Need a Star Wars inspired recipe to feed the whole crew? These Bacon Bantha Kabobs are loaded with fresh fruits and veggies, grilled with a touch of bacon wrapped goodness using. Oh, and bonus: this Star Wars food is paleo and clean too!
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening later this month, all things are Star Wars Level 10 all the time in my house. The paleo force has grown strong with us since we got back on the wagon in late November so we’ve been cooking at home more, trying to add new recipes to our repertoire besides spaghetti squash spaghetti. Since we don’t have Bantha meat here on Earth, we opted for bacon instead to create a Wookie style meal that everyone from kids to adults will love.
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HOW TO MAKE SKEWERS ON THE GRILL
I received a set of skewers from CaveTools.com earlier this month to try. Immediately Xaver wanted to grill with them! We decided to go with bacon wrapped skewers. Nothing’s better on paleo than eating nitrate free uncured bacon on all the things!
The skewer set from Cave Tools comes with 5 skewers on a rack. The rack is awesome because you can cook the skewers on the grill without worrying about them sticking or the food falling off – the skewers are suspended in the air by the rack. Close the lid of the grill and the food cooks as it is surrounded by the heat of the grill and infused with delicious smoky flavor.
- 2 Apples
- 1 lb D’Artagnan Foods Hickory Smoked Nitrate-Free Pork Bacon
- 2 cups Pineapple Chunks
- 1 Onion
- 1 Bell Pepper
- 24 Mushrooms
Chop all of the ingredients to 1.5″ square pieces except for the bacon and mushrooms. Leave the mushrooms whole. Thread one end of the bacon onto the skewer. Then add a vegetable or fruit piece. Wrap the bacon around the vegetable or fruit, pressing the skewer through the bacon again. Repeat until the skewer is filled. Lay the skewers on the Kabob Set rack and place on a hot charcoal grill. Close the lid of the grill and cook until the bacon is crispy and the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Use the disc on the skewer to slide the vegetables, fruit, and bacon from the skewer.
- Serving Size: 1 skewer
- Calories: 431
- Sugar: 16.3
- Sodium: 19.9
- Fat: 38.2
- Carbohydrates: 20.2
- Protein: 4.9
- Cholesterol: 36.6
HOW TO SERVE KABOBS
Everything on the skewer slides off easily by sliding the disc from the handle towards the open end of the skewer. It’s such a smart design feature! The metal at the end of the skewer is pressed so that disc cannot accidentally slide off of the skewer.