Recipe Notes

If you are making these on the grill, place the assembled skewers on greased aluminum foil and cook on low heat near the edge of the grill. Flip when they’re starting to brown.