15 Quick & Easy Kebab Recipes
One fun way to switch up a recipe is to put it on a stick! Kebabs and skewers can be made up of almost any food and can be cooked in the oven or on the grill. Most only need a small cooking time since they are smaller in size. This also means they can be dipped and eaten without any silverware (maybe even no plates too!). We've rounded up some kebab recipe combinations that are flavorful and fast to make. Just remember to soak wooden skewers before using them!
Grilled Fruit Kebabs
Kebabs and skewers aren't only for appetizers and dinner anymore. This dessert is sweet and filling without any added sugars and can be customized with thicker, firm-flesh fruits that are in season like mangoes, peaches, apricots, pineapple, and even watermelon.
Get our recipe for Grilled Fruit Kebabs.
Red Curry Pork Kebabs
Flavors like coconut milk, Thai red curry, and peanut butter make these kebabs full of flavor without sacrificing calories (one has only 240!). Stack the pork loin, bell pepper, and onion and cook for only 3 to 4 minutes per side on the grill.
Get our recipe for Red Curry Pork Kebabs.
Whole30 Chicken Kababs
Who says you have to eat boring foods on the Whole30 diet? Preparing chicken skewers with olive oil and serving with cauliflower rice or even parsnip or carrot rice gives you a great meal that doesn't mess with the rules of Whole30.
Get our recipe for Whole30 Chicken Kababs.
Lamb Kofte Kebabs with Tahini Garlic Sauce
Impress anyone with the lamb, za'atar skewers on the stick or even served with rice, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, and pita bread. Round them out with the fresh tahini sauce poured on top or on the side to dip in.
Get our recipe for Lamb Kofte Kebabs with Tahini Garlic Sauce.
Garam Masala Chicken Skewers
Paired with a jalapeño, Greek yogurt, cilantro, and cumin dip, these warm chicken skewers pack in 12 grams of fiber and only 3 grams of fat. Broiling them before serving also adds a surprising and delicious crunch.
Get our recipe for Garam Masala Chicken Skewers.
Tandoori Chicken Skewers
Craving something with a kick yet filling? This chicken kebab recipe is easy to make and super filling when paired with some warmed pita bread.
Get our recipe for Tandoori Chicken Skewers.
The citrusy marinade combined with the spicy and tangy chimichurri sauce gives these skewers a flavor typical of South American cuisine. Pair with potatoes, vegetables or rice for a meal.
Get our recipe for Churrasco Skewers.
Grilled Tuna Skewers
Satisfy those who don't eat meat but do eat fish with this protein-packed tuna kebab recipe that is filled with flavors like coconut milk, garlic, peanut butter, soy sauce, lime, and sriracha.
Get our recipe for Grilled Tuna Skewers.
Hoisin Beef Skewers
Hoisin sauce is thick and made of garlic, chilies, sugar, soybeans and other spices. It is vegan and makes these beef kebabs juicy and rich in taste.
Get our recipe for Hoisin Beef Skewers.
Grilled Sweet Potato Kebabs
These work best with metal skewers since the potatoes are hard before cooking. But once they're assembled they're easy to customize with different spices and herbs!
Get the recipe from The Yummy Life.
Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs
There's no debate about whether or not pineapple belongs on these kebabs—they actually make the recipe stand out! The ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, pineapple and olive oil marinade doubles as a sauce for the pineapple, onion, bell pepper, and chicken skewers for a deliciously tropical dish.
Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.
Steak Kebabs with Basil Sauce
You'll have these juicy and colorful kebabs plus the basil, lemon, garlic and shallot sauce, in less than 40 minutes. Compared to other longer marinades, this one only needs 30 minutes and 6-9 minutes on the grill.
Get the recipe from Chelsea's Messy Apron.
Asian Steak Kebabs
Honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic join together to give the steak a juicy and sweet and sour taste. It's the perfect dish to combine with some rice and veggies for a complete meal.
Get the recipe from Julie Eats Sweets and Treats.
Fajita Chicken Kebabs
Serve these for a less messy way to enjoy fajitas with rice and tortillas. They're also great for dipping into guacamole, sour cream and/or salsa!
Get the recipe from Well Plated.
Greek Chicken Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce
These skewers combine traditional Greek favorites with a fun way to cook and eat them. Red bell peppers, zucchini, onion, plus the cucumber, Greek yogurt and lemon juice in the Tzatziki sauce, make this dish refreshing and filling.
Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.