When we first think of kabobs, we’re all guilty of drifting off and dreaming of all of that delicious charcoal roasted meat, and crispy vegetables.
But, there are actually so many more kabob recipes out there that you can try that aren’t limited to this delicious variety.
Whether you’re looking for some more kabob recipes to try out for your next family baroque, some kabob recipes to use as meal starters, or even as desserts, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you.
Simply keep reading below, as we take a look at some delicious kabob skewer recipes to try today.
Why not start off with something a little fancier on our list today. These melon prosciutto skewers are absolutely delicious, and work really well either as a starter or as an appetizer.
The sweetness of the melon along with the saltiness provided by the prosciutto ham provide the perfect combination.
We can guarantee that you’ll want to make these little morsels of heaven again and again.
When we make meat skewers for family barbecues, we’re all guilty of simply purchasing pre prepared skewers from the grocery store, or just lightly seasoning our own meats with salt and pepper.
But, why not try and be a little more adventurous and season your meat with some delicious Aleppo pepper and mint?
These skewers are incredibly moreish and fresh, and are sure to be a hit at your next family gathering.
Indian food is simply the best when it comes to barbeques, and this recipe is no exception. If you have some vegetarian guests arriving, these skewers taste just as good as many of the meat based varieties out there.
They have a super spicy coating, and have an incredibly satisfying savory flavor.
We bet that you’ve never heard of this kabob recipe before, but once you make these, you’ll be grateful that you have.
These kabobs have been inspired by Italian based flavors, with lots of ripe juicy tomatoes, gnocchi pasta, and sweet red onions. Perfect for serving as a starter for your Italian food night.
The first fish based recipe, salmon makes the perfect addition to any skewer, with its deliciously meaty yet flaky texture.
This recipe is sure to leave your mouth watering, as the gorgeously cooked salmon is perfectly counteracted by the flavors of sweet and juicy pineapple.
Incredibly fresh, this one makes the best appetizer to serve to your guests at the next dinner party.
Looking for something to serve as a desert for your next garden party? These skewers make a great addition, and are far tastier than the regular uncooked fruit kabobs we’re all familiar with.
With peach, strawberry, and pineapple, these fruits are baked in olive oil to give them a perfectly soft texture.
Lamb and mint are the combination that we are all thankful for. These skewers are a classic dish served in every barbeque gathering since the dawn of time, but if you’re looking for the very best recipe for these skewers, then we’ve found it.
This recipe shows you how to make the very best mint marinade in existence, that is sure to leave you wanting more.
If you’re struggling to get the kids to eat these little green morsels of deliciousness, then this recipe might just change their mind.
Deliciously cooked until charcoaled and crispy on the outside, these sprouts are also really easy to prepare.
All you have to do to make this recipe is rinse your sprouts, place in a large bowl and cover them all with water. Drain them afterward and then follow this easy recipe!
If you’re looking for one of the most indulgent and luxurious kabob recipes on our list, then you simply have to try this gorgeous pork and pineapple recipe.
Succulent, tender, and juicy, these skewers have been perfectly seasoned in an earthy and spice infused rub, followed by a deliciously sweet apricot glaze. We can guarantee that these will become a staple of all your barbecues.
Looking for another recipe to please your vegetarian guests? Why not give this one a try? It has a gorgeously meaty texture provided by the tofu, so they won’t feel like they’re missing out amongst all the meaty madness.
It has a guajillo chili and lime marinade that is perfectly absorbed by the tofu. Even your meat loving guests will want to try this one.
We all love a bit of seafood on our barbeque, shrimp just tastes so delicious cooked over a hot coal. This recipe packs quite a punch, and has a lot of tasty spices added in to give it an extra kick.
They have a Tiki inspired flavor that is achieved through the addition of the pineapple, and it just works so well.
12. Banh Mi Kabobs
Another one of the more unusual choices on our list, this kabob has been inspired by one of the world’s most famous sandwiches.
It has lots of fresh and delicious carrots along with some tasty daikon that adds a bit of sweetness to the dish (see also ‘18 Delicious Daikon Recipes‘). The succulent pork chops that are mixed in are also the perfect meat based addition to these skewers.
To get the most out of these tasty little sticks, add either an oyster, or honey based glaze.
These kabobs are an absolute classic, with a mild and smoky taste that reminds us of Indian tandori chicken.
These are made by rubbing with a combination of lemon and yogurt marinade, then some smoky paprika is added to the mix.
The smokiness of the paprika causes them to deviate from the traditional tandori taste we all recognize, but the result is just as delicious.
Cauliflower is probably the vegetable meat replacement that you could put on a skewer. It’s crunchy, satisfying, and acts as the perfect base to absorb each of the different flavors you add to it.
