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25 Incredible Kabob Recipes – The Best Skewer Recipes For Summer

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Kabobs, Kebabs, whatever you want to call them. Food on skewers are an absolute delight, especially during the summertime.

Apart from the fact that they are so easy to assemble and require way less cleanup than regular dishes, they’re also no denying that they’re pretty darn delicious.

Whether you’re looking for to prepare a delicious and satisfying summertime dinner for the entire family, or even some yummy treats or snacks, skewer meals are certainly the way to go.

In this post, you’ll discover 25 easy and delicious kabob recipes that are just too good to resist. 

From quick and easy dinners you could whip up in in a jiffy, to tasty appetizers and treats you could surprise your guests with at your next event or get together.

One thing for sure, is that you’ll be trying these on repeat. They’re really just that good.

Let’s dive in.

DIY Kabobs/Kebabs – What You’ll Need

Building your own kabobs is pretty easy, and really hard to miss. A regular skewer recipe cooked on the grill or in the oven consists of something like this;

  • Meat or protein
  • Veggies of choice
  • Marinade

For the protein, you have lots of options to choose from. Beef, chicken, shrimp, scallops, turkey, you name it.

If you’re vegetarian or vegan, you can leave out the meat part, and opt in for some vegan-friendly options like tofu, tempeh and seitan which similarly hold well on the grill too.

There are also a multitude of tasty vegetables to choose from. While seasonal veggies like zucchinis and yellow squash, and others like peppers, onions and tomatoes tend to be popular, you can always feel free to throw in your favorites.

Fruits can also be added, depending on the situation. For example, treats like fruit kabobs can be made pretty simply with a variety of fruits, and with no grilling required.

Alternatively, some fruits may be used in combination with the meats and veggies. Fruits like pineapple can add a yummy tropical flavor to your BBQ.

The marinade is where it gets really interesting, because that is where majority of the flavor will comes from.

You want to make sure your marinade is packing that juicy yummy flavor that’ll leave everyone asking for more. You can choose between store-bought and homemade marinades. Either is fine. 

If you prefer to make your own at home, there are so many good options and variations to try out. Here’s a collection of 33 kick-ass BBQ marinades you’ve got to try.

Skewers – Wooden or Metal?

There are 2 main types of skewers used when grilling. Wooden and metal. Both are perfectly fine and can help deliver tasty meals.

However, since wooden skewers are typically made from wood, which is flammable (especially when dry), it is generally recommended to not use them dry.

Rather, soaking them in water for about half an hour beforehand helps prevent them from getting burnt while on the grill.

Extra Tips For Making The Best Kabobs

Now that you’ve got the basics all figured out, here are some extra tips that will help you out during your next BBQ grilling session.

1) Cut evenly – if you’re going for a mix of meats and veggies, remember to cut them out into similar sizes, since this will help them cook more uniformly

2) Marinate well – while you can toss the meat/protein into the marinate and simply transfer it to the fire, allowing the meats to marinate for at least an hour or 2 can help them properly soak in the flavor, making them come out more delicious in the end.

3) Take note of cooking times – some foods cook faster than others. In order to avoid overcooking or undercooking a certain one, you can try grouping them based on how quickly they cook.

Ingredients with similar cook times can be combined on the same skewer. Foods with very different cooking times can be cooked on separate skewers.

4) Don’t forget to turn the food often – This enables the food to cook evenly on all sides

Now that that’s all said and done, let’s dive into the amazingly delicious skewer recipes for you to enjoy.

