25+ Kabob Recipes for summer! (chicken, beef, pork and seafood)

All kinds of kabob recipes for summer grilling! Chicken kabobs, shrimp kabobs, steak kabobs, and dessert kabobs! Because food on a stick is more fun 😉


Here we are, smack in the middle of summer, and I can’t get enough.

Often this time of year I feel so thankful that we live in a place with such drastic changes between seasons, because when summer comes we go all in. I feel like Manitobans are a breed that soaks up the sunshine, the lake days, the fair days, the camping days, and all the grilled al fresco dinners like no others.

Because we know if we blink winter will hit us right in the face!

So today we’re celebrating summer with all kinds of kabob recipes: chicken kabobs, shrimp kabobs, steak and beef kabobs, a few pork kabobs, and even some dessert and breakfast kabobs!

Because food on a stick really is more fun, especially if you ask the kiddos 🙂

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General tips for making Kabob Recipes:

One of the best things about kabobs is that you really can throw on pretty much anything you want, as long as you keep cook time in mind. You want to keep the cook time of all the elements in a similar range so that no one item is overcooked, or undercooked.

If you’re using wooden skewers, you’ll need to soak them first to prevent burning, which can be a bit of a hassle.

The better option? Stainless steel skewers are my new favorite things. They last forever and are easy to clean! (Plus, no soaking)

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Which vegetables are best for kabobs?

Obviously, you want something that’s somewhat sturdy and can hold up to being cooked and is large enough that it won’t slide off the skewer. This really goes without saying, so take a look around your farmers market and see what you can find!

Peppers, onions, zucchini, mushrooms, and potatoes are most common and work well on a kabob recipe.

Carrots, and small vegetables like peas, corn (which would be too firm to skewer unless you’re using metal skewers), cucumbers (obviously!) wouldn’t work well.

Broccoli, cauliflour, tomatoes, eggplant and squash would be interesting ones to try!

How to make kabobs in the oven:

Sometimes the weather turns and our plans change (or it’s not optimal grilling weather and food on a stick is still a hit!). It’s easy to make most of these kabob recipes in the oven as well!

For most kabob recipes (though you’ll want to check the recipe instructions for recipe-specific hints), you’ll want to bake around 375-400 degrees F for about the same amount of time the recipe calls for for grilling.

Keep an eye on the kabobs so they don’t end up overcooked!

Fajita Steak Kabob

steak kabobs with peppers on a white plate with lime wedges and peppers in the background

Grilled Jerk Chicken Pineapple Sausage Kabobs

jerk chicken pineapple sausage kabobs

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

hawaiian chicken kabobs overhead image close up

Honey BBQ Chicken Kabobs

honey bbq chicken kabobs overhead image on a rimmed sheet pan

Balsamic Honey Chicken Peach Skewers

balsamic honey chicken peach skewers on a white plate with whole peach in the background

BBQ Steak and Potato Skewers

bbq steak and potato skewers overhead on white plate with blue checked napkin on the side

Grilled Lemon Pesto Chicken Kebabs

lemon pesto chicken kabobs on white plate with jar of pesto in the background

Chipotle Grilled Shrimp Skewers

chipotle grilled shrimp skewers close up with chopped parsley

Rainbow Vegetable Skewers

rainbow vegetable skewers on white plate on white background

Korean Beef Skewers

korean beef skewers close up with peppers and red onions and sprinkled with sesame seeds

Rainbow Salmon Skewers

rainbow salmon skewers with grilled lemon wedges

Sausage and Pepper Skewers

sausage and peppers skewers overhead on sheet pan

Chili Lime Chicken Skewers with Mango Sauce

chili lime chicken kabobs with mango sauce on grey plate overhead on grey background

Ahi Tuna Kabobs

ahi tuna kabobs on white plate over spiralized vegetables

Balsamic Beef Skewers

balsamic beef kabobs on blue plate on grey background

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers

lemon shrimp skewers with peppers and red onions on white speckled plate with lemon wedges on the side

Chicken Shish Kabobs

chicken shish kabobs on metal skewers on a grey metal plate with lemon wedges on the side

Sweet and Tangy Pork Kabobs

sweet and tangy pork kabobs on metal skewers on a rimmed baking sheet

Steak and Mushroom Kabobs with Mint Yogurt Dip

steak mushroom kabobs with mint yogurt dip on a sheet pan with fresh mint leaves

Souvlaki Salmon Skewers

souvlaki salmon kabobs close up with fresh lemon slices uncooked

Barbecue Pineapple and Pork Skewers

barbecue pineapple and pork skewers on white plate with barbecue sauce in the background

Greek Beef Soulaki Skewers

greek beef souvlaki skewers with peppers on black background

Mesquite Grilled Pork and Apple Kebobs

pork apple kebabs on white plate on top of a red checked napkin

Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Skewers

ham and pineapple skewers on metal skewers on white background

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

fruit and cheese kabobs with apples grapes berries and cheese chunks

Grilled Donut and Fruit Kabobs

grilled donut and fruit kabobs on a sheet pan with cans of pineapple in the background

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

strawberry shortcake kabobs with cake pieces and fresh strawberriees

Strawberry Waffle Kabobs

shortcake waffle kabobs with waffle pieces fresh strawberries and whipped cream

Grilled Pineapple Poundcake Kabobs

grilled pineapple pound cake kabobs on white plate on top of blue background

Melon, Proscuitto and Mozzarella Skewers

melon prosciutto and mozzarella skewers on gold skewers on top of wooden cutting board with melon chunks on the side
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  1. Danielle says

    So many kabobs! I love this. Those strawberry shortcake and donut and fruit kabobs look SO AMAZING. I can’t wait to try some of these!

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