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10 Great Grilled Kebabs Recipes That Are Perfect For Summer

10 Great Grilled Kebabs Recipes That Are Perfect For Summer

Grilling season is here, and whether you’re planning on serving juicy, marinated chicken breast or meaty, marbled steaks, it’s time to start cooking more of your meals outdoors. We can’t think of a food that doesn’t taste good after it’s been grilled (even moist, buttery pound cake tastes more delicious with a little bit of char), so we decided to make grilling the theme of this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme).

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One of our favorite ways to cook foods on the grill? Kebabs. Kebabs are perfect for everything from a casual, weeknight, family-style meal to a big cookout (with lots of friends) on the weekend. We asked the Daily Meal staff and Culinary Content Network members to share their best grilled kebab recipes and the results were mouthwatering. Here are some of this week’s highlights.

Skinny General Gau's Chicken Kabob
Adam from Food E File has us dreaming of sweet-and-spicy, perfectly charred chicken kebabs. His General Gau’s chicken is basted with a sticky glaze and garnished with sliced scallions for lots of delicious flavor. The best part? He’s managed to pack all of the flavor of one our favorite Chinese recipes into a version that’s healthier and lower in fat.

Grilled Cake Kebabs with Orange Frosting
Who says you can’t grill pound cake? The Daily Meal’s Managing Editor, Lauren Gordon, proves that even dessert tastes better when you hit it with a little bit of smoke. The great thing about grilling pound cake is that it causes the sugar in the cake to caramelize, leaving sweet and smoky char lines all over this dessert.

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Chicken
It’s tough to compete with the salty, smoky deliciousness of bacon — which brings us to this week’s winner: Carrie, from Poet in the Pantry. She wraps pieces of chicken in slices of bacon before skewering and grilling them. The result? Tender, juicy chicken with lots of bacon fat-basted flavor.

All of the recipes featured this week can easily be made at home (if don’t have an outdoor grill, try a cast-iron grill pan instead) and all without spending a lot on ingredients. Ready to start grilling? Here are 10 recipes you have to try.

These tasty chicken skewers get their distinctive color from turmeric (one of the common ingredients in curry) and flavor from garlic, fresh cilantro, lime juice, and red chile flakes. Click here for the recipe.

Coconut and Lime Grilled Shrimp Skewers

These colorful kebabs are sure to be a hit at any cookout — and they’re easy to make. You’ll be surprised how much flavor you can pack into a shrimp skewer with just six ingredients and a few minutes of prep! Click here for the recipe.

38 Best Summer BBQ Recipes & Cookout Grilling Ideas

Level up your summer fun with some of the best BBQ and grilling recipes of all time!


It’s officially summertime! And you probably know what that means…sun, beaches, adventure, and of course backyard cookout or barbecue parties!

Yup, we know summer is not complete without them.

And speaking of backyard cookouts, if you’re looking for some easy + healthy BBQ recipes, grilled chicken, or meat for a crowd, we’ve got you covered. Check out our over 30 summer BBQ recipes for you to try!

So lovelies, it’s time to fire up the grill, pour a round of drinks, and turn on the music for a backyard BBQ party!


Chicken is an easy one for kebabs. In particular, it's hard to beat thighs here. Chicken breasts seem like a good choice because their thickness make them ideal for cubing, but their lack of flavor and tendency towards dryness totally undermines that one advantage. Skinless, boneless chicken thighs, on the other hand, are delicious and remain so much more tender and moist than chicken breasts, making them the champion of the kebab.

So many cuts of lamb are riddled with fat and connective tissue, that it's really only the leg that can stand up to being cubed and grilled over high heat. The leg still has areas of connective tissue that need to be cut around, and silver skin that should be removed, but once done, you're left with beautiful cubes that grill up tender and have a rich, but not overpowering, lamb flavor.

Mouthwatering Grilled Main Dishes

From juicy steaks and chops to perfectly charred salmon fillets, these recipes are sure to inspire your inner grill master.

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Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Romaine Marmalade and Watercress

GZ’s Grilled Seafood Platter

Want to put on a show for your guests? Grill an impressive platter of scallops, shrimp and lobster, all of which are prepped and seasoned inside the kitchen &mdash your guests will never see the behind-the-scenes action!