This recipe uses a classic buffalo sauce that is so delicious and easy to prepare.
Following on from creating your own buffalo sauce, you can move on to make a tasty blue cheese dressing that pairs perfectly with this skewer recipe.
15. Chicken Satays
If you’re looking for the perfect Friday night appetizer, then we recommend that you try these tasty little chicken satay skewers.
These are incredibly popular in Southeast Asia, and are actually known as the national dish of Indonesia, and it’s not hard to see why.
Simple, tasty, and unmatched in flavor, these satays work beautifully with peanut sauce, which is also really easy to make.
Everybody loves a hearty steak kabob, and this recipe takes it to a whole new level. Succulent, tender, juicy beef, marinated perfectly along with some onions and mushrooms. This recipe is simply a classic that just can’t be beat.
Mushrooms are the perfect summertime treat that are often overlooked by many of the meat items that are on offer. They certainly won’t get sidelined if you go ahead and try this recipe.
It has a gorgeously sticky, sweet and savory soy glaze. They are great to eat whilst you’re giving your stomach a rest in between all the meat heavy dishes.
This skewer is perfect for a hot summer day when you’re feeling peckish, and are trying to shed a few pounds.
A fun twist on the traditional caprese salad, with lots of croutons, cherry tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella piled on. Glaze them with some balsamic dressing and you’re good to go.
If you feel like trying something a little different, why not give these jerk pork skewers a try? They are the perfect mixture of earthy spice with a fruity tang, and will liven up any garden party.
They also have a dipping sauce made from honey and lime which truly makes the best accompaniment.
Everyone’s childhood favorite, these banana split kabobs are absolutely to die for and are incredibly nostalgic.
Dessert kabobs are severely underrated in our opinion, and these ones completely support that theory. Fun to make with the kids too, you simply have to try these.
Shrimp and sausage are simply the best meat combination that we can think of. This butter based recipe is highly luxurious, and has our mouths watering just thinking about it.
Great to bite into with a dense meaty texture that is absolutely to die for. These will be the talk of the town.
These skewers are another great option if you’re trying to lose a bit of extra weight. Chicken caesar salad can get a bit boring as a main dish, so why not add these on the side to make things a bit more interesting.
Really easy to prepare, you can either buy some dressing from the store, or if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, make your own.
These skewers make a fabulous dessert, or if you’re feeling extra fancy, why not serve them as a palette cleanser between each meal?
These melon balls have been marinated with ginger, mint, lime juice, and just a pinch of salt. Can we say, refreshing?
This is a super easy s’more recipe that will guarantee that there won’t be any singed eyebrows to complain of.
All you need to do is simply dip the marshmallow in the melted chocolate, then go ahead and cover in graham cracker crumbs. Super easy and tasty!
Watermelon and feta might not be a combination that we think of initially, but it’s actually truly delicious and incredibly moreish.
If you want to try something that’s a little bit different this summer, then you should give this combination a try.
All you have to do is skewer on some feta cheese and watermelon cubes, along with some chopped up cucumber placed intermittently, then drizzle over with a balsamic glaze. We promise that you won’t think it’s strange once you’ve tried it.
Calling all lovers of pasta, we’ve got a skewer recipe for you! This skewer recipe can be served during the summertime as a little appetizer, or you could easily make it as a starter before your main meal.
The recipe just consists of some tortellini pasta shells, along with some folded up pieces of salami and mozzarella. They’re incredibly light and delicious to consume when the weather is hot.
For those of us who are currently on a diet (see also ‘25 Easy And Delicious Daniel Fast Recipes‘), the thought of a barbeque can seem like a bit of a nightmare with all of those heavy, dense meat platters.
Fear not however, because we’ve got a great skewer recipe for those of you who are trying to watch your weight.
Rich in nutrients and protein, these grilled turkey kabobs are great! With some fun flavors like lemon, paprika and cinnamon added in. It’s actually a really tasty option too.
Need something super easy to make that you just know is going to keep the kids happy? This veggie and hot dog skewer combination is perfect for catering to your younger guests.
They’re really light, and are a great way to get your children to eat more vegetables willingly.
In addition to this, they’re also great for those following a low carb or ketogenic diet, as they’re not covered in a sugary glaze like some barbeque items.
Another great way to please the kids, these tater tot skewers are really light and tasty. The kids can even get involved in the making of them, as they’re incredibly easy to do.
All you have to do is wrap a little bit of bacon over some tater tots you’ve got packed away in the freezer, and voila!
They’re also very cost effective, and make a great appetizer when you feel like adding a special touch to your weekly dinners but don’t want to spend any more money.
