11 Fresh and Fun Summertime Skewers

Kabobs. Kebabs. Skewers.

Whatever you call them, there’s just something fun about food on a stick. From street fairs to summertime BBQs in the backyard, these delicious finger foods can be stacked up all kinds of different ways, too. It’s so easy to mix, match and make your own favorite combinations!

Plus, kabob recipes can be a surprisingly sneaky way to get your kids to eat more veggies. (Why do grilled vegetables taste better on a skewer? I truly don’t know, but I’m sticking with it at our house – pun intended.)

From dinner to dessert, check out some of our fresh picks for summertime – perfect for your next get-together or gathering around the table!

11 Simple Summer Skewers

1. Tortellini Skewers with Marinara. Get the (patio) party started with these savory little skewers, stacked with spicy pepperoni, cheese tortellini and fresh mozzarella. You can even make them a few hours in advance and just pop ‘em in the fridge for grab-and-go apps.

Try these Tortellini Skewers with Marinara
Tortellini Skewers with Marinara

Great for afternoon snacks for the kids this summer, too!

2. Balsamic Basil Appetizer Kabobs. For extra color and crunch, try ththisese fresh, bite-sized kabob recipe with grape tomatoes, cucumbers, mozzarella and Genoa salami – all lightly drizzled with delicious dipping oil. They pack beautifully for summer picnics and potlucks!

Try these Balsamic Basil Appetizer Kabobs
Balsamic Basil Appetizer Kabobs

3. Honey Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs. Juicy pineapple. Tender teriyaki chicken. Sweet red onions. Perfect for backyard BBQs, these simple skewers are one of our family’s all-time favorites.

Try these Honey Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs
Honey Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs

Serve ‛em with brown or long-grain rice and a variety of fresh fruit.

4. Pesto Grilled Veggie Kabobs. You won’t even miss the meat! Filled with a bounty of fresh veggies, these perfectly pesto-seasoned kabobs are a wonderfully flavorful option for healthy, balanced lifestyles.

Try these Pesto Grilled Veggie Kabobs
Pesto Grilled Veggie Kabobs

Keep ‛em vegetarian, or pair them with lean protein on the side, such as grilled chicken breasts or pork tenderloin.

5. Sí Sí Cilantro Chicken Kabobs. With hints of zesty lime, bright cilantro and spicy jalapeño, these easy grilled kabobs bring together the best flavors of summertime with tender chicken, grilled zucchini and button mushrooms. So light, fresh and breezy!

Try these Sí Sí Cilantro Chicken Kabobs
Sí Sí Cilantro Chicken Kabobs

7. Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs. Go Greek with these savory chicken kabobs with onions, peppers and fresh tzatziki sauce. Perfect paired with pita bread and crumbled feta!

Try these Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs
Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs

8. Garlicky Shrimp & Veggie Kabobs. Shrimp and tender summer veggies grilled in a garlicky butter sauce are a tasty healthy dinner. Plus, they come together from start to finish in 30 minutes flat.

Try these Garlicky Shrimp & Veggie Kabobs
Garlicky Shrimp & Veggie Kabobs

Serve them as an entrée with rice and pea pods, or make mini skewers as a show-stopping appetizer.

9. Sí Sí Chicken & Mango Skewers.Sweet corn, grilled chicken and sweet mango come together for a breezy summer meal.

Try these Sí Sí Chicken & Mango Skewers
Sí Sí Chicken & Mango Skewers

Be sure to wait until the last two minutes of cooking to brush on your BBQ sauce, so it doesn’t burn. (By the way, that’s always a good idea with BBQ and teriyaki sauces, due to the higher sugar content.)

10. Flower Fruit Kabobs. Spring has sprung with these delicious flower fruit kabobs, served with our luscious fruit dip.

Try these Flower Fruit Kabobs with Luscious Fruit Dip
Flower Fruit Kabobs with Luscious Fruit Dip

11.Balsamic Fruit & Cheese Kabobs. These simple kabobs are perfect as a light supper or anytime snack.

Try these Balsamic Fruit & Cheese Kabobs
Balsamic Fruit & Cheese Kabobs

Check out more skewer recipes and kabob recipes … you’ll find all kinds of delicious reasons to “stick around!”

Happy grilling, friends!

– Jen