33 Kabob Recipes to Grill This Summer

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Kabob recipes are so fun to make and eat, and the possibilities are endless! You can prepare so many different proteins and veggies as skewer recipes, and the result is always delicious.

Ratatouille kabobs grilling over a campfire.

We especially love kabobs for camping, in part because they’re so easy to prep ahead of time. Chop your ingredients, mix up your marinade, and pack them safely in your cooler until it’s time to get ready for your grilled kabobs. So easy! 

So we thought we would gather several ideas for kabobs, for everything from chicken to sausage to salmon to tofu. Whether you’re looking for easy dinner recipes to prepare on the grill or rounding out your camping menu, let these kabob recipes inspire a meal (or five!)

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When you’re making kabobs, skewers matter. We love using flat metal skewers so that the ingredients don’t spin around–plus, they’re reusable! Wooden skewers are great too, but it’s important to soak them in water for at least 20 minutes before you begin making your kabobs on the grill so that the skewers don’t catch on fire.

Grilled chicken pineapple kabobs on a blue camping plate

Chicken Pineapple Kabobs

This marinade made with cilantro, honey, ginger, and lime brings all the flavor! Cook the chicken along with red onion and pineapple wedges for juicy, tender skewers with tropical vibes.

Skewers with beef, potatoes, peppers, and onions on a plate.
Photo credit: Jonathan Melendez

Lomo Saltado Kabobs

With baby potatoes, boneless beef short ribs, and veggies served up with a spicy green sauce, these tasty kabobs are a spin on the Peruvian dish called lomo saltado.

Grilled veggie & chicken skewers on a blue camping plate.

Grilled Chicken Skewers with Veggies

Juicy chicken and tender veggies in a simple, herb-forward marinade make these tasty kabob shine! They’re perfect for camping or simply BBQing at home. With easy make-ahead instructions and tips for success, these grilled kabobs are a definite winner!

Grilled tofu skewers glazed with a savory sauce, accompanied by charred corn on the cob, all served on a rustic table basked in warm sunlight.
Photo credit: Live Eat Learn

BBQ Tofu

Tofu is a great blank canvas for spices and seasonings, and these kabobs are dressed up in two different ways for a one-two punch of flavor. First, tofu is covered in a flavorful dry rub, then you place the kabobs on the grill and brush them with tangy barbecue sauce while they cook. This one’s great for vegetarians and vegans, but they’re so good the meat-eaters will likely love them too!

Grilled shrimp on a plate

Garlic Butter Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Tender shrimp brushed with garlic butter and grilled to perfection? Yes please! Large shrimp are soaked in a lemon and Old Bay seasoning marinade then threaded onto skewers and grilled until tender and perfect. 

Three kabobs with sliced eggplant, zucchini, and yellow squash on a grill

Grilled Ratatouille Kebabs

For a fuss-free ratatouille, try threading your ingredients onto a skewer! With zucchini, yellow squash, and eggplant grilled to perfection and then served with a savory tomato sauce, these veggie kabobs are colorful, delicious, and fun to make.

Grilled shrimp and pineapple skewers on a metal tray garnished with lime and sliced green onions.
Photo credit: Fannetastic Food

Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

With sweet caramelized pineapple and charred shrimp, this is one of those sweet-and-savory skewer recipes that people find irresistible! These kabobs are especially good served over coconut quinoa, a twist on coconut rice. 

Grilled skewered chicken with appetizing char marks served on a white plate.
Photo credit: My Life Cookbook

Orange Ginger Pork Kebab

Ginger and garlic join up with citrus to flavor these delicious pork kabobs. They can be marinated up to 6 hours ahead of time, perfect for meal-prepping your kabob recipe.

Grilled Gyros Kebabs on a silver camping plate.

Grilled Gyro Kabobs

Tender marinated lamb kebabs join up with grilled halloumi cheese, warm pitas, and cherry tomatoes for Greek gyros made kebab-style! The lemony yogurt sauce is a must.

Grilled chicken and vegetable skewers with tzatziki sauce on a plate

Grilled Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki

With fresh and cool Tzatziki sauce, this is one of those skewer recipes that’s made for long, hot summer days! Chicken is marinated in a simple lemon-oregano mix, then threaded onto skewers along with zucchini and red onion for Greek-style kabobs on the grill. Serve with a generous dollop of creamy Tzatziki to complete the scene!

Two plates of savory skewers with meat, vegetables, and pineapple served over a bed of rice, accompanied by a side of dipping sauce.
Photo credit: Kitchen Treaty

Hawaiian Teriyaki Shish Kabobs Two Ways

This flexible recipe can be made for vegetarians, meat-eaters, or both! Teriyaki marinade flavors Field Roast vegetarian sausage for the vegetarians and petite sirloin and/or chicken sausage for the carnivores. Thread onto kabobs with mushrooms, bell peppers, sweet onion, and fresh pineapple then grill until perfect.

