Smoked and chilled vegetables make a great appetizer or side dish, and Medjool dates add a touch of sweetness!

Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 as an appetizer


  • 1 5″x11″ Cedar Grilling Plank
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 heads of Garlic, broken apart and cloves peeled
  • 15 Crimini Mushrooms
  • 15 Medjool Dates, pitted
  • Bamboo Ring Skewers
  • Herbs for garnish


Chef's Tip

We used Crimini mushrooms here, but you can substitute your favorite mushroom variety.


  1. Soak plank in hot water for 15 minutes. Preheat the grill to 450°F.
  2. Toss garlic, mushrooms and dates in olive oil. Place on soaked plank.
  3. Set plank on the grill and cook for 15-20 minutes. Remove from grill and allow to cool.
  4. Once cooled, alternately thread mushrooms, dates and garlic cloves onto skewers.
  5. Serve chilled and garnish with herbs.

*Keep a spray bottle of water handy in case of flare-ups.

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Cedar Grilling Plank