Our Best Healthy Kabob Recipes

Heat up the grill for a simple backyard pleasure. These meat-, veggie-, and fruit-skewered kabobs will help you welcome the season in healthy fashion.

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Asian Beef Kabobs
Asian Beef Kabobs

    Beef cubes, thick slices of corn on the cob, and peppers sizzle on the skewer in these Asian-marinated kabobs.

    Tip: If using wooden skewers, soak them in water at least 30 minutes before using. It also is helpful to pierce the corn first with a metal skewer or a paring knife before threading it onto a wooden skewer.

Mushroom Plum Chicken Skewers

    Juicy chicken breasts, button mushrooms, and firm, ripe plums or peaches make this a light and tasty summer treat. With just 244 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving, they can be savored without hesitation.

Caribbean Tofu Skewers

    This vegetarian kabob features extra-firm tofu, fresh pineapple, and Jamaican jerk seasoning for a tangy take on a backyard standard.

    Tip: Cut ingredients to approximately the same size. When all ingredients are similar in size, they finish cooking at the same time.

Turkey Kabobs with Orange-Mustard Glaze

    Skewer turkey breast tenderloin, yellow summer squash, and cherry tomatoes to make this less-than-200-calorie grilled summer kabob.

Grilled Salmon Skewers with Melon Salsa

    Six minutes on the grill is all it takes to cook an omega-3-rich salmon dinner, complete with a honeydew, lime, and sweet pepper marinade.

    Tip: To make threading salmon on skewers easier, leave the skin on and use the freshest possible fish.

Ginger Shrimp Skewers

    Cayenne pepper and orange peel are two of the divine flavors in this light summer kabob. Add snappy pea pods to your skewer to get a mix of textures with each bite.

    Tip: To save time, check your supermarket or local fish market to see if it carries peeled and deveined cooked shrimp.

Asian-Style Turkey Kabob

    A tangy marinade whipped up with white wine, orange juice, soy sauce, and spices adds oomph to inexpensive slices of turkey in this zingy Asian-inspired kabob.

Thai-Spiced Scallop Kabob

    You won't believe a dish this healthy is packed with so much flavor until you take your first spicy bite. Sea scallops measure about 1-1/2 inches in diameter and will take in all the flavor of the vegetables you grill with them.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Peanut Dip

    A quick roast over a fiery grill and these kabobs transport you to the Far East with their spicy mix of ginger, cardamom, coriander, cumin, turmeric, and red pepper.

    Tip: If you're using foods that tend to spin on a single skewer, such as shrimp, use two skewers. Space skewers about 1/4 inch apart and thread food on both skewers so the food can be easily flipped for even doneness.

Cool Antipasto Kabobs

    No need for a grill with this one--choose from a variety of fresh vegetables and reduced-fat cheeses for these colorful kabobs that you can make ahead and marinate for 24 hours.

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