The very best kabob recipes for the grill! These unique and tasty kabobs make simple, healthy summer dinners that everyone loves.
Kabobs on the grill are a beautiful medley of fun and delicious to eat AND easy to make!
They’re totally customizable to all kinds of flavor profiles. Just skewer together your favorite meats and veggies, and throw them on the grill!
The slight char and smoky flavor, along with whatever seasoning and marinades you add, become an addicting meal you’ll want to eat all summer long.
(I seriously crave them all winter!)
Not only are they simple, but they’re also a high protein and healthy dinner option that’s far more interesting than a plain old salad or grilled chicken breast.
👉 I put together a list of 65 unique and delicious kabob recipes, so you have tons of inspiration for new skewers to try.
There’s a huge variety here, and many have global and international flavors!
Add in one or two delicious kabob side dishes, and you’ll have dinner on the table so fast.
This mega list of kabob recipes includes:
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We’ll dive right in, but first here are a few quick tips for being successful when making kabobs.
FAQ and tips for making kabobs:
1. Cut ingredients in uniform sizes
This way they cook evenly, without some raw pieces and some burnt ones!
2. Marinate and season your ingredients to add flavor
Ideally, marinate your meat for at least one hour. Try a dipping sauce to make it even more fun!
3. Soak wooden skewers before grilling
Soak wooden skewers for at least 30 minutes so they don’t burn on the grill.
An overnight soak works even better!
Or use reusable metal skewers so you don’t have to soak.
4. Keep ingredients with similar cooking times together
Quick cooking veggies like cherry tomatoes can be on their own skewer, for example.
When in doubt, put all of one ingredient on each skewer. They actually look really cool that way!
5. Preheat the grill
For best non-stick results, make sure the grill is hot and clean before adding kabobs.
6. Brush the kabobs with olive oil so they don’t stick.
An oil brush makes it super easy.
7. Use the proper grilling tools
Use tongs to flip skewers so you don’t burn your fingers. Trust me on this!
8. Beware of hot skewers when serving and eating.
Warn your family or guests of the hot skewers, and best of all, allow the kabobs to rest for 5 minutes.
Letting them rest also helps keep the meat juicy.
Okay, let’s check out the skewer recipes!
(Psst: Looking for even more quick summer meals? Check out this mega list of lazy summer dinners you can make in 30 minutes or less!)
These Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs are juicy and infused with Mediterranean flavors.
They can be cooked on a grill as well as in the oven, making them perfect for grilling season and all-year-round!
These tandoori chicken kebabs have a quick marinade and can be prepped for the air fryer or grill very quickly.
They're super flavorful and delicious - all crispy and carmelized on the outside, and juicy and tender inside, thanks to the yogurt marinade.
These chicken kofta kebabs are made from ground chicken and a mixture of fresh herbs and seasonings.
They have a ton of flavor and are amazing served with the garlicky yogurt sauce.
These easy teriyaki chicken kabobs are so full of flavor!
The recipe uses a simple soy sauce (or tamari) based marinade where part of it is reserved for thickening and then brushing on as a glaze later after grilling.
Yogurt and Indian spices like turmeric and garam masala are used to marinate these tasty chicken kabobs.
Plus, skewering alongside veggies means you don’t have to worry about making a separate vegetable dish to go with, making this a quick and easy option for summertime meals.
The German doner kebab is the most popular street food in Germany. And making it at home is easy, quick, and delicious.
Spiced up chicken, turkey, pork, or lamb strips get topped with flavorful onions, cabbage, and tzatziki sauce.
You’ll feel like you’re traveling abroad while eating at home!
Chicken Pineapple and Bacon Kabobs are such an easy summertime food, full of tropical flavors.
Loaded with all things delicious, they’ll quickly be devoured by your family or party guests!
You’re going to absolutely love these Peruvian style chicken kabobs because they bring the flavor and convenience of grilled chicken into your kitchen.
You can enjoy the smoky South Western flavor of these chicken kabobs all year long if you make them in the oven.
