21 Kebob Recipes You Can Prep Ahead For Memorial Day So You Are Free To Party!

Kebobs, kabobs, or kebabs—no matter how you spell them, they’re a favorite for their versatility and quick cooking. Whether it’s meats, poultry, fish, veggies, or even dessert kebobs, the possibilities are endless. The key is in the preparation. Once you’ve prepped and threaded your ingredients onto skewers, they’re ready to cook! Explore these 21 kebob recipes perfect for the grill, indoors, and even a fruit kebob and an air-fryer recipe.

Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken Vegetable Kebobs

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These Lemon Herb Grilled Marinated Chicken Vegetable Kebobs are easy to assemble and cook and everyone seems to love them. Kebobs just look like summer to us! These Grilled Chicken Vegetable Kebobs are comprised of skinless, boneless chicken breasts, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes and zucchini all marinated in Garlic-Infused Olive Oil, lemon juice and fresh herbs. Get the recipe for Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken Vegetable Kebobs.

Swordfish & Bell Pepper Kebobs with Lemon Dill Marinade

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We love swordfish for its meaty texture – which also happens to make it quite suitable for skewering. These Swordfish and Bell Pepper Kebobs feature the fish alternating with sweet, bell pepper. The slightly sweet, crunchy vegetable contrasts beautifully with the fish, which will remain moist if you take care not to over cook. Get the recipe for Swordfish & Bell Pepper Kebobs with Lemon Dill Marinade.

Tart Cherry Glazed Ahi Tuna Kabobs over Spiralized Winter Salad

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These Ahi tuna kabobs are glazed with a Montmorency tart cherry balsamic reduction and served over a spiralized winter salad with cherry lime yogurt dressing. Get the recipe.

Smoky Grilled Lamb Kebabs with Apricots

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These smoky grilled lamb kebabs with dried apricots are a great way to enjoy American spring lamb. Special enough to serve for Easter, easy enough to grill up on a weeknight! Get the recipe.

Yogurt Indian Steak Kabobs

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These Indian steak kabobs are marinated in a fragrant collection of spices and diced onion Greek yogurt dip for a tender and incredibly flavorful steak and potato dinner. Get the recipe.

Pineapple Grilled Chicken Skewers

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Time to dust off those grills and get outdoors. Try these Pineapple Grilled Chicken Skewers for a healthy, gluten-free dish at your next cookout. The marinade has only 4 ingredients. Get the recipe for Pineapple Grilled Chicken Skewers.

Grilled Pepper and Chicken Kebabs

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These grilled pepper and chicken kebabs also have garlic, lemon and onion in the recipe. They’re really tasty and make a great dinner. I love making these tasty chicken skewers for dinner. They go with any side dish you want to make. The chicken needs to marinate first so give it anything up to 24 hours for the best flavour. This is a dish you can prepare a day ahead. If you don’t have time though, you can just marinate it for a couple of hours. These kebabs with chicken and vegetables make a great summer BBQ dinner. Read on for tips on how to grill chicken kebabs, too! Get the recipe for Grilled Pepper and Chicken Kebabs.

Grilled Scallop Skewers in Citrus Garlic Smoked Butter Sauce

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Perfect for any season or occasion, these grilled scallop skewers are elegant and delicious. The delicate scallops are flavoured with garlic, cilantro and orange for maximum taste and they’re served with a delectable citrus garlic smoked butter sauce. This is a great recipe for your pellet smoker or Traeger grill. You will love making these tasty BBQ seafood kebabs on the grill. Get the recipe for Grilled Scallop Skewers in Citrus Garlic Smoked Butter Sauce.

Chicken Sausage Skewers with Vegetables

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These Chicken Sausage Skewers with Vegetables are so easy to make and perfect for your next grilling night. The sausage is packed with flavor and grilling the vegetables gives them all those flavor enhancing grill marks. Get the recipe for Chicken Sausage Skewers with Vegetables.

Thai Spicy Basil Chicken Skewers with Cashew Sauce and Gremolata Topping

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Thai spicy basil chicken skewers make a tasty change from plain chicken ones. These Thai chicken skewers or kebabs as they’re also known are delicious. They go beautifully with a dairy free skewer marinade and cashew dipping sauce. This Thai street food classic also boasts a wonderful gremolata topping. They’re certainly very special! Get the recipe for Thai Spicy Basil Chicken Skewers with Cashew Sauce and Gremolata Topping.

Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs (Air Fryer Recipe)

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This easy recipe for Teriyaki chicken kabobs makes a great option for dinner tonight! Served on their own, or over rice, the whole family will enjoy this chicken dinner.

