19+ BEST Kabob and Skewer Recipes for Summer Grilling

Get ready to fire up your grill because these are the BEST Kabob and Skewer Recipes for summer! From pork to chicken, steak and shrimp, there’s something for everyone!

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Spring has sprung and the weather is finally starting to be consistently warm (or at least warmer.) I don’t know about you, but as soon as the temperature hits 50 degrees, I’m ready to take the cover off the grill and get to work!

Kabobs and Skewers

The best thing about kabob recipes is that you can really customize them to your liking. Add some juicy pineapple with some chicken to make Hawaiian chicken kabobs. Sprinkle on some red pepper flakes, lemon juice or even balsamic vinegar for an added flavor profile. These are some popular ingredients that are used:

  • red onion
  • chicken breasts
  • bell peppers
  • cherry tomatoes
  • sweet potatoes
  • spicy shrimp
  • steak

Whether you use wooden skewers, bamboo skewers or metal skewers, make beef kabobs, a juicy chicken kabob recipe or even shrimp skewers, hot summer days just aren’t the same without a delicious meal of kabobs! The whole family will enjoy!

If it’s being able to get outside after being stuck inside all winter, the smoky flavor of grilled meat, or a combination of both- I just love to grill. It also takes the stress out of figuring out what to make for dinner.

And I never limit myself to only grilling things like burgers and steaks; the options are totally endless! You can grill:

  • kabob and skewer recipes
  • dessert kabobs
  • veggies
  • even fruits like my Grilled Peaches!

But my favorite thing to grill is kabobs. Throw some meat and veggies on a stick, grill it up and you’ve got yourself a complete meal! These Kabob and Skewer Recipes are flavorful, an easy summer meal and will make you want to grill all summer long!

The cook time depends on what type of meats and or veggies you are cooking. The amount of time varies slightly, but most kabobs are cooked on medium-high heat for the best flavor. Vegetables and meat tend to cook at different rates, so just keep that in mind when making these easy kabob recipes. Just make sure to cut each item into bite-size pieces.

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Garlic Shrimp Kabobs

4.88 from 8 votes
Looking for the perfect summer BBQ Recipe? Garlic Shrimp Kabobs with white cooking wine, garlic and fresh veggies are the perfect choice!
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Greek Chicken Kabobs

5 from 4 votes
Full of fresh lemon flavor, these Greek Chicken Kabobs are perfect for summer grilling! You only need a handful of ingredients to make this greek yogurt chicken!
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Watermelon Shrimp Kabobs combine grilled shrimp with grilled watermelon with a sweet balsamic reduction and zesty lime. A healthy kabob recipe on the grill.

Watermelon Shrimp Kabobs

5 from 6 votes
Watermelon Shrimp Kabobs combine grilled shrimp with grilled watermelon with a sweet balsamic reduction and zesty lime. A healthy kabob recipe on the grill.
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vegetable skewers

Spicy Honey Vegetable Kabobs

5 from 9 votes
Spicy Honey Vegetable Kabobs are brightly colored skewered grilled vegetables with a sweet and spicy sauce. The perfect side dish for any grilled meal!
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steak kabobs on a cutting board

Steak Kabob Marinade

4.65 from 14 votes
Whether you call them kebabs or kabobs, this Steak Kabob recipe is the best! Made with a flavorful marinade and served with veggies, it can't be beat!
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Teriyaki Pork Kabobs

4.91 from 10 votes
Teriyaki Pork Kabobs are an easy kabob recipe on the grill using marinated pork tenderloin paired with pineapple, bell pepper and sweet onion. Ready in 30 minutes!
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platter of tortellini salad kabobs

Cold Tortellini Salad Kabobs

4.12 from 118 votes
Traditional tortellini salad becomes a finger food with these Tortellini Skewers. They are a fresh and flavorful, appetizer, perfect for everything from cocktail hours to pool parties!
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Harissa Chicken Kabobs use the spiciness of harissa paste and the coolness of Greek yogurt to make tender chicken on the grill. #chickenkabobs #grilledchicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Harissa Chicken Kabob Recipe

4.82 from 11 votes
Harissa Chicken Kabobs use the spiciness of harissa paste and the coolness of Greek yogurt to make tender chicken on the grill.
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Caprese Skewers are the perfect party appetizer made with fresh mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, garlicky croutons, and zesty pepperoni, all drizzled with a tangy balsamic reduction sauce! #capresesalad #capreseappetizer www.savoryexperiments.com

Caprese Skewer Recipe

4.88 from 8 votes
Caprese Skewers are the perfect party appetizer made with fresh mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, garlicky croutons, and zesty pepperoni, all drizzled with a tangy balsamic reduction sauce!
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overhead shot of lamb kabobs

Chipotle Barbecue Lamb Kabobs

Crack open a cold beer and fire up the grill with these sweet and smoky Chipotle Barbecue Lamb Kabobs!
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Grilled Pineapple Shrimp Teriyaki Kabobs

Fire up the grill for Grilled Pineapple Shrimp Teriyaki Kabobs with a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce and grilled pineapple!
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close up of lamb kabobs on a cutting board

Grilled Greek Gyro Kabobs

These Grilled Greek Gyro Kabobs with a homemade Tzatziki Sauce have all the best flavors of a gyro made easy on a delicious skewer!
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beef kabobs on a blue plate

Marinated Beef Shish Kabobs

With flavorful beef, onions, pepper and tomatoes, these Marinated Beef Shish Kabobs are perfect for any night you feel like firing up the grill!
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ginger soy kabobs on a cutting board

Ginger Soy Kabobs

With fresh veggies, pork and a simple marinade of ginger and soy sauce, these Ginger Soy Kabobs are going to be your new favorite dinner!
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garlic herb pork kabobs on a cutting board

Garlic and Herb Pork Kabobs

Add an element of sweet to your next kabob recipe with these Garlic and Herb Pork Kabobs! The pineapple really sends it over the top!
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beef kabobs on a white plate

Marinated Steak Kabobs

Marinated Steak Kabobs are the perfect summer meal idea for grilling season, and extra delicious when the meat is marinated for hours in the best beef kabob marinade, then skewered with potatoes, onions, peppers, and other colorful veggies!
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chicken skewers in a baking dish

Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

These Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Skewers are a delicious, easy, healthy summer dinner that is as flavorful as it is colorful!
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Grilled Chicken Spiedini

This Grilled Chicken Spiedini Recipe with Lemon Butter Sauce is perfect to grill all summer long! Plus, it’s super simple and ready in about forty minutes!
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chicken teriyaki kabobs on a platter

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs

This Asian style Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs recipe is perfect for the sunshine of spring and summer. The skewers are loaded with chicken, peppers, onion, mango and drizzled with homemade teriyaki sauce!
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Sausage and Grilled Shrimp Kabobs

These Sausage and Grilled Shrimp Kabobs are packed with flavor and super easy! They are the perfect way to make dinner on the grill when you are busy yet these skewers are fancy enough to serve at your next BBQ!
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. I never make kabobs and I’m not quite sure why. Now, with this list, I’m going to be making them all summer long!!! Yahoo!

  2. Thank you for putting together a BBQ menu for me to try all Summer long! These all look fabulous and I’m not sure where to start!