Savor the flavors of traditional Japanese cuisine with Chicken Yakitori.
This delectable dish features succulent, skewered chicken glazed with a savory-sweet sauce, perfect for a flavorful restaurant-dining experience.
This Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken kebab recipe features chunks of chicken marinated in a sweet and tangy huli huli sauce with peppers, onion, and pineapple.
It's an easy flavorful dish that's perfect for summer grilling.
Chicken shawarma skewers will be your absolute favorite dinner to grill all summer long!
Chicken kabobs are generously seasoned with a stunning mix of bold spices, fresh lemon juice and a good amount of garlic!
Fresh garden herbs, loads of lemon and thick peach slices all contribute to these succulent chicken kebabs.
Make unique use of that summer crop of peaches with this delectable combination of flavors.
This souvlaki chicken kebab recipe uses a simple marinade that is bright and tangy from the lemon juice and savory from the garlic and herbs.
It packs a ton of flavor and it's super easy to prepare.
These are a delicious restaurant style Indian style chicken skewers. Crispy on the outside and succulent inside, they’re loaded with flavor and incredibly succulent.
It is served with a green mint yogurt dip along with onion slivers and lemon wedges.
This Easy Greek Chicken Kabobs Recipe is delicious AND healthy!
Learn how to make the best greek chicken marinade for grilling.
Rosemary Garlic Chicken Kabobs are a quick and easy summertime meal that everyone loves!
Delicious when served hot, and leftovers (if you’re lucky enough to have some!) are great cold on a salad or in a wrap the next day.
These flavor-packed grilled Moroccan chicken skewers make for a perfect summer dinner, and they’re easy enough for weeknights!
Serve them with rice, Naan bread, and your favorite veggie side dish.
Smoky grilled chicken skewers, marinated in ginger, garlic, coconut cream, and soy sauce is the basis for these delicious Thai Coconut Skewers.
They get finished with a sweet coconut cream glaze and served with a simple peanut sauce. Big on flavor, and super easy to throw together!
The most tender, flavorful chicken skewers, served with a creamy Macedonian yogurt sauce called Taratur.
Similar in ingredients to tzatziki sauce, taratur is used as a tasty dip or sauce for all kinds of grilled meats and sandwiches.
In other words, you may want to make extra!
Fantastically seasoned chunks of chicken, mushrooms, zucchini, and bell peppers are all you need to make this easy dinner.
Lemon, oregano, and garlic take this recipe over the top. It’s amazing how simple ingredients can transform into a meal you’ll want to eat again and again.
Persian chicken kebab is incredibly moist and flavorful because of the saffron, onion and yogurt marinade.
These juicy Mediterranean Beef Kebabs are packed with flavor and one of our favorite dinners during grilling season.
Serve them with a big salad, rice, or Naan bread for a satisfying meal you’ll make again and again.
These mouthwatering teriyaki beef kabobs are packed with sweet umami flavors and are sure to become the star of your summer grilling sessions.
Not only are they tasty, but the recipe is quick and easy to prepare featuring a homemade honey teriyaki sauce.
Asian Beef Skewers with Shishito Peppers are a quick and easy way to have an Asian-inspired dinner any night of the week.
These sophisticated skewers look and taste like they were way more work than they actually are!
Sirloin steak marinates in a simple balsamic marinade then grilled to perfection.
Add your favorite colorful veggies, and this healthy grilled dinner is ready in no time.
These Marinated Steak Kabobs are easy to make and taste amazing.
The secret ingredient is Dr. Pepper so you know they’ll be good!
Moroccan beef kebabs may just become your new favorite summer dinner!
Flavored with earthy Moroccan spices, this is a dinner to make over and over.
Teriyaki Steak Kebabs are positively mouth-watering!
Marinated in a delicious blend of sweet and savory teriyaki sauce, grilled to perfection, and served with your favorite sides.
Beef kafta is a traditional Middle Eastern (Lebanese) style dish that’s packed with flavor yet so simple to make.
