12 Healthy Kabob Recipes to Spice Up Your Next Cookout

Lemon-Sage Pork Chops on a Stick

Heat up the grill! These meat, veggie, and fruit kabobs will make any backyard barbecue stand out. And remember to whip up the delectable marinades, seasonings, and sauces included in these kabob recipes. Browse our recipes for chicken kabobs, shrimp kabobs, beef kabobs, and more to find the right recipe for your cookout.

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Grilled Pork Skewers with Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

Grilled Pork Skewers with Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

When you're learning how to make kabobs, pork kabobs should be at the top of your to-try list. These pork skewers are doubly flavorful thanks to a garlic-chili rub at the start and extra-rich blueberry-jalapeño sauce brushed on halfway through grilling (to avoid burning). Serve with fresh blueberry-corn salad, and you'll want summer cookouts to go on forever!

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Salmon Kabobs with Cucumber-Feta Salsa

Salmon Kabobs with Cucumber Salsa

Wait, you haven’t been serving your salmon with lemon? Get on board! Marinate salmon in white balsamic vinaigrette, then grill with lemon slices and serve with cucumber salad for a full meal filled with healthy fats. Not your average seafood kabobs, this recipe could give any burger or barbecue chicken a run for its money.

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Dark Chocolate Fondue with Fruit Kabobs

Dark Chocolate Fondue with Fruit Kabobs

Dessert kabobs? Why not! Skewer strawberry halves, pineapple, apple, kiwi chunks, and raspberries, and then serve with a dark chocolate fondue sauce. Don't worry—even though they're dipped in dark chocolate, these yummy fruit kabobs are a healthy choice.

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Dill Steak and Potato Kabobs

Dill Steak and Potato Kabobs

If you thought kabob sticks and steak weren't made for each other, think again. Upgrade your go-to steak-and-potato Sunday dinner by serving it on a stick, with a healthy spinach salad on the side. A dill-pepper seasoning kicks everything up a notch.

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Fontina-Stuffed Meatball Kabobs

Fontina-Stuffed Meatball Kabobs

Beef kabobs or Italian feast? Why choose when you can have both at the same time? This Italian-style beef, pork, and cheese kabob recipe is so versatile it can be served as either an appetizer or a main dish. Artichokes, mushrooms, and fresh grape tomatoes help this dish make the cut for our healthy kabob recipes.

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Shrimp Boil on a Stick

Shrimp Boil on a Stick

That East Coast-style shrimp boil will taste even better grilled on a skewer—we promise! Everything you'd expect from a classic shrimp boil is here: jumbo shrimp, fresh sweet corn, new potatoes, and andouille sausage, all brushed with olive oil and Old Bay seasoning. Serve with thyme-lemon butter for a dinner that will make you feel like you're steps from the beach (no matter where you're digging in).

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Spicy Melon Skewers

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These zingy marinated fruit kabobs make a light and fresh appetizer for a summer party or a fun side dish at a cookout. Season the trio of cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon with a spicy chile syrup to give each bite some kick.

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Chile-Lime Grilled Tiger Shrimp with Avocado Cocktail Sauce

Chile-Lime Grilled Tiger Shrimp with Avocado Cocktail Sauce

Shrimp kabobs are always at their best when you have a zesty, tasty sauce to serve them with. This avocado cocktail sauce (made with canned tomatoes, cilantro, lime, and horseradish) would also be delicious on grilled chicken or salmon. If you're having a massive grill-out, use it to season a few different dishes.

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Grilled BLT Skewers

Grilled BLT Skewers

Here at BHG, we can’t get enough of the BLT. In fact, we love it so much that we added it to our kabob repertoire. Who says it has to be served sandwich-style? You don't even have to skip the bread—just thread ciabatta cubes on kabob sticks alongside bacon, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and romaine lettuce.

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Smoky Slider Skewers

Smokey Slider Skewers

Not all burgers need buns. Skewer your sliders and serve with toasted corn tortillas for a south-of-the-border dinner. This recipe gives a whole new meaning to "beef kabobs" and we can't get enough of it!

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Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

Shrimp and pineapple are a summer dinner dream. Serve with cilantro rice and a soy sauce-marmalade mixture on the side. When you grill pineapple, it becomes extra juicy, and the smoky flavor pairs great with its sweetness.

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Mini Souvlaki Skewers with Fennel-Yogurt Dip

Mini Souvlaki Skewers with Fennel-Yogurt Dip

Pork loin chops are practically MADE to be kabobs. Skewer grilled chops with grape tomatoes and cucumber, then drizzle with creamy fennel-yogurt dip. It will bring a taste of Greek flavors to your cookout and make you feel like you're in the Mediterranean.

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