Grilled shrimp skewers with herb seasoning cooking over a charcoal grill.
Photo credit: Fannetastic Food

Grilled Chimichurri Shrimp Skewers

Fresh herbal chimichurri sauce flavors shrimp in these simple skewers. Make the chimichurri ahead of time for an even easier kabob recipe!

Colorful salmon and vegetable skewers ready for grilling, seasoned with herbs and spices, accompanied by lemon slices.
Photo credit: The View From Great Island

Rainbow Salmon Skewers

With gorgeous colors and delicious flavors, these fish kabobs are excellent whether cooked on the grill or in the oven. Red onion, bell pepper, and salmon are threaded onto skewers, brushed with olive oil, and seasoned simply with salt and pepper. Cook, squeeze lemon over the top, and serve!

Juicy grilled chicken skewers garnished with fresh herbs and lime wedges on a white plate.
Photo credit: Certified Pastry Aficionado

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Skewers

With a zesty lime and cilantro marinade, these kabobs on the grill are tender, juicy, and charred to perfection. Serve with a crisp salad or over rice.

Grilled beef and vegetable skewers with pineapple chunks served next to a bowl of white rice, sprinkled with sesame seeds on a rustic metal surface.
Photo credit: Butter Your Biscuit

Spicy Teriyaki Beef Kabobs

This juicy marinated steak kabobs recipe is loaded with veggies and spicy teriyaki flavor! They have juicy pineapple, too, to complete the teriyaki theme. Marinate the steak pieces overnight for the best flavor.

A platter of succulent grilled kebabs served with sides of naan bread, rice, and dipping sauce, ready for a flavorful feast.
Photo Credit: Jonathan Melendez

Grilled Chicken Makhani Skewers

Inspired by the flavors of Indian butter chicken, these grilled kabobs are tender, juicy, and deeply spiced. Serve with naan and rice for a full meal.

A plate of succulent grilled skewers with vegetables and a side salad, ready for a flavorful meal.
Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen

Grilled Apricot Lamb Kebabs

With lamb marinated in a yogurt lemon sauce and threaded onto skewers with red onions and plump rehydrated apricots, these smoky kabobs bring all the flavors! Serve with a simple green salad for a seasonal spring meal.

Grilled skewered meats garnished with fresh herbs and lime wedges, served with a creamy dipping sauce.
Photo credit: Chelsea Joy Eats

Sunbutter Pork Satay Skewers

WIth nut-free SunButter sauce, these kabobs are allergy-friendly and delicious! Pork tenderloin, marinated in a savory and spicy sauce, then grilled or broiled to charred, flavor-filled perfection. Yum!

Grilled chicken skewers served with a side of peanut sauce, garnished with lime wedges and chopped peanuts on a stylish platter.
Photo credit: Spoon Fork Bacon

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

With a wonderful peanut-turmeric marinade and dipping sauce, these tender chicken skewers are drenched with flavor! Serve with steamed rice and cucumber salad for a cool counterpoint.

Colorful vegetable skewers with corn, zucchini, peppers, onions, and mushrooms, served with a side of green sauce in a white baking dish, ready for grilling or serving.
Photo credit: The Wooden Skillet

Grilled Veggie Kabobs + Creamy Chimichurri

These grilled kabobs feature a rainbow of veggies! With yellow corn, orange bell pepper, green zucchini, and purple onion, they’ll have everyone wanting to eat their veggies. Even better, they’re served up with an herb-forward creamy chimichurri sauce. So tasty!

A colorful platter of grilled vegetable and chicken skewers, garnished with lime wedges and fresh herbs, ready for a summer barbecue.
Photo credit: Little Sunny Kitchen

Fajita Chicken Kabobs

Tender chicken is seasoned with fajita spices and grilled until juicy and perfect. Serve these up with guacamole and sour cream on the side for the full Tex-Mex treatment.

Three juicy grilled chicken skewers served with cilantro-lime rice and lime wedges on a white plate, ready to delight the taste buds.
Photo credit: Recipe Tin Eats

Honey Sriracha Chicken Skewers

With a sticky-sweet glaze, these chicken kabobs are so juicy and full of flavor! This one’s a nice and simple kabobs recipe, with only 5 ingredients and just 20 minutes of marinating time needed.

Grilled skewers with a delicious mix of sausages, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms, perfect for a flavorful and colorful barbecue feast.
Photo credit: Girl Carnivore

Smoked Sausage Kabobs

With smoky sausage, sweet bell peppers, and onion, these sausage kabobs are sure to be a hit! The honey BBQ sauce finish takes them over the top.

Grilled chicken skewers served on a modern slate tray with creamy sauce on the side and a fresh pasta salad in the background, ready for a delightful meal.
Photo credit: Camp Grill Eat

Grilled Bang Bang Chicken Skewers

Mayo plus sweet chili sauce, spicy Sriracha, and tangy rice wine vinegar mix together to create a creamy marinade for these full-flavored kabobs. Make the sauce up to 5 days ahead of time for super easy prep!

