Easy Kebab Recipes
Mix your favorite meats and fresh produce on skewers for your next cookout. These flavorful kebab recipes are sure to impress guests.
Albacore Tuna, Cucumber, and Potato Kebabs
These kebabs are a good way to use tuna loin, especially any odd-shaped pieces left over from making another recipe. Cooking cucumber may seem unusual, but heat brings out its sweetness.
Pesto Shrimp Kebabs
Red and yellow bell peppers pop next to pesto-marinated shrimp. Serve these seafood skewers atop couscous, orzo, or a green salad.
Lemony Grilled Lamb Kebabs with Peppers and Onions
Serve these savory Grilled Lamb Kebabs with Mint and Scallion Relish and lemon wedges for a satisfying weekend meal.
Halibut Kebabs with Grilled Bread and Pancetta
We couldn't believe how outrageously yummy these halibut skewers are. Crusty Italian bread and halibut are seasoned with fresh rosemary, then woven with pancetta and grilled until golden.
Tuscan Pork Kebabs
Coming in at less than 200 calories per serving, this colorful grilled summer dish is perfect for a light picnic on the patio. Sautéed chard makes a simple side.
Middle Eastern Kofta Kebabs with Lemon-Tahini Sauce
Cooked quinoa acts as a binder for these kebabs, packing them with extra protein and some whole-grain goodness.
Caribbean Chicken Kebabs with Lime-Cayenne Butter
Marinate chicken in a tangy mixture of orange juice, soy sauce, and ginger, grill on skewers alongside pieces of onion, bell pepper and pineapple, and baste with a spicy lime butter.
Chicken Kebabs and Nectarine Salsa
This company-worthy meal has a hint of spice from the chicken that is balanced by the flavors from the nectarine salsa.
Chicken Kebabs with Cucumber Noodles
Marinated in a little honey, ginger, soy sauce, and peanut oil, Asian-inspired Chicken Kebabs with Cucumber Noodles are paired with cucumber noodles to create an easy weeknight dinner.
Spiced Beef Kabobs with Herbed Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Serve this zesty beef with toasty bread and a tangy herb salad.
Pork and Pineapple Kebabs
Reminiscent of a Hawaiian pizza, these kebabs combine savory and sweet flavors using pork tenderloin, pineapple, and poblano peppers.
When you can’t decide between seafood and sausage, go with these grilled kebabs featuring smoked sausage plus shrimp, snapper, and scallops. Marinate all the ingredients in an orange –cumin vinaigrette for a spicy, citrus flavor.
Swordfish à la Mojito
Flavors from the classic cocktail shine in this simple recipe. Lime juice, fresh mint, rum and brown sugar create a delectable marainde for grilled swordfish kebabs.
Grilled Sirloin Skewers with Peaches and Peppers
Online reviewers rave about the combination of flavors from grilled sirloin steak, fresh peaches, onions, bell peppers, and tangy sauce. Turn to this recipe when you need an easy summertime dinner.
Pork Tenderloin with Costa Rican Coffee Glaze
Discover the magic of using brewed coffee in a basting sauce. The coffee contributes deep color as well a rich, robust flavor to the glaze that’s spiked with rum, molasses, cinnamon, and cocoa.
Seasoned Lamb Kebabs
Dinner's a breeze with Seasoned Lamb Kebabs on the menu. Save time by combining this recipe's bevvy of warming spices in advance, and chop veggies and store them in the fridge until it’s time to make your skewers.
Beef and Bell Pepper Kebabs
Strips of beef sirloin and multicolored bell peppers marinate in bold Asian flavors like soy sauce, ginger, and five-spice powder before grilling to perfection.
Chicken, Red Onion, and Prosciutto-Wrapped Plum Kebabs
The prosciutto-wrapped plums are the highlight of these easy chicken kebabs, as their savory-sweet flavors become more pronounced on the grill.
Lamb Kebabs with Yogurt Sauce
At 95¢ a serving, these colorful Mediterranean-style lamb skewers are a great choice for outdoor entertaining.
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Kebabs
A marinade of pomegranate molasses, orange juice, balsamic vinegar and rosemary adds amazing sweet and savory flavor to these tender chicken kebabs.
BBQ Tempeh and Mushroom Kebabs
Vegetarians and carnivores alike will dig the combination of meaty mushrooms, soy tempeh, and cherry tomatoes.
Anticuchos (Peruvian Beef Kebabs)
Get authentic Peruvian flavor by rubbing the steak with a fiery spice rub of hot paprika, black pepper, and turmeric and serving with a savory yellow bell pepper sauce.
Jamaican Jerk Beef Kebabs
Add island flair to your grilled kebabs by coating the beef cubes in a spicy hot mixture of habanero pepper, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Grill red bell pepper and ripe plantain pieces on skewers with the beef for a complete meal.
Steak and Avocado Kebabs
Rich avocado provides the perfect foil to lean sirloin steak. Use avocados that are firm, not mushy, in order to maintain their shape on the grill.
Yogurt-marinated Chicken Kebabs with Israeli Couscous
The bold flavor in the chicken kebabs comes from the Indian spice blend, garam masala, curry powder, and feta cheese. Marinate the pieces of chicken in the spiced yogurt mixture, grill on skewers, then serve over Israeli couscous.
Pineapple Chicken Kebabs with Cilantro-Lime Slaw
A sweet-tangy-spicy glaze of Asian pantry staples caramelizes beautifully under the broiler. To complete the meal, serve with jasmine rice tossed with sliced green onions and lime rind strips.
