Healthy BBQ & Grilled Kebab Recipes

Find healthy, delicious grilled kebab (kabob) and skewers recipes including meat and vegetarian kebabs, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Rating: 5 stars 8
Give juicy shrimp tacos a Cajun flavor spin with spices and a quick sear on a hot grill. An easy avocado mash adds creaminess to cool off the spicy kick.
By Carolyn Casner

Chicken Souvlaki Kebabs with Mediterranean-Inspired Couscous

Rating: 5 stars 3
Fennel adds a nice flavoring to the marinade in this Mediterranean-inspired chicken souvlaki dish. The kabobs are perfectly paired with a veggie-packed, yogurt-dressed Israeli couscous.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Marinated Grilled Vegetable Kebabs

Tender vegetables soak up this tangy marinade and turn delicately smoky and tender on a hot grill. These kebabs make a wonderful side dish with grilled meats or fish.
By Carolyn Casner

Shrimp & Pepper Kebabs with Grilled Red Onion Slaw

Rating: 5 stars 4
These healthy grilled shrimp and mini bell pepper kebabs come together in just 30 minutes, so they're great for weeknight dinners. A bag of coleslaw mix is a time-saving meal starter. Here, we make it our own by mixing in grilled red onion and crushed pita chips. A homemade herb-feta dressing both coats the slaw and sauces the kebabs.
By Karen Rankin

Salmon Souvlaki with Tzatziki & Green Beans

Rating: 3 stars 2
This easy grilled salmon recipe is packed with flavor. Lemon, garlic and herbs make a simple, flavorful marinade for the healthy fish souvlaki. The yogurt-based tzatziki sauce and green beans complete this healthy dinner recipe that's as suited to entertaining as it is to family meals.
By Amy Riolo

Chicken Kebabs with Warm Cabbage-Apple Slaw & Potatoes

Serve these easy grilled chicken kebabs with apple and cabbage slaw and packet-grilled potatoes for a healthy dinner that's great for summer cookouts. Leave yourself enough time to marinate the chicken for up to three hours in the simple orange-ginger marinade before threading it onto skewers and putting them on the grill.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Grilled Beef & Vegetable Kebabs

Rating: 5 stars 1
These easy grilled beef & vegetable kebabs are not only delicious--they're economical too. Tri-tip is an inexpensive and flavorful cut of beef that takes beautifully to cooking over an open flame. Thread it onto skewers with colorful veggies and marinate for up to eight hours before cooking on the grill or over your campfire. Either way, it's a healthy and tasty summer meal.
By Carolyn Casner

Hoisin-Glazed Pork-&-Nectarine Kebabs

Rating: 5 stars 1
Here we pair pork tenderloin and nectarines with a sweet and spicy hoisin-based sauce for flavor-packed kebabs. You can use any ripe but firm stone fruit, including apricots, plums or peaches.
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By Laura Kanya

Gazpacho with Scallop Skewers

We give this classic summer soup a protein-packed upgrade by pairing it with skewers of grilled scallops seasoned with citrusy compound butter. Make a little extra to spread on grilled bread to serve alongside.
By Joy Howard

Grilled Liver Kebabs (Jigar)

Made with just about any kind of meat, kebabs are classic Iranian street food. Lamb is the predominant red meat eaten in Iran, and its liver is a delicacy. Lemon, garlic and fresh basil nicely balance the liver's mineral flavor. Read more about this recipe.
By Louisa Shafia

Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus Kebabs

Rating: 5 stars 1
Shrimp and asparagus both cook very quickly, making them a perfect pair on the grill. We've seasoned them in delicate flavors--lemon, garlic and dill--so their natural sweetness can shine through. Pick fat asparagus stalks for easier skewering.
Katie Webster
By Katie Webster

Mojito-Marinated Chicken Kebabs

Rating: 5 stars 1
A quick mint, lime and rum marinade does double duty as a sauce for these easy grilled chicken kebabs. Using agave cuts the sugars in this recipe by half compared to granulated sugar. Plus, we love the added south-of-the-border flavor. Grill some vegetables and corn on the cob along with the kebabs and you have a healthy weeknight dinner that's special enough to serve to company.
By Adam Dolge
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Inspiration and Ideas

13 Skewer Recipes You'll Want to Make All Summer Long
One thing is for sure—these flavorful summer kebabs will have you ready to fire up the grill.
Shish Kebab with Tahini Sauce
Rating: Unrated 2
Roasted and grilled meats are ubiquitous throughout the Middle East. This marinade, infused with allspice and cinnamon, would be excellent on lamb or chicken as well. Tuck the grilled chunks of meat and onion into warm whole-wheat pitas.
Shrimp, Scallop & Pineapple Skewers with Cilantro Aioli
Rating: 5 stars 2

Fire up the grill and make these delicious citrusy seafood skewers.