30. Pizza Kabobs
Why not finish off our list by incorporating everyone’s favorite meal? Pizza. Who doesn’t love pizza? Doughy, gooey, cheese, zesty, tasty, and oh so delicious!
We bet that you thought that we couldn’t find a recipe that incorporated pizza into a kabob format, but we’ve proven you wrong, because here it is.
This recipe is made from ready made pizza dough which you can easily pick up in your local supermarket.
All you have to do is simply twist the dough around the skewered tomatoes and cheese balls, and you’ve got yourself a tasty weeknight treat!
Start off by cooking them on one side until the dough has browned nicely, then go ahead and turn them over to cook the other side.
Frequently Asked Questions
Now let’s move on to discuss some frequently asked questions that some of you had about the ever popular tasty treats that are kabobs.
What Is The Most Popular Meat Used In A Kabob?
As many of you will have presumed before taking a look at this list, it sometimes seems like kabobs are limited simply to meat based varieties.
Although this isn’t always the case, the most popular meat that seems to be used in kabob recipes is steak, specifically sirloin.
The reason being, is because the sirloin steak meat cooks so beautifully on a barbeque. It allows the meat to achieve that perfect sear that we all aspire for.
Before cooking your sirloin on the barbeque, it is useful to marinate it first, and then leave it for 24 hours to tenderize.
How Do I Cook Kabobs?
Kabobs work best when they are either placed directly on to a charcoal grill, or a regular kitchen grill, where you’re able to get them nice and crispy.
Are Kabobs Healthy?
Kabobs do tend to be healthy, because they’re usually just a combination of meat, vegetables, and sometimes a marinade.
They’re not deep fried or grilled like many party foods, but bear in mind that depending on the meat that you choose to use, the fat content will differ.
For a healthier kabob recipe, why not try the turkey based one that we listed above.
Turkey is still considered to be a superfood, because of the rich source of protein that it provides, along with a range of different vitamins and minerals, including niacin, B6, B12 and choline.
Another great thing about turkey is that it’s incredibly low in fat, so it is a great option if you’re currently on a diet.
What Do I Eat With Kabobs?
You may be wondering, if you’re in charge of the side dishes in the barbeque, about which are the best side dishes that you can make to accompany the kabobs and other meat products.
Below is a brief list of some things that you could make.
- Cucumber tomato salad
- Sweet potatoes
- Corn pudding
- Green salad
- Corn on the cob
- Cucumber yogurt dip
- Coconut rice
Basically, anything that is fresh and light will do well, as it will counteract the heaviness of the meat.
Also, make sure that you take another read through our list above, as there are lots of lighter options there that would work well in a barbeque setting.
What Veggies Go On Kabobs?
One of the best things about kabobs is that there are no hard and fast rules about what toppings and vegetables you can place on them. We encourage you to experiment with lots of different vegetables.
For some inspiration, you could include mushrooms, bell peppers (in a variety of colors), yellow squash, zucchini, onions and tomatoes.
Do You PutKabobs Directly On The Grill?
If you’re looking for the best way to cook your meat based kabobs, you may want to make sure if you should place them directly on to the grill.
The best way to cook your kabobs instead of placing them directly on the heat, is to wrap them in a thin layer of foil first.
This works well for a variety of different reasons, primarily because it will stop your meat from being undercooked on the inside, whilst burning on the outside.
It also helps to seal all of the juices in, so that you get the maximum amount of flavor, and they’re not dripping all over the grill.
Can I Prepare Kabobs The Night Before?
The simple answer to this question is – yes. You can most certainly prepare your kabobs the night before.
This will not only make it far more easier the next day because you won’t have to slave away in the kitchen, but it’s also a great way of making sure that they’re adequately marinaded.
24 hours is the best amount of time to leave your kabobs in the refrigerator, but if you don’t have much time, leave them in for a minimum of two hours to get the most out of the marinade.
Can You Cook Kabobs In The Oven?
Like we mentioned above, it’s best to cook your kabobs either on a household grill, or on a barbeque.
Obviously cooking them on a barbecue grill will allow you to get the most out of the flavors because they’ll be charcoaled, but you can also cook them in the oven if need be.
If the barbeque is overloaded and you have some additional items that you need to cook, you can simply place them inside the oven at a temperature of 375 fahrenheit.
Make sure that the kabobs don’t reach a temperature of over 400 fahrenheit, as they could burn.
Make sure that you have a meat thermometer nearby, so that you can check the temperature intermittently to make sure they’re cooked all the way through.
There are so many more ways to prepare kabobs than one might first think.
Kabobs are not simply limited to meat based barbeque dishes, but can actually incorporate a whole host of different food items to create delicious lunches, appetizers, starters and desserts.
Simply take a look at our list above, and try something different!