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Salmon Kabobs are what summer grilling is all about. They’re healthy, easy to make, topped with a zesty lemon marinade and packed with vibrant Mediterranean flavors!
Rainbow Salmon Kabobs
These grilled salmon skewers will take less than 20 minutes to make and you end up with moist, flaky and colorful grilled salmon bites. They are seasoned with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, then grilled to perfection.
I am a huge salmon fan so this recipe was right up my wheelhouse when making it.
This salmon Shish kebab recipe is so versatile, too, it can be either broiled in the oven, cooked on stove top or grilled on an indoor or outdoor grill.
Ingredients for Salmon Kabobs:
Salmon fillets- cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes
Pepper- I used 3 colors, but you can pick your favorite
Salt and pepper
Marinade- A mix of lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper
You’ll also need:
How to Make Salmon Kabobs:
These salmon skewers are super simple to prepare. Once you have your skewers soaked in water, this recipe will be on your table in less than 20 minutes.
- Cut the salmon into chucks: I like to cut the salmon into 1.5 inches cubes, rather than smaller chunks. If you cut the fish too small, the onions and peppers won’t have a chance to cook before the fish is overdone. Salmon cooks quick!
- Cut the peppers and red onions into similar size pieces as the salmon.
- Prepare the marinade: In a small bowl add lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and mix well.
- Thread salmon and veggies through prepared skewers (if you’re using wooden or bamboo skewers, you need to have soaked those in water for 30 minutes to 1 hour before use.)
- Brush the salmon skewers both sides thoroughly with the prepare marinade, sprinkle with extra salt and fresh ground black pepper.
- Arrange salmon Kabobs on medium preheated grill (350 F- 375 F), cover and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once half way through, or until the salmon is cooked through and the pepper and onion are softened. Be on the look out, salmon cooks quick!
You’ll love these Salmon Kabobs:
These rainbow salmon skewers fit into just about every healthy diet plan:
whole 30 compliant
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I cook salmon kabobs indoors?
These Mediterranean salmon skewers can be made indoors on the stove top or in the oven if the weather is not agreeing with you, or you do not have access to an outdoor grill. There are a couple ways to cook these salmon kabobs indoors
- Broiled in oven: Preheat broiler on high and place the top rack. Arrange the salmon skewers on a baking sheet and broil for about 8-10 minutes, turning half way through.
- On stove top (griddle or grill pan): Heat a grill pan on the stove to high heat and place the kabobs on rotating so all sides get a good char. They will also take 3-4 minutes of cooking on each side.
What kind of fish is best for skewers?
It’s important to choose sturdy, meaty fish for skewers. You want thick filets so you can cut nice big chunks, and a firm texture that won’t fall apart or flake when cooked; such as: Tuna, swordfish, halibut, grouper and salmon.
How can you tell if salmon is done cooking?
Cooked salmon will turn a pink opaque color and easily flack along the white lines when finished. You can use fork to test to flakiness.
Do I leave skin on salmon?
Yes, I leave the skin on and discard after cooking. Salmon skin works as a protective barrier between the delicate flesh and a hot grill, pan or baking sheet.
How Long will Grilled Salmon Keep in the Fridge?
These salmon kabobs can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days in the fridge. I like to add it my Quinoa Hummus Bowl the second day.
What to Serve with Salmon Skewers?
I often serve salmon kabobs on top of a salad, or with homemade dips; Hummus or Baba Ganoush, Both are bright, creamy and perfect for this dish.
If you make this Salmon Kebab Recipe, then don’t forget to snap a photo and hashtag it #thesaltandsweetkitchen — I would love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook!
I’ve never made salmon kabobs before! This sounds so easy so will try and make it this week! thanks!
Yay! Let me know how it turns out for you!
These Salmon Kabobs recipe is so delicious. I tried them indoors and we love them.
So glad to hear!
Can I marinate the salmon chunks in the lemon and olive oil marinate, instead if brushing?
You can! Just marinate the salmon bites for no more than 20 to 30 minutes. Any longer than that and the acid from the lemon can break down the salmon, which will result in a mushy piece of fish. I hope this helps!