BBQ Kabob/Kebab Recipes

Feast your eyes (and forks) on these lovelies. Each recipe is unique in its composition and combination of ingredients. Feel free to try them all. J

1) Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs
Via: She Wears Many Hats

Get the recipe at – She Wears Many Hats

2) Marinated Steak Kabobs

Marinated Steak Kabobs
Via: House Of Nash Eats

Get the recipe at – House Of Nash Eats

3) Grilled Steak Kebabs

Grilled Steak Kebabs
Via: Life In The Lofthouse

Get the recipe at – Life In The Lofthouse

4) Middle Eastern-Style Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Middle Eastern-Style Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Via: Once Upon A Chef

Get the recipe at – Once Upon A Chef

5) Persian Chicken Kabob

Persian Chicken Kabob
Via: Silk Road Recipes

Get the recipe at – Silk Road Recipes

Also See: 30 Healthy Grilling Recipes You Need To Try This Summer

6) Grilled Cajun Shrimp Kebab

Grilled Cajun Shrimp Kebab
Via: Gimme Delicious

Get the recipe at – Gimme Delicious

7) Honey Garlic Chicken Kebab (with simple 5 ingredient marinade)

Honey Garlic Chicken Kebab
Via: Thriving Home

Get the recipe at – Thriving Home

8) Coconut Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

Coconut Pineapple Shrimp Skewers
Via: Well Plated

Get the recipe at – Well Plated

9) Teriyaki Sausage and Chicken Kabobs

Teriyaki Sausage and Chicken Kabobs
Via: Gimme Some Grilling

Get the recipe at – Gimme Some Grilling

10) Barbecue Tofu Veggie Skewers

Barbecue Tofu Veggie Skewers
Via: Lasting Ingredient

Get the recipe at – Lasting Ingredient

Also See: 30 Amazing Foil Packet Dinner Recipes You Need In Your Life

11) Peruvian Grilled Chicken Skewers

Peruvian Grilled Chicken Skewers
Via: The Café Sucre Farine

Get the recipe at – The Café Sucre Farine

12) Grilled Vegetables Skewers

Grilled Vegetables Skewers
Via: Foodie Crush

Get the recipe at – Foodie Crush

13) Grilled Tandoori Chicken Skewers

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Skewers
Via: Whole and Heavenly Oven

Get the recipe at – Whole and Heavenly Oven

14) Sambal Chicken Skewers

Sambal Chicken Skewers
Via: Bon Appetit

Get the recipe at – Bon Appetit

15) Chicken Tikka Kebab

Chicken Tikka Kebab
Via: Piping Pot Curry

Get the recipe at – Piping Pot Curry

Also See: 25 Amazing Pasta Salad Recipes That’ll Satisfy Your Cravings

16) Sesame & Peanut Tempeh Skewers

Sesame & Peanut Tempeh Skewers
Via: Full Of Plants

Get the recipe at – Full Of Plants

17) Vegan Grilled Kielbasa & Vegetable Kebab

Vegan Grilled Kielbasa & Vegetable Kebab
Via: Simple Veganista

Get the recipe at – Simple Veganista

18) Chili-Lime Peach And Tofu Skewers With Sweet Sesame Glaze

Chili-Lime Peach And Tofu Skewers With Sweet Sesame Glaze
Via: Dishing Out Health

Get the recipe at – Dishing Out Health

19) Spiced Sweet Potato and Bacon Skewers

Spiced Sweet Potato and Bacon Skewers
Via: Home Cooking Memories

Get the recipe at – Home Cooking Memories

20) Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers
Via: Diet Hood

Get the recipe at – Diet Hood

Also See: 25 Delicious Fruit Salad Recipes You Have Got To Try

21) Pineapple Salmon Skewers

Pineapple Salmon Skewers
Via: Delish

Get the recipe at – Delish

22) Ahi Tuna and Cremini Mushroom Skewers

Ahi Tuna and Cremini Mushroom Skewers
Via: The View From Great Island

Get the recipe at – The View From Great Island

23) Grilled Salmon Kabobs

Grilled Salmon Kabobs
Via: Simply Whisked

Get the recipe at – Simply Whisked

24) Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Skewers

Grilled Chimichurri Chicken Skewers
Via: Brazilian Kitchen Abroad

Get the recipe at – Brazilian Kitchen Abroad

25) Beef, Fig and Red Onion Balsamic Skewers

Beef, Fig and Red Onion Balsamic Skewers
Via: Every Last Bite

Get the recipe at – Every Last Bite

Which of these are you trying next? Let me know down below.

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