Typically served as kabobs, this recipe goes great with a side of rice, a tomato cucumber salad and sprinkling of feta or dollop of hummus.
Steak, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, and hoagie roll pieces get threaded onto skewers, seasoned and grilled.
This fun twist on the classic cheesesteak sandwich is beyond fun and amazons - cheese sauce for dipping included!
You have to try these easy Grilled Pineapple Meatball Kabobs!
A simple dinner recipe that's on the table in less than 20 minutes, thanks to the help of store bought meatballs. It has such a wonderful sweet and tangy flavor.
Chunks of beef tenderloin or filet gets grilled to perfection and topped with a flavor-packed chimichurri sauce.
It looks and tastes like something you’d order at your favorite local restaurant.
These saucy Korean BBQ beef skewers are total flavor bombs with all that is sweet, salty, and spicy!
Despite the complex sweet and savory flavors, this recipe couldn’t be easier to prepare.
Don’t be surprised if there’s lots of lip-smacking and finger-licking once everyone tastes this sauce.
Juicy steak, tender potatoes, and savory mushrooms get skewered and grilled to perfection.
It’s like your favorite steakhouse dinner on a stick. Hearty and satisfying for even the hungriest people at your table!
Relish the colorful medley of flavors with Veggie Skewers, a versatile and healthy dish that turns an assortment of fresh vegetables into a grilled masterpiece.
Made with zucchini, red onion, and bell peppers then grilled to perfection and drizzled with tangy balsamic vinegar and brushed with a fresh garlic herb sauce.
These paneer cheese kabobs are a vegetarian twist on the classic chicken satay.
They're coated in a golden turmeric seasoning and served with a delicious peanut sauce for dipping.
Veggie Kabobs with Mediterranean marinade are easy to make and super tasty.
Everyone will enjoy these delicious grilled vegetables as a side dish or the main course.
These delicious tofu kebabs are marinated in ample spices to make them taste amazing.
Made with dairy-free yogurt, lemon, garlic, herbs and spices for lots of savory shish tawook Lebanese flavor.
Delicious Indian style vegan kebabs, using green peas as main ingredient and few basic spices.
Hearty enough for meat eaters, you’ll love trying these unique vegetarian kabobs.
Veggie Kabobs in the oven are cooked until tender and delicious with a simple herb marinade that anyone can make.
Vibrant colors and flavors, these veggie kabobs are a great side dish or vegetarian main course for any time of year.
Halloumi cheese is a must for vegetarians at a BBQ and these Vegetable and Halloumi Kebabs are an impressive way to serve it.
Coated in a Greek marinade, they can be prepared in advance and will wow even your meat-eating guests.
Falafel and a rainbow of vegetables are grilled and served with a tahini sauce.
This fun plant-based dish is high in protein and goes perfectly alongside a big fattoush salad with hummus and pita bread.
While not technically grilled kabobs, these delicious vegetarian skewers make a simple cold summer dinner, crowd-pleasing appetizer, or fun side dish.
Cheese tortellini, fresh grape tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and pesto sauce are all you need to make these fun and delicious “kabobs.”
Spicy Honey Vegetable Kabobs are brightly colored skewered grilled vegetables with a sweet and spicy sauce.
Chunks of sweet corn on the cob, colorful bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms, and brussels sprout unite on a skewer, then basted in the delicious spicy honey sauce, and grilled to perfection.
These easy pork and vegetable kebabs can be baked or grilled and they have such a tasty combination of ingredients.
They require no marinating time, so they are an easy recipe for entertaining or a quick dinner.
Spice up your summer grilling with these Cuban-inspired Mojo-Marinated Pork Skewers.
The flavor of the marinated pork tenderloin is zesty, tangy, slightly spicy and totally delicious.
These are so easy, there is no real need for a recipe, so there’s no excuse not to make them at your next barbecue!
Grab some good quality Italian sausages, and some chunks of veggies and skewer away!