Easy Grilled Pork Chops


Before they even taste this salty-sweet mashup, your guests will be circling the grill thanks to the irresistible aroma of slow-cooking bacon and pineapple. The barbecue pork ribs tucked inside become tender as they braise in their own juices. Served sliced across the middle, the swineapple is a sight to behold.

Sticky Ribs

Molly's easy ribs are extra sweet with a hint of smokiness, thanks to her simple spice rub. Bake them low and slow, then finish them on the grill for great char marks.

Bobby's Bangin' Burgers

Burgers are a classic summertime main and there&rsquos no one better than Bobby to show you a few tips and tricks. His Bangin&rsquo Burgers course on the Food Network Kitchen app will walk you through everything you need to know to grill up the juiciest and most flavorful patties &mdash and make your best-tasting burgers yet.

Grilled Thai Curry Beef Roll

Slicing this rolled flank steak &mdash stuffed with a rainbow of fresh cilantro, tomato and scallion &mdash reveals its inner beauty. Paired with a tangy Thai-inspired rice noodle salad and crisp lettuce leaves, it's perfect for a hot summer day.

Grilled Thai Chicken with Nectarine Salad

Summer's sweet nectarines are the perfect complement for ginger-spiced grilled chicken.

Beer-Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak

Matambre with Chimichurri Sauce

This rolled flank steak, stuffed with piquant fillings and topped with garlicky chimichurri, is inspired by Argentinian matambre, which is usually fashioned from a cut of mature veal. It's no wonder that its name translates to "hunger killer." How could a great steak be more hearty than this one filled up with goodies?

Grilled Lamb Chops

Pizza With NY Strip, Blue Cheese and Balsamic Glaze

Try making pizza on the grill starting with Bobby's steak version, layered with flavor upon flavor.

Grilled Seafood Salad

This simple salad is the perfect dinner on warm, summer nights. It&rsquos light yet satisfying &mdash and comes together in a matter of minutes.

Grilled Skirt Steak Gyros

Pastrami-Spiced Porterhouse Steaks

These ultra-flavorful steaks taste just like a pastrami sandwich! To give each steak a nice crust, coat them in a zesty mixture of pepper corn, mustard seed, coriander, paprika, brown sugar, allspice and garlic powder. Serve with a dollop of herby butter for a restaurant-quality touch right at home!

Grilled Halibut with Olive Bagna Cauda

Whip up Giada's warm, buttery olive sauce in minutes to spoon atop grilled halibut fillets. Her Italian twist on grilled fish is easy enough for a weeknight but impressive enough to serve at an intimate dinner party.

Pizza With Grilled Sausage, Peppers and Onions

Very Peri Grilled Chicken

There's no denying that roasting, then boiling and simmering the vegetables and chiles for this sauce will give it a level of flavor unlike any other.

Carne Asada

This traditional Mexican dish is made by marinating skirt steak in a spicy, citrusy puree, charring it on the grill and then thinly slicing the meat. We suggest serving carne asada as a main dish with rice and beans, but you could also add it to tacos, burritos, tostadas and more .

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Summer Squash Salsa

In-season veggies, fresh citrusy flavors and quick-cooking fish &mdash you&rsquore going to be making this simple and delicious recipe all summer long.

London Broil With Onion Marmalade

Grilled Everything Pizza

Rib Eye Steak with Onion Blue Cheese Sauce

Ree smothers her grilled rib eye with a creamy blue cheese sauce.

Giada's Balsamic BBQ Chicken

Fajitas in a Grill Basket

These grill basket fajitas keep all the ingredients separate so everyone can have their favorite combinations without creating extra mess, plus the grill adds a yummy char to everything.

Grilled Pizza

Turn pizza night into an al fresco experience with do-it-yourself grilled pizzas. Best of all, this recipe makes enough dough for 3 pizzas, so everybody can have their favorite flavor!

Beef and Sausage Kebabs With Salsa and Chimichurri

Grilled Glazed Ham

This method of grilling and glazing ham can be used with any glaze. Just make sure to heat your ham up over medium indirect heat before brushing it on.

