Beef Kabobs with Corn and Orzo Salad


No side dishes required in this all-in-one main-dish salad. Protein, veggies, and grains are all accounted for.

Beef Kabobs with Corn and Orzo Salad
Photo: Carson Downing
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 4 teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • 1 ½ pound boneless beef sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • cup dried orzo pasta

  • 2 cup fresh corn kernels

  • 1 medium bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • cup grape tomatoes, halved

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 2 tablespoon Fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • Lime wedges


  1. In a resealable plastic bag combine chili powder, garlic salt, cumin, and oregano. Add meat pieces, a few at a time; shake to coat. Thread meat onto skewers*, leaving a 1/4 inch between each piece.

  2. Grill meat skewers, covered, over medium heat 8 to 12 minutes or until meat is slightly pink in center, turning skewers once or twice during grilling.

  3. Meanwhile, cook orzo according to package directions, adding corn the last minute of cooking. Drain in a colander. Rinse; drain again. In a large bowl combine orzo mixture, bell pepper, onion, and tomatoes.

  4. For dressing: In a screw-top jar combine lime zest and juice, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, the cilantro, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Cover and shake well. Pour dressing over orzo mixture; toss to coat. To serve, arrange Corn and Orzo Salad on a large platter. Top with meat skewers and, if desired, additional cilantro. Serve with lime wedges. Serves 6.


If using wooden skewers, soak in water 30 minutes before building kabobs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

305 Calories
11g Fat
31g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 305
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 431mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 47.8mg 239%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 3.7mg 21%
Potassium 703mg 15%
Folate, total 85.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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