Grilled beef and vegetable skewers garnished with fresh herbs on a white platter.
Photo credit: Simple Joy

Fajita Steak Kabobs

Fajitas + steak + skewers! This mash-up is a delicious one, with juicy fajita-seasoned beef and veggies. Top them with cilantro and sour cream, and you can even serve these kabobs with soft tortillas if you like!

Grilled chicken skewers garnished with sesame seeds and chopped herbs, served with a lime wedge and dipping sauce on the side.
Photo credit: How Sweet Eats

Sweet Thai Chili Salmon Skewers

Nutritious salmon joins up with Thai flavors for these sweet-and-spicy kabobs. Finished with toasted sesame oil, cilantro, sesame seeds, and a squeeze of lime, these salmon kabobs are a winner!

Grilled vegetable and halloumi cheese skewers served with a side of herb sauce.
Photo credit: How Sweet Eats

Grilled Vegetable Skewers with Halloumi

With salty halloumi cheese and an array of tender veggies, these skewers are hearty and tasty. Served with a garlicky pistachio pesto, these grilled kabobs are so good!

Grilled chicken and vegetable skewers with charred lemon and fresh herbs on parchment paper, ready for a flavorful summer feast.
Photo credit: How Sweet Eats

Grilled Chicken, Tomato, and Artichoke Skewers

Chicken is marinated in a honey-mustard mix, then added to skewers with cherry tomatoes and artichoke hearts in these colorful and delicious kabobs. Serve with creamy goat cheese dip to seal the deal.

Grilled pineapple and tofu skewers seasoned with herbs on a rustic metal surface, showcasing a delicious vegan bbq option.
Photo credit: Ambitious Kitchen

Vegan Turmeric Pineapple Tofu Kabobs

These golden kabobs are made with marinated tofu and juicy pineapple for a simple grilled kabob that is charred and perfect. This one with its plant-based protein is especially great for vegans and vegetarians!

Grilled chicken and peach skewers garnished with fresh cilantro served on an oval white plate, showcasing a delightful blend of savory and sweet flavors.
Photo credit: Feasting at Home

Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Peach Skewers

With jerk seasoning including garlic, ginger, hot peppers, thyme, cinnamon, and more, these Jamaican-themed kabobs are as unique as they are tasty! The chicken, red onion, and juicy peaches are an amazing combination with the delicious spices!

Colorful, grilled vegetable and tofu skewers garnished with fresh herbs and crispy chips, served on a white platter.
Photo credit: Feasting at Home

Grilled Veggie Kabobs with Harissa Yogurt

Customize the protein in these flavor-filled kabobs–make some skewers with tofu or tempeh, and some with chicken–and everyone’s happy! Grilled with veggies and drizzled with a spicy harissa yogurt sauce, these kabobs are simple yet satisfying!

Grilled skewers of succulent chicken and vegetables served over a bed of fluffy rice, garnished with fresh cilantro and accompanied by a tangy dipping sauce and lime wedges, presented on a rustic ceramic plate.
Photo credit: Carlsbad Cravings

Al Pastor Kabobs

Smoky guajillo chilies pureed with pineapple and orange juice, garlic, onion, and seasonings make a spicy sauce that’s so good on kabobs! The marinated pork tenderloin is threaded onto skewers with crisp bell peppers, juicy pineapple, and onion. Serve with rice and fruit salad for a well-rounded meal!

Grilled vegetable skewers with zucchini, red bell peppers, and onions, served with a side of fresh green herb sauce and lime wedges on a white plate, ready to be enjoyed as a healthy and colorful meal.
Photo credit: Dinner at the Zoo

Mojo Fish Kabobs

These kabobs with fish, pineapple, and peppers are fresh and vibrant! The herby citrus marinade takes it over the top; be sure to save some for delicious dipping!

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  1. Last year I made some tempeh kebabs from your website twice, loved them! And now it’s camping season again, and I can’t find the recipe. Did you retire the recipe?

  2. Hello!
    Wow! These recipes all look terrific, now the trouble is which to try first? This may be the summer of kebabs!
    Two questions, would you recommend putting meat only on skewers and vegetables only on skewers? You mentioned putting like items together. Also, do you marinate or oil vegetables when prepping them? Thanks for your help!

    1. We recommend putting meats and vegetables on their own skewers. You don’t want to have to overcook the veggies just to ensure your meat is properly cooked. For veggies, we typically just brush them up with a little olive oil and dust them with some salt.

      1. Terrific, thank you so much for the advice. I look forward to some adventures meals on sticks quite soon!

  3. Thank you! the place where I live is now very cold we shall use these grill inside our home.

  4. Ashlee Owens says:

    Planning a solo camping trip soon for my birthday and so glad I came across these!!! Thank you!!

  5. I have been a long time camper cooker but your organizing and putting things so simple has been a good addition to our camping trips. We head out for Colorado the end of this week and we are now better organized. Thanks and Happy Camping to you.