Grilled Pork Chops

An easy coriander-spiced rub turns into a beautiful and delicious crust after you give the pork chops a quick sear on the grill.

Smoky Grilled Pork Chops and Zucchini Noodles

Savor summer&rsquos flavors with Michael&rsquos veggie-packed dinner. While the pork chops are grilling until tender and flavorful, he whips up a side dish with zucchini noodles, fresh corn and cherry tomatoes.

Grilled Korean-Style Skirt Steak

Build-Your-Own Shish Kabobs

Orange Grilled Shrimp with Cocoa Nib Gremolata

Calabrian chili paste, fresh citrus and herbs and crunchy cocoa nibs give these grilled shrimp skewers a balanced flavor that&rsquos sweet, savory and smoky.

Grilled Vietnamese Chicken Sandwiches

If sandwiches don't sound like dinner fare to you, prepare to be swayed. This salty-sweet marinade, made with rice wine, soy sauce and finely chopped lemongrass, elevates grilled chicken thighs into a dinner party-worthy dish.

Lomo al Trapo

The secret to this traditional Colombian beef dish is its charred preparation. A wine-soaked cloth is covered in salt and wrapped around a whole tenderloin. After it roasts directly on hot coals, the salt and cloth are cracked off to reveal a perfectly cooked and well-seasoned piece of meat.

Grilled Meats and Vegetables Over Saffron Orzo

Giada grills chicken and shrimp along with summer vegetables and serves them over saffron orzo.

Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled Florentine-Style Steaks

Marinated Grilled Flank Steak with BLT Smashed Potatoes

Grilled Bratwurst with Brie and Spiral Apple Slaw

Thought brats were just for game day and Oktoberfest ? These grilled sausages offer everything you love about backyard barbecue hot dogs &mdash and more. They&rsquore nestled in a pretzel bun and topped with sweet, crunchy slaw!

Rosemary-Mustard Pork With Peaches

Grilled Clambake

Though you'll grill the shrimp, clams, and sausage for this clambake in batches, the end result is so worth it. Make it for your next summer picnic or pool party to wow all your guests.

Kalua Buried Pork Shoulder

With this genius grill hack, you can serve tender, juicy Hawaiian-style pork for a crowd, minus the hassle of digging a hole in your backyard as traditional recipes demand.

BBQ Beef Brisket

Trisha&rsquos advice? To ensure even cooking, let the brisket come to room temperature before grilling.

Flank Steak with Salsa Verde

Pork Tenderloin with Prickly Pear Tequila BBQ Sauce

Grilled Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Strawberry Salsa

Succulent strawberries, spicy bell peppers and fiery jalapenos are combined and seasoned with lime juice to make the dreamy (and colorful) salsa for this hearty chicken dish.

Marinated Grilled Hanger Steak

Anne shares her secret to delicious hanger steak: a garlicky rub-marinade to add big flavor and proper grilling for tender meat.

Rack-o-Ribs Hero

This is a reimagining of those fast-food rib sandwiches — but when you make one yourself with excellent ingredients, it's even better than your drive-thru memories.

Flat Iron Steak with Red Wine Sauce

Grilled Steak Salad Nicoise

Grilled Lamb Sandwiches

Rib-Eye Steak with Caponata

This main takes some time to make — you'll start the caponata a day ahead of time — but is worth the wait.

Pork Chops With Smashed Potatoes and Chimichurri Sauce

Steak-Spinach Salad With Sour-Cream Potatoes

Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Who doesn&rsquot love a finger-licking good rack of barbecued ribs? Just marinate, grill and brush with a honey glaze.

Grilled Steak and Zucchini

Turkey Cutlets With Plum Salad

Spice-Rubbed Grilled Chicken

Raid your spice cabinet to make Bobby's flavorful chicken breasts. The spice rub and pepper-vinegar sauce take everyday chicken breasts to delicious new heights.

Pork Tenderloin With Melon Salad

Grilled Salmon with Foil-Pack Sesame Broccoli

Looking for a quick and easy dinner? Salmon grills in just a few minutes and, thanks to foil-packed veggies, clean-up is an absolute breeze.

