Posted by Jen T on April 28, 2023
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.