Caribbean Pork Kabobs bring some tropical flavors to your grill and your dinner table.
The juicy pork is marinated in a delicious blend of spices and grilled to perfection, for a dinner that’ll make you feel like you’re on vacation.
For an easy grilling recipe, try making grilled brat kabobs instead of traditional steak or chicken.
These savory skewers are loaded with juicy bratwurst and colorful marinated vegetables. Make them for summer barbecues, tailgate parties, or a quick weeknight meal.
These shrimp and vegetable skewers are marinated in chimichurri sauce and served with extra chimichurri sauce for extra flavor.
They're super easy to put together, full of nutrition, and great grilled or oven-baked.
This Grilled Blackened Shrimp with Cilantro Lime Sauce is the perfect balance of slight spiciness and refreshing zestiness..
Truly a taste bud teaser!
Grilling is great. Bacon is the best. Shrimp will surely make you happy. Put it all together with this Bacon Wrapped Shrimp recipe.
Honey, lime, and a dash of spice make it truly supreme.
These shrimp kabobs have all the flavors of the Caribbean made at home!
Paired with the pineapple and marinated in the sweet & savory flavors of garlic and honey, these are sure to make everyone feel like they’re on vacation.
These Lemon Garlic Shrimp kabobs can be a year-round meal made in the oven or on the BBQ.
They’re easy enough for any weeknight, but pretty enough for company.
These grilled salmon kabobs are gorgeous, and they are even tastier than they look.
The Mediterranean sauce is one of the best grilled salmon marinade recipes - it adds in so much extra flavor!
Your taste buds will travel to the Caribbean with these Jerk Pineapple Shrimp Skewers marinated in a flavorful Jamaican jerk marinade!
They’re sweet, smokey and they cook up in under 10 minutes!
Grilled salmon kabobs with pesto and quinoa makes for a quick, easy, and nutritious meal.
The salmon becomes extra flavorful with the slight char from the grill, and the garlic, lemon, and pesto combination is downright *chef’s kiss.*
Watermelon Shrimp Kabobs combine grilled shrimp and grilled watermelon with a sweet balsamic reduction and zesty lime.
Add in some zucchini, or your favorite summer veggies, and you have a refreshing and light meal.
Lamb, Duck, and Turkey Kabobs
Tender and delicious lamb Shish kabobs, a mouth-watering recipe that will leave you wanting more and more.
This recipe is so easy to put together and the Turkish flavors are exceptional.
Combine a robust herb dipping sauce with Lamb Meatball and Veggie Skewers for a customizable healthy meal hot off the grill that will delight your taste buds.
Sweet and smoky Chipotle Barbecue Lamb Kabobs are sweet and smoky and decadent.
The sauce is a symphony of flavors, and you’ll want to make it again and again.
Juicy and aromatic Lamb Kabobs are a sensory experience on the grill! An ideal meal for lamb lovers at your next backyard bbq.
It's the unusual, and admittedly lengthy, list of spices in the marinade that make these Lamb Kabobs spectacularly flavorful.
Why not try making these takeout style Lamb Shish Kebabs right at home!
Melt in your mouth tender chunks of lamb leg that have been marinated in yogurt, herbs and spices. Serve with flatbread, salad and chili sauce.
Fire up your summer cookouts with these crowd-pleasing Thai BBQ duck kebabs, which are easy to prepare and fun to experiment with because you can use nearly any combination of meats and veggies.
The Asian marinade coats crunchy veggies and chunks of juicy, tender duck with a sweet and tangy glaze.
Tender and juicy chunks of turkey breast in a smoky and herby marinade make an easy, light and fresh meal.
An easy way to cook lean turkey breast, you can serve these turkey kebabs in flatbreads with some salads for a delicious light lunch or supper.
Ready to try some new and unique kabob recipes?
I hope this mega list of kabob recipes has given you tons of inspiration for new skewers to try on the grill this summer.
You’ll have so much fun adding different meals to your typical rotation of summer meals!
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