These killer kebabs are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Warm weather creates the perfect opportunity to heat up the grill and bring the cuisine outdoors. If you’re tired of grilling plain old chicken and burgers, switch things up by trying these incredible grilled salmon kebabs! We make them with simple and healthy ingredients that come together to create a dish packed full of delicious flavor. Plus, they’re super versatile, so they can be served in a number of different ways.
Delightful Flavors and Textures Even Picky Eaters Will Enjoy!
To make this recipe, gorgeous cubes of salmon are marinated in a simple yet mouthwatering mixture. Olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh rosemary, sharp Dijon mustard, pungent garlic, and salt and pepper create flavorful marinade. Salmon itself offers a beautiful meaty texture without being too “fishy-tasting,” which is why even picky eaters seem to gravitate towards it.
After grilling, these salmon kebabs flaunt a crisp outside with a smooth, flaky inside. Again, the buttery consistency and light flavors will please even the pickiest taste buds!
Salmon the Superfood
Each bite of these grilled salmon kebabs packs a boatload of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and satisfying protein that’ll keep you full and ward off future cravings.
Salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3s out there. Omega-3s are essential fats that the body cannot create on it’s own. They must come from the food that you eat. Getting a sufficient amount of omega-3s promotes heart health, boosts brain and eye health, lowers blood pressure, increases good cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol, and even reduces inflammation.
Vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium, and potassium are just a few of the vitamins and minerals that salmon has to offer, too. B-vitamins are critical for the formation of red blood cells and can also boost energy levels and brain health. Selenium is a mineral that plays a role in reproduction and metabolism while potassium is vital for proper cell and muscle function.
Each 4-ounce skewer offers 24 grams of protein, 15 grams of healthy fats, and only 2 carbohydrates! This macronutrient combination makes this salmon recipe perfect for keto and low-carb dieters. Of course, it’s great for anyone else who is trying to lose some weight, too! Protein is vital not only for building and maintaining lean muscle, but it’s also beneficial for fat loss.
How to Serve These Grilled Salmon Kebabs!
One of the great things about simple proteins is that they can be served in many different ways. From delicious sides of all kinds to toppings for salads, you just can’t go wrong! We’ve selected some of our favorite recipes to serve with these grilled salmon kebabs and included them below.
Rice and veggies complement these salmon skewers to create a super-nutritious, well-rounded meal. Try serving the salmon with a side of Mediterranean Style Fried Rice or Cilantro Lime Basmati Rice. As far as veggies go, broccoli and asparagus are the two best vegetables to pair with salmon. Try our 3-Ingredient Crispy Garlic Broccoli or Easy Dijon Roasted Garlic Asparagus. And speaking of garlic, these Slow Cooker Garlic and Thyme Mashed Potatoes are out-of-this-world good.
Are you a salad lover? If so, feel free to add this protein to your favorite salad recipe! It would go well with our Roasted Sweet Potato and Mango Salad, Spicy Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Maple Dijon Dressing, or the salad and dressing recipe from this Seared Chicken and Quinoa Salad.
Whether you’re serving these tasty salmon kebabs to your immediate family or a larger crowd, they’re sure to be an absolute hit! If you double or triple the recipe, the leftovers will be just as good the next day. Enjoy!
Grilled Salmon Kebabs
- 1 pound wild salmon thick, without skin, cut into 12 cubes
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 3 tablespoons rosemary fresh, minced
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Whisk together all ingredients for marinade.
- Add salmon and let marinate for about 20 minutes at room temperature.
- Thread pieces of salmon on skewers.
- Coat grates of a grill or a grill pan or skillet with a light layer of cooking spray.
- Set to high.
- Once hot, add skewers to grill or pan and cook for 3 minutes or so on each side for 6 to 8 minutes, until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, basting with any leftover marinade while cooking.
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