Steak With Olive Salsa

Grilled Rack of Pork With Cabbage

Grilled Surf And Turf Salad

Yes, this amazing main course is incredibly easy. Jumbo shrimp and flank steak cook in next to no time on the grill, so you&rsquoll have dinner on the table in less than an hour.

Marinated Tri-Tip in Red Wine and Herbs

Valerie&rsquos secret to perfect flavor? Before slicing her grilled tri-tip, she seasons the cutting board with a clove of garlic and flaky sea salt.

Pork Tenderloins with Pineapple-Mint Chutney

Grilled Pork Chops With Plum-Ginger Chutney

Grilled Pork With Charred Corn Slaw

Carne Asada Torta (Poc Chuc Torta)

Carne asada literally means &ldquogrilled meat&rdquo in Spanish, and Marcela marinates her beef in fresh orange juice and herbs to give it a nice tang. Marcela stuffs the grilled meat in toasted bolillo rolls for a tasty Mexican-inspired torta, or sandwich.

Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken and Steak Taco Bar

Grilled Pierogies and Kielbasa

Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled Hawaiian Pizza

Spice-Rubbed Lamb Rack with Yogurt and Fresh Herbs

Curtis Stone draws on Mediterranean flavors for this grilled lamb dish. Carve the rack before plating for simpler serving.

Grilled Steak Tostadas

Grill coffee-chili-marinated steak and thick sliced onion for these bold tostadas.

Grilled Pork Chops with Roasted Garlic Gremolata

Grilling pork chops gives the typically sweet meat an outdoors-y smoky flavor.

Grilled Steak With Tapenade

Grilled Steak with Rosemary and Garlic

Barbecued Short Ribs of Beef - Tira de Asado

New Jack City Burgers

These juicy burgers are Michael Symon's signature go-to for a weekend gathering with friends and family. To give his burgers an unexpected flavor, Michael uses ground chorizo and tops them with a spicy red onion and jalapeno salsa verde.

Barbecue Grilled Chicken

This molasses-sweetened barbecue sauce can be made up to a week in advance and kept in the fridge. That's reason enough for us to always keep a batch on hand!

Filipino Grilled Pork Chops

Marinate bone-in chops in a simple mixture featuring apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, and just a touch of fish sauce and red pepper flakes. You'll be surprised how such an easy recipe can have so much flavor.

Grilled Beef Fajitas

Lime-and-cumin steaks are grilled alongside a foil pouch of peppers and onions and served with warm tortillas.

Tuscan Grilled Cornish Hens

You can always count on Ina for an elegant main course that&rsquos fit for entertaining. For extra citrus flavor, she marinates the hens in lemon zest and juice, then serves the dish with smoky-sweet grilled fruit.

Pellet Grill Smoked Pork Shoulder al Pastor

We love an authentic spit-fired al pastor recipe but sometimes you want the payoff without all the work. Using our favorite pellet grill, we created this easy take that's just as flavorful and possibly even more juicy from the low and slow cooking time. If you like your pastor extra crispy, crank up the grill at the end and throw some of the slices on before cutting them into strips.

Summer Dinner Salad

This salad will transport you to the South of France. We've taken the classic vegetables of ratatouille and grilled them up for a hearty salad you&rsquoll want to make all summer long.

Miso-Glazed Cedar Plank Salmon

Using a cedar plank to grill salmon is an effortless way to add enormous flavor to your dish. The fish takes on a lovely smokiness, stays moist and the skin doesn't stick to the grates. This one is marinated in an umami-packed miso marinade that brings tons of flavor with very little effort.

Grilled Salad Pizza

White pizza and antipasto salad&mdashtwo pizzeria favorites that come together in a single fun dish. The grill adds a smoky flavor to the pizza crust, and as an added bonus you don&rsquot need to heat up your kitchen. If you don&rsquot have a pizza pan you can stretch the dough on a flat baking sheet.

