Cuban Beef and Zucchini Kebabs with Mojo Sauce


A nice, summery mix of meat and veg that is super easy to grill and eat. The sauce makes it even better!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 skewers



  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup fresh orange juice

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon cumin

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano


  • 1 (16 ounce) sirloin steak (1 inch thick), cut into 1 1/4-inch pieces

  • 8 (12-inch) wooden skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 (10 ounce) zucchini, cut on a long diagonal into 1/2-inch-thick slices

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Mash garlic to a paste with salt using a mortar and pestle or flat side of a large knife, then whisk together with orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, cumin and oregano in a bowl.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat (375 degrees F to 450 degrees F).

  3. Thread beef on 4 skewers, leaving a little space between each piece. Put skewers on a baking sheet and sprinkle all over with salt and pepper. Thread zucchini onto 4 skewers so slices can grill cut sides down, then transfer to baking sheet. Lightly brush beef and zucchini all over with oil.

  4. Lightly oil grate and grill beef, covered with lid, turning once, about 4 minutes total for medium rare. Transfer to a serving platter and cover with foil to keep warm.

  5. Lightly oil grate again and grill zucchini, covered with lid, turning once, until grill marks appear and zucchini is just tender, 4 to 5 minutes total. Transfer skewers to a serving platter. Drizzle beef and zucchini with about half of sauce, and serve remaining sauce on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
20g Fat
10g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 638mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 44mg 221%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 716mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.