For something different at your next barbecue, try these island-inspired ham skewers. Loaded with fruit, peppers, red onion and zucchini, and brushed with a spicy brown sugar-coffee mixture, they are a nice alternative to steak and chicken kebabs.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line an extra-large baking sheet with foil; lightly coat foil with cooking spray. Set aside.

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  • In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, thyme, ground coffee, paprika, allspice, garlic powder and, if desired, cayenne pepper.

  • Trim fat from ham; cut ham into 1 1/2-inch pieces (about 1/2 ounce each). On twelve 12-inch metal skewers, alternately thread ham, sweet peppers, zucchini and onion. Add an orange piece to the end of each skewer. Place skewers on the prepared baking sheet; carefully sprinkle with about half of the brown sugar mixture. Turn and sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar mixture.

  • Roast skewers about 24 minutes or until zucchini and onion are crisp-tender, carefully turning once halfway through roasting time. To serve, sprinkle with cilantro.

Tips

Variation: For a gas or charcoal grill, place skewers on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 12 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, turning once and sprinkling with remaining brown sugar mixture halfway through grilling time.

Nutrition Facts

122.6 calories; protein 13.4g 27% DV; carbohydrates 7g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.3g 5% DV; sugars 3.9g; fat 4.5g 7% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 8% DV; cholesterol 32.3mg 11% DV; vitamin a iu 559.7IU 11% DV; vitamin c 67.3mg 112% DV; folate 26.8mcg 7% DV; calcium 23.8mg 2% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 22.4mg 8% DV; potassium 390.4mg 11% DV; sodium 553.5mg 22% DV.