This post is in collaboration with some of my favorite food bloggers- check out #MemorialDayGrillFest during this week and next for awesome summer cookout recipes!
It’s ALMOST SUMMER! Which means Zach and I are going to be throwing our second annual Memorial Day party complete with grilling, corn hole, a kiddie pool, and *hopefully* wonderfully sunny weather. So I’m experimenting with new grilled recipes, starting with these Grilled Chicken Skewers with Sweet Pepper Relish. If you’re looking for a fun, low carb, Paleo, easy recipe to make for your Memorial Day or other summertime cookouts, this is a great one.
I know Zach is excited for summer because he doesn’t have to work, since he’s a teacher. But I might potentially be more excited. I’ve been trying to find that delicate balance of being able to work from home AND be a stay at home mom- it’s hard doing two jobs at once, especially when one of your bosses screams at you and demands food constantly. I’m excited to be able to really focus on some new projects for the blog while Zach takes over watching Zoey during the day.
Speaking of new projects for the blog, this recipe is part of a fun event I’m participating in with 15 other awesome food bloggers! We’re all creating awesome recipes for #MemorialDayGrillFest- recipes perfect for Memorial Day cookouts. There are all kinds of yummy things coming your way this week and next (including a GRILLED FRUIT SANGRIA… what?!). I’ll be sharing all the deliciousness on my social media next week- make sure you keep an eye out for the #MemorialDayGrillFest hashtag on instagram and follow me on facebook and twitter for all the latest!
Back to the recipe.
What I LOVE about this recipe is that everything is cooked on the grill- including the ingredients for the sweet pepper relish. While the chicken skewers cook, the bell peppers and onions get charred and soft on the grill as well. Then, they are tossed in a food processor with some cilantro, salt, and pepper, and chopped up finely with a few pulses. It. Is. DELICIOUS. It’s almost like a bell pepper gazpacho, but more… relishy. There. New word….