Yakitori-Style Grilled Vegetables

Yakitori-Style Grilled Vegetables
05 June 2024

Yakitori is a dish typical of Japanese cuisine and technically refers to chicken on short skewers. In this method, vegetables are grilled on short skewers until tender, which is more than frying. Vegetables best suited for grilling are those that are hardy but do not cook for long. These vegetables include tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, red onions, and bell peppers. Let's move on to the details of the vegetable yakitori recipe that will enrich your tables.

How many calories is a serving of Yakitori-style Grilled Vegetables?

One serving of Yakitori-style grilled vegetables is 200 calories.

Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook time : 25 mins
Servings : 6 People
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Yakitori-Style Grilled Vegetables


  • 2 eggplants
  • 4 oyster mushrooms
  • 2 spring onions
  • 500 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 bell peppers
  • Bamboo skewer

Yakitori sauce:

  • Half a cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
Yakitori-Style Grilled Vegetables


  1. For the yakitori sauce, add soy sauce, brown sugar, and water to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Set aside the boiling yakitori sauce.
  3. Peel the eggplant and zucchini into strips.
  4. Cut the zucchini and spring onion into rings.
  5. Cut the eggplants into equal cubes.
  6. Thread the vegetables onto skewers.
  7. Dip them in the yakitori sauce and cook over an outdoor fire on a charcoal grill.
  8. Turn the skewers frequently, and brush the sauce on the chicken with a brush.
  9. Vegetable yakitoris are ready to serve, Bon Appetit.
Serving Suggestions
  • You can serve it with rice, salad, tzatziki, and lavash.
  • If you wish, you can serve it with chicken sauté.
Expert Tips
  • The flavor of yakitori comes from the soy-based Dara sauce. Japanese sugar and soy sauce are used in Dara sauce.
  • In traditional yakitori, skewers are dipped in Dara sauce and then grilled again.
  • Bamboo skewers are normally used for making yakitori.
  • To prevent them from getting burned, dip the skewers in a bowl of water while preparing the other ingredients.
  • If you wish, you can cook it in the grill part of the oven.
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