Seekh Kebabs

Seekh kebab (or shish kebab) is a melt-in-your-mouth preparation said to have been brought to the Indian subcontinent by the Turks long before the Mughals popularized the concept. It traditionally consists of minced mutton threaded onto a skewer (or seekh) and cooked in a tandoor, but it&rsquos equally delicious with minced lamb or beef. It&rsquos also just as good cooked on a grill if you follow these guidelines: the meat should not be too lean squeeze every bit of liquid from the onion mixture and let the kebab mixture &ldquomarinate&rdquo for at least a couple hours. I love to drizzle the finished kebabs with a tart cilantro-yogurt chutney and offer pickled red pearl onions on the side, as they do in Mughlai restaurants. Seekh kebabs can be an appetizer or a main course when served with naan and dal makhani.


Grilled Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Tomato Kebabs With Basil Chimichurri

Chicken skewers often rely on long marinades to build flavor, but this intense lemon-garlic marinade only needs a few minutes to do its thing. We pair the chicken with tomatoes, which we grill on separate skewers since they cook up a lot quicker. For a hit of freshness, serve the kebabs with a basil chimichurri.

Japanese Chicken Skewers With Scallion (Negima Yakitori)

If you've never tried making yakitori, negima is the easiest way to start. The simple dish is nothing more than skewers of chicken thigh and scallion that are grilled and brushed with homemade teriyaki sauce. Want something slightly more involved? Check out our recipe for tsukune, or Japanese chicken meatballs.

Sweet-and-Sour Grilled Chicken Skewers (Yakitori Nanbansu)

These skewers also draw inspiration from Japan, but instead of teriyaki sauce they get marinated in a tangy mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, mirin, and sugar known as nanbansu, which is often used as a sauce for fried chicken. You can use either breast meat or thigh meat, or both. Just remember to reserve some of the nanbansu to serve as a dip alongside.

Grilled Curry Chicken Kebabs

In case you hadn't noticed, we're big fans of using chicken thigh for kebabs—it's juicier and more flavorful than chicken breast. Here we give the chicken even more flavor by marinating it with coconut milk, fish sauce (to up the umami), curry powder, garlic, shallot, and red pepper.

Crispy Caramel Chicken Skewers

These sweet and savory Vietnamese-inspired chicken skewers are marinated in orange juice and fish sauce and brushed with a caramel glaze made of light brown sugar, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, shallots, honey, and more orange juice and fish sauce. For texture we roll the skewers in crunchy sesame seeds and sliced almonds after the final coat of the glaze.

Thai-Style Chicken Satay With Peanut-Tamarind Dipping Sauce

Our version of classic Thai satay is made with pieces of chicken thigh marinated in a mixture of coconut milk, fish sauce, palm sugar, and a variety of aromatics and spices. The most time-consuming part of the recipe is making the dipping sauce—if you want to cheat you can make a quick version with just chunky peanut butter, store-bought curry paste, lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, and sugar.

Grilled Chicken and Peach Saltimbocca Skewers

These skewers are a riff on chicken saltimbocca, but to balance out the saltiness of the prosciutto, we thread a few chunks of semifirm peaches on for a bit of sweetness. We also double up on the sage sage leaves go on the skewer, but chopped sage is included in the light white wine marinade, which flavors the chicken and helps it stay juicy while on the grill.

Balinese Pork Satay (Sate Babi) With Sweet Soy Glaze and Peanut Sauce

There's more to satay than the Thai chicken version. To expand your horizons, check out this Balinese pork shoulder satay. The marinade, dipping sauce, and glaze are all made with a spice paste made from lemongrass, dried chilies, garlic, shallots, coriander, white pepper, and sugar. We make the paste with both a mortar and pestle (for the best flavor extraction) and a food processor (to save time and energy).

Grilled Pork Belly Kebabs With Sweet-and-Spicy Gochujang Marinade

Thick, sweet, funky gochujang is a great alternative to more ubiquitous chili condiments like Sriracha and chili-garlic sauce. Here we mix it with honey, sake, and soy sauce to make a marinade for pork belly and vegetables. Gochujang is fairly tame in terms of heat—this dish isn't as scary as the color might make you think.