I love this recipe because you can prep it up to 3 days ahead of time. Simply store the meat and veggies separately, then pour on the marinade when you’re ready to start cooking! It’s a super easy meal that cooks up fast for busy weeknights. Get the recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs.

Vegetable Polenta Kebobs with Chimichurri Sauce

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Vegetable Polenta Kebobs with Chimichurri Sauce! Perfect for cookouts this summer! Served with herbed rice, this vegan and gluten-free dish is a must make. Get the recipe for Vegetable Polenta Kebobs with Chimichurri Sauce.

Tropical Tempeh Kebobs

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Grilled veggie kebobs with pineapple, mushrooms, peppers and tempeh! Slathered in a sweet and spicy pineapple-serrano sauce! Served with cilantro rice. Get the recipe for Tropical Tempeh Kebobs.

Pineapple Pork Kabobs 

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Yes. These clean eating pineapple pork kabobs taste as good as they look.

Tender pieces of pork drenched in cilantro and pineapple juice and grilled to perfection. Throw in some pineapple chunks and a few bell peppers and you’ve got one fantastic meal! Get the recipe for Pineapple Pork Kabobs.

Beef Shish Kabob

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Beef Shish Kabob, also known as shish kebab, is a keto-friendly, delicious, nutrient-packed meal of grilled meat and vegetables on skewers. Pair it with roasted veggies or a low carb salad for a nutritious family meal that tastes like you went to the kebab shop! Get the recipe for Beef Shish Kabob.

Easy Grilled Vegetable Kabobs

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Vegetable Kabobs are the easiest way to eat a rainbow of delicious veggies during summer. The perfect side dish for your weekend bbq or grill party. We show you 3 ways to make them, and 5 easy marinades that turn them even more delicious. Get the recipe for Easy Grilled Vegetable Kabobs.

Grilled Buffalo Tofu Skewers

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Experience buffalo tofu’s bold and spicy flavors combined with a crispy caramelized crust. The best way to do that is to pan-fry or grill marinated tofu on skewers. If you make this recipe, you will enjoy an easy but flavorful tofu dish. Get the recipe for Grilled Buffalo Tofu Skewers.

Lemon Herb Chicken Kabobs 

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This marinated lemon herb chicken kabob recipe is the perfect flavorful recipe for the oven or BBQ grill! It’s easy to make and bursting with fresh succulent flavors. Get the recipe for Lemon Herb Chicken Kabobs.

Cajun, Potato and Sausage Vegan Kebobs

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Made with fresh corn, vegan sausage and potatoes in a spicy Cajun sauce. Cajun vegan kebobs! This grill-friendly recipe is perfect for summer. A must for your new cookout! Get the recipe for Cajun, Potato and Sausage Vegan Kebobs.

Apple & Smoked Gouda Lunchbox Kebobs

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These apple and smoked gouda lunchbox kebobs are a super easy and nutritious option for packing those lunchboxes. Get the recipe for Apple & Smoked Gouda Lunchbox Kebobs.

Fruit Kabobs

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These fruit kabobs are the perfect grilled dessert or side dish this summer!

These fruit kabobs are an incredible addition or even ending to your meal. All those little caramelized bits of fruitiness are like little bits of heaven. Get the recipe for Fruit Kabobs.

Throw The Best Party Ever With These 18 Amazing Dips!

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We actually can’t remember the last time we were at a party without a dip! We are not ready to say that dips make the party, but they certainly are welcomed, and even expected. And why not? They are incredibly varied in taste – we even have hot dips and dessert dips – and they are easy to make. Simple to bring to parties, too. We have 18 fantastic dips for you, from the tried and true, like hummus and hot spinach artichoke, to a vivid pink beet dip, hot Pepperoni Pizza Dip, Lime Cheesecake Dip, and more!

READ: Throw The Best Party Ever With These 18 Amazing Dips!

Beyond Tomato Salsa: 23 Inspiring Ways Serve Corn Chips

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When it comes to corn chips, most people think of pairing them with tomato-based salsa. But these chips are actually incredibly versatile. From hearty soups to loaded nachos, Instant Pot nachos for a quick snack fix, and even offer a vegan cheese sauce that rivals the real thing. And salsas? Ours go way beyond tomato. Hope about pineapple, mango, peach and kiwi? And Salsa Verde, of course. Read on for inspiration. We’ve got 23 recipes and a link to an article of what to serve with your favorite corn chips. READ: Beyond Tomato Salsa: 23 Inspiring Ways Serve Corn Chips

20 Favorite Side Dishes To Pair With Burgers

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 Here are 20 of our favorite side dishes to pair with burgers, from oven-baked fries (2 kinds), green salads to hearty potato and pasta sides, even a quick stovetop mac and cheese. READ: 20 Favorite Side Dishes To Pair With Burgers

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  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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