Kebab Skewer Recipes For A Grill-Centric Summertime Feast


This weekend, grill your sangria, put a little caprese salad on kebab skewers—and celebrate smoke, spice and everything nice about outdoor summer cooking

(Recipes and food styling by Eshun Mott; produced by Aimee Nishitoba; photography by Christie Vuong; prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

Kebabs, kebabs and more kebabs! Food on sticks just equals fun, and it’s a great theme for an entertaining meal, but it does take a little forethought and preparation. If you plan to whip up this entire menu, you can start by making the sangria, marinating the chicken and steak, cooking the grains and potatoes, cutting vegetables, chopping herbs, washing salad greens and making dressings. Assemble all the kebabs just before your guests arrive and then start by grilling your sangria garnish, tossing your grain salad together and cooking your vegetable kebabs. Grill the steak and chicken at the same time. Drizzle sauces and dress your salad just before calling everyone to the table.

King Oyster Mushroom And Shishito Skewers With Harissa Sauce on a white plate with a small bowl of sauce on a pale blue background

(Recipes and food styling by Eshun Mott; produced by Aimee Nishitoba; photography by Christie Vuong; prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

Shishito peppers and oyster mushrooms cook quickly on the grill and make for a juicy, flavourful combination. A sauce made with harissa paste and honey and vinegar adds complexity and heat. Ensure crispy mushrooms by keeping them as dry as possible before grilling. Get our King Oyster Mushroom And Shishito Skewers With Harissa Sauce recipe.

A pitcher of fruit-filled sangria with ice and a tumbler with a skewer of strawberries and fruit and sangri and a stemmed glass with the same skewr in the sangria on a blue table against a white stucco wall

(Recipes and food styling by Eshun Mott; produced by Aimee Nishitoba; photography by Christie Vuong; prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

Brewed black tea and grilled in-season fruit make a lighter, more complex sangria with a hint of smokiness. Get our Grilled Fruit Sangria recipe.

Herbed wheat berry salad with apricots and almonds in a blue bowl on a blue table with a wooden spoon resting in the salad

(Recipes and food styling by Eshun Mott; produced by Aimee Nishitoba; photography by Christie Vuong; prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

Satisfyingly chewy and high in protein, wheat berries make a great base for a room temperature side dish. This salad keeps well and leftovers are great for lunch, but we recommend assembling it right before serving for the best flavour and texture. Get our Herbed Wheat Berry Salad With Apricots And Almonds recipe.

Steak Skewers with potatoes and red peppers and shallots on a white plate on a pale blue table

(Recipes and food styling by Eshun Mott; produced by Aimee Nishitoba; photography by Christie Vuong; prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

This savoury marinade of garlic, rosemary and Dijon has a surprising ingredient: anchovies. Don’t skip them, as they add a deep umami flavour to these hearty steak skewers. These kebabs work well as part of a larger menu, but you can also make them for a more intimate meal with a side salad. Get our Steakhouse Skewers With Potatoes, Peppers And Shallots recipe.

cherry tomato, zucchini and halloumi skewers with a bowl of pesto drizzle on a white gridded rectangular plate on a blue table

(Recipes and food styling by Eshun Mott; produced by Aimee Nishitoba; photography by Christie Vuong; prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

Halloumi cheese is a great addition to a vegetable kebab, but needs a little extra attention on the barbecue. Make sure your grill is really hot, clean and lightlyoiled before you begin and turn the skewers frequently to keep the cheese from sticking. Get our Cherry Tomato, Zucchini And Halloumi Skewers With Pesto Drizzle recipe.

Apricot-Glazed Chicken Skewers with Sumac and Mint on a blue plate with a side of labneh

(Recipes and food styling by Eshun Mott; produced by Aimee Nishitoba; photography by Christie Vuong; prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

Fresh apricots and an easy homemade glaze add sweetness to these seasoned chicken kebabs. Tangy labneh makes a perfect counterpoint for dipping. Get our Apricot-Glazed Chicken Skewers With Sumac And Mint recipe.

Leafy greens with avocado ranch dressing on a blue and white pottery plate with wood salad tongs at the side and a bowl of buttermilk dressing on a blue table

(Recipes and food styling by Eshun Mott; produced by Aimee Nishitoba; photography by Christie Vuong; prop styling by Madeleine Johari)

Avocado adds richness to this herby buttermilk dressing and makes a simple salad of mixed greens shine. Any extra dressing will keep well in the fridge for several days. Get our Leafy Greens With Avocado Ranch Dressing recipe.



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