Mojo-Marinated Pork Kebabs With Mango

These pork kebabs are marinated with Cuban mojo, a tangy sauce made with sour-orange juice and garlic—if you don't have access to sour oranges, a mix of orange juice and lime juice will work. Sweet mangos are perfect for balancing the acidic sauce, but make sure to use firmer, slightly underripe ones so that they don't fall off the skewers.

Cambodian Grilled Lemongrass Beef Skewers

While not as well known as the food of Thailand or Vietnam, Cambodian cooking is well worth exploring. Much of the country's cuisine is based on kroeung, aromatic flavor pastes that form the foudnation for all sorts of dishes. In this recipe that means aromatics like lemongrass, bay leaves, thyme, citrus zest, and cinnamon, which we mix with fish sauce and oil and use to coat strips of sirloin or flank steak.

Ginger-Teriyaki Beef Kebabs

These easy beef kebabs use one sweet-and-savory sauce for both the marinade and the glaze. We start with what is essentially a teriyaki sauce base and add ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, and pineapple juice. To go with the juice we add chunks of pineapple to the skewers, along with red onion and bell pepper.

Steakhouse Kebabs

If you're not going to serve steak at your cookout, then how about kebabs packed with all the flavors of a classic steakhouse dinner? These hearty sirloin tip, mushroom, and onion skewers are marinated in a steak sauce-style mix of Worcestershire, Dijon mustard, and soy sauce.

Seekh Kebabs (Pakistani Spicy Grilled Ground Meat Skewers)

Walk into an Indian market and you're bound to find pre-packaged seekh kebab spices, but you're much better off making the mixture from scratch. Our version uses a blend made with spices like black peppercorns, coriander seed, paprika, and amchur powder. Made of dried mango, amchur adds a wonderful sour note to the kebabs—if you can't find it then use citric acid powder, tamarind paste, or lime juice in its place.

Spicy Cumin Lamb Skewers (Yang Rou Chuan)

If you've ever had the cumin lamb burger from New York's Xi'an Famous Foods, then you already know that lamb is very popular in parts of China. Yang rou chuan is a street food favorite in Beijing made by grilling lamb shoulder chop with a mixture of cumin and chili flakes—our version also adds granulated garlic, fennel seeds, and Shaoxing wine.

Grill, bake or fry - Here are our 11 best kebab recipes which you must try!

1.Murg Palak Ke Korma Kebab

Succulent tikkis made of chicken minced, assorted masalas and spinach. Goodness of spinach and chicken, together in melt in the mouth kebabs. Served with a sour-spicy yogurt chutney and a sweet date chutney. This kabab recipe is surely a hit snack at parties!

A great snack for dinner parties, these chicken kebabs are great to serve kids as well as adults. Image credits: iStock

2.Potato Mushroom Kebabs

Vegetarians rejoice! A melt in your mouth veg kabab recipe with medley of mushrooms, potato and paneer, coated in besan and fried on slow heat. Served with a tangy achaari dip to balance the flavors.

A unique blend of potato and mushroom, cook this for your family on special occasions and savour with a distinct mango sauce.

3.Chatpattey Coconut Kebab

A melange of potatoes, carrots and spinach coated with desiccated coconut and fried crisp. Served with a minty pine nut sauce. A veg kabab recipe with a healthy dose.

4.Galouti Kebab

These melt-in-the-mouth kebabs are made with finely minced mutton and shallow fried in desi ghee and here is a quick and easy recipe for you to make these royal treats at home and relish as an appetizer. One of the most loved recipes of the Awadhi Cuisine. It is known to have originated in Lucknow. Minced meat kebabs rich in masalas made nawabi style. Usually served with the 'ulte tawa ka parantha'. (Recipe Video)

Galouti kebab are tender and juicy and are believed to have a melange of 150 spices when first invented.

5.Shami Kebab

Believed to have been originated during the Mughal era in the royal kitchens, shami kebab is made with very finely minced meat. A delectable snack made with minced mutton and a host of spices like red chilli, green chilli, black peppercorn, etc.

A delicious starter at dinner parties, this is super easy to cook!