Hoisin-Glazed Beef Kebabs
All it takes is a little sweet hoisin sauce, ginger, and rice vinegar to turn your beef tenderloin skewers into an Asian-style dinner. Round out the meal with cellophane noodles and grilled bok choy.
Salmon, Asparagus, and Fresh Lemon Kebabs
Pink-fleshed salmon is a nutritional powerhouse, along with asparagus and lemons. The three together make these kebabs uber healthy (and delicious).
Lemon-Soy Beef Kebabs with Pearl Couscous
For maximum flavor and tenderness, marinate the beef cubes overnight. You'll need 8 wooden skewers (12 in. long), soaked in water for 30 minutes.
Lemony Chicken Kebabs with Tomato-Parsley Salad
Here's a six-ingredient dish that delivers big taste with minimal fuss. If you're pressed for time, cut the marinating back to 15 minutes--lemon flavor will still come through.
Teriyaki Pork and Pineapple
A 3-ingredient marinade of mirin, sake, and soy sauce adds sweet and salty flavor to the pork tenderloin, onion, and pineapple chunks. Grilling caramelizes the natural sugars in the pineapple and onion and brings out their amazing sweetness.
Lamb, Tomato, and Mint Kebabs
Lamb and mint are a classic combo, but this spin-off ditches the mint jelly for fresh mint leaves.
Make a meal on a skewer by grilling sirloin steak pieces with bell pepper, onion, and zucchini, then serving over salad greens.
Yogurt-Marinated Chicken and Zucchini Kebabs
Middle Eastern-inspired spices and Greek yogurt create a tangy marinade for humble chicken breasts, while thick zucchini slices hold up well on the grill.
Classic Beef Shish Kebabs
The trick with this shish kebab recipe is to cook the beef separately from the vegetables so nothing overcooks. You can prepare this recipe on an electric grill pan, charcoal or gas grill.
Persian Street Vendor Kebabs
These flavorful skewers are reminiscent of food sold from street carts in Manhattan. Sumac is a tart spice commonly used in Middle Eastern dishes; look for it at specialty stores. You can also broil the kebabs for about eight minutes, turning after five minutes.
Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Arugula Pesto
Wake up your grill from winter hibernation with flavorful skewers (chicken, sweet onion, and zucchini) paired with a zippy arugula pesto on the side. Serve with plenty of crusty bread to mop up the pesto.
Beef Kebabs with Cucumber-Mint Salad
The beauty of the melting pot that is American cuisine is that we are surrounded by opportunities to taste dishes from all over the world. Basically a hamburger on a stick, these kebabs cook faster and have more surface contact with the grill, resulting in more crispy, juicy bites than your average bun-topped burger. The assertively spiced beef is perfectly balanced by the cooling cucumber salad, which gets even better with an extra dollop of creamy low-fat Greek yogurt.
Chicken Kebabs with Spicy Sauce
That jar of salsa hanging out in the back of your fridge has more in store for it than a date with a bag of tortilla chips. This easy chicken kebabs recipe will help you teach that lycopene-rich salsa some tasty new tricks.
Shrimp Kebabs with Mint and Melon Salad
The shrimp is balanced with slight sweetness, bitter char, and tangy lime—a combination that complements the refreshing melon. Pick the ripest melons you can find; they should be firm but slightly soft and fragrant, especially near the stem end. Round out this dinner with your favorite grain or the Herb-Scented Rice Salad. Gina Homolka is the founder of skinnytaste.com and @skinnytaste.
Soy-Marinated Tuna Kebabs
Our Asian spin on kebabs pairs fresh tuna with hearty veggies in a weeknight main that’s also great for entertaining.
Grilled Pork Meatball Kebabs
Gochujang, a Korean chile sauce, adds heat and a touch of sweetness to these meatballs. Serve the cooked skewers atop small lettuce leaves for a pretty presentation that also doubles as a wrap. Gochujang can be found at many grocery stores (we recommend Bibigo Gochujang Sauce), but you can also substitute 2 Tbsp. sriracha chile sauce and increase the sugar to 2 tsp.
Halloumi-and-Summer Vegetable Kebabs
Firm Halloumi cheese holds up well on the grill and provides a nice contrast to the tender layers of squash on these vegetarian kebabs. Use a Y-shaped vegetable peeler to shave the squash into long, thin strips. Turn these kebabs into a quick panzanella. Removing the cooked ingredients from the skewers and toss with olive oil, lemon juice, and toasted bread cubes.
Sprinkled with a Cajun seasoning blend and brushed with a mixture of lemon juice, hot sauce, and melted butter, these kebabs pack a flavorful punch. Even better, they cook in minutes. Make sure the grill is very hot so that the okra will char. And choose smaller okra pods; they are more tender and will fit better on the skewers.
These spicy, meaty kebabs will satisfy the heartiest appetites. Our ingenious method of microwaving then grilling the potatoes ensures they remain perfectly tender on the inside without having to boil them on the stovetop. Serve with a tomato salad on the side for a simple, summery meal.
Lemon-Herb Chicken Kebabs
These light and summery kebabs are made with chicken thighs, which won’t dry out on the grill. Cut the chicken into strips and thread it, accordion-style, onto the skewers along with thinly sliced lemons and asparagus. The tangy herb and lemon marinade also tastes great with pork or lamb.