6.Seekh Kebabs

The most popular among Kabab recipes, made with minced meat, these Seekh kebabs are grilled on skewers. Full of char grilled flavors, they are perfect as a starter for a dinner party. It can also be served in a naan and made into a wrap.(Also see a healthy version of Chicken Seekh kebab in Hindi here)

Serve with mint chutney and a side of onion rings and lemon wedges, you won't need anything else to start the party!

7.Hara Masala Kebabs

Filled with the goodness of peas and spinach, these kebabs are healthy, delicious and just too easy to ignore! Easy and qick recipe for a vegetarian delight to add in to your dinner party menu. Vegetarian and garden fresh!

8.Rajma Ke Kebab

9. Pyazi Kebabs

A common Pakistani onion kebab with lemongrass and mint cooked in light oil. Soft, tender and succulent Pyaz ke kebab are appetizing when served with a choice of chutney, topped with coriander leaves.
(Also see the recipe of Pyazi Kebabs in Hindi here)

When served as an appetizer with a walnut, jaggery and tamarind sauce, Pyaz kebabs are a sure shot hit. Image credits: iStock

10.Dahi Kebab

A good-for-you veg kebab recipe. Made from paneer, creamy yogurt and raisins. Delicious kebabs get a healthy makeover! These are melt in the mouth kebabs that are simply irresistible. Mostly found in North Indian restaurant menus and are loved by many for their soft mouth melting interior texture while they are crisp from outside.

(Also see the hindi recipe of Dahi kebab here)

Dahi ke kebabs are great to make on occasions like when you have guests over or for festive meals.

11. Paneer Anardana Kebab

A vegetarian's delight, this paneer kebab recipe is as delicious as it can get! Juicy paneer cubes marinated in a myriad of spices and shallow fried to perfection. Tossed with capsicum and tomatoes, this can be the star appetizer of your next party.

Martha's Best Kebab Recipes Are Perfect for Summer Grilling

Boost your summertime menu with these tasty grilled dishes.

Kebabs have a lot going for them—they&aposre easy to make, quick to cook, and, perhaps most importantly, fun to eat. Our delicious recipes are no exception. Chicken and Pork Seekh Kebabs, pictured above, can bring Indian-inspired flavors to your dinner table in just under 10 minutes of grill time. Whether you make Pomegranate Skirt-Steak Kebabs for a tangy meal or dish out Beef, Mushroom, and Millet Kebabs, which are made complete with two dipping sauces, these recipes, all courtesy of our founder offer, something for everyone. They rely on a range of different proteins, including steak, lamb, and chicken, as well as a variety of Arabian Gulf ingredients, from pomegranate molasses and tamarind to tahini and yogurt. The result? Big flavor with minimal effort. Read on for more one-of-a-kind kebab recipes to cook this summer.

What do you eat with grilled shish kabobs?

There are many side dish recipes that go well with shish kabobs (or they are great by themselves).

For my grilled beef kabobs, you may enjoy a spicy cabbage coleslaw (this is my favorite recipe), grilled asparagus, smoked mac and cheese, grilled corn on the cob, or baked beans recipe.

Each of these recipes works as a fabulous option to eat with shish kabobs whether you’re hosting a grilled meal for your immediate family or entertaining guests during a summer BBQ.

You may like these other delicious grilled or smoked recipes:


Mix together the oil, garlic, salt and black pepper in a large bowl. Set aside.

Trim the beef, removing any gristle or fat as desired.

Cut the beef into 1 to 1¼ inch cubes.

Then cut each cube almost but not through the center, leaving about ½ inch. This helps the marinade penetrate inside each cube.

Toss the beef chunks with the marinade until well coated.

Place the beef and marinade into a zipper back and seal. Marinate at least 1½ hours or up to two days.

They are very versatile and truly go with anything, but I find it easy to serve them with main dishes that you can also grill. So I almost always serve them with these grilled chicken skewers or with grilled shrimp. They're also very good with grilled chicken breast and with grilled salmon.

One of the best things about this recipe is that leftovers are really tasty. You can keep them in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 4 days. Reheat them gently in the microwave, covered. They are also very good cold - kind of like antipasti.