Grilled Salmon Kebabs with Dill Yogurt Sauce

Grilled Salmon Kebabs with Dill Yogurt SauceSweet summer, do not leave us yet…. Last Saturday was one of those perfect summer days, you know when the sun is shining and the air is warm but not too hot and the breeze from the ocean is gently tickling your face and you just wish you could stop time for a little while. A day like this will be wistfully remembered in the middle of winter. Does anything say summer more than beaches, pools, brightly painted toenails, bikinis, straw hats, seafood and BBQs? How about Grilled Salmon Kebabs with Dill Yogurt Sauce and a delightful Sauvignon Blanc to sip on by a pool near the beach!

It was a lovely warm summer day and we wanted to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible so we had a little fun swimming in the pool and splashing around. The beaches get quite crowded here on weekends when it is nice out so we opted for poolside fun instead and a healthy, yet very easy to prepare, dinner.

Salmon Kebabs  Yogurt SauceWe are always looking for healthy and simple recipes and as you may know we have just returned from our European trip (we will post more soon about what we did and what we ate there….). The memory of superbly prepared Norwegian salmon with tender greens still remains in our minds from our time spent in Norway and we just had to recall the experience by making salmon at home.

Salmon Kebabs IngredientsRaw Salmon Food SplashThe vibrant vegetables and fresh salmon make this is an oh so good for you summer meal. Grilling fish kebabs can be tricky but if you generously oil your BBQ’s grill and heat it up high, then turn a little lower so the flames do not touch and char the fish and as Corina says: lets not dissolve the potency of the Omega-3. Salmon is an amazing food, it contains Omega-3 fatty acids that according to the Mayo Clinic are good for your heart. They are also said to reduce unhealthy fats, lower the risk of Alzheimer’s and calm mood disorders. Just make sure the salmon you get is not contaminated and is preferably organic or wild-caught. These healthy low-carb gluten-free salmon skewers will keep you beach ready.

Dill Yogurt SauceFor an ultra delicious glamorous bite, we dipped the gluten-free Grilled Salmon Kebabs into our homemade yogurt dill sauce with an abundance of fresh fragrant dill, which we could have eaten with a spoon by itself. It was that good! This tangy creamy sauce is also wonderful as a dip for fresh or grilled veggies or you can put on grilled chicken, lamb or even drizzle it on a burger.

Onion Garlic Mustard HoneyPool Fun JumpWhat Corina says about this Salmon Kebab recipe:
These Salmon Kebabs are so easy to make you will have time to jump up and down with joy or just relax and put your feet up! I did! You simply layer squares of the fish with thin slices of lemon, squares of red bell pepper, zucchini and red onion on skewers. We used metal skewers that can be reused, but if you have wooden ones you can soak the wood in water so it doesn’t burn. If you don’t have one of the veggies at hand don’t worry, this is a casual kebab and no one is counting how many pieces of peppers or fish you put on it…well perhaps Judit might if you short her by one.

Pepper Zucchini Pool FeetSalmon Skewers BBQWhat Judit says about this Salmon Kebab recipe:
Oh yes, don’t covet my kebabs. I’m counting them! These scrumptious little skewers would be ideal for a very temptingly inviting morsel for a casual date night. You could easily prepare it ahead and show off your grilling skills at dinnertime. Who could resist a woman or man who serves you tender juicy pieces of fish with slightly crisp bell peppers and melt in your mouth zucchini bites smothered with delicate dill yogurt sauce? Hmmm tough question I know…. By the way I love to have leftovers since it makes a super lunch for the next day.

Salmon Kebabs MArgerum Sauvignon BlancSalmon Kebobs recipeThe perfect glamorous pairing: We had a Margerum Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Santa Barbara County with notes of honey and citrus. You can enjoy the salmon skewers with any fuller bodied Sauvinon Blan or even a Chardonnay, but the sweetness of the Margerum Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc paired happily with this dish, especially for a date night.

You can serve these Grilled Salmon Kebabs with:
Tomato Basil Orzo Salad
Pea Tendril Salad
Cherry Tomatoes and Broccoli Couscous Salad

Grilled Salmon Kebabs

Grilled Salmon Kabobs with Dill Yogurt Sauce

Serving Size: 4

Grilled Salmon Kabobs with Dill Yogurt Sauce

by Judit + Corina

Ingredients

    MARINADE
  • 3 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Herb Mix of Oregano and Basil
  • Pinch of crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper
  • SALMON KEBABS
  • 2 Lb Fresh Salmon Filet - cut into 1 inch cubes (preferably organic)
  • 1 Zucchini - sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper - chop into 1inch cubes
  • 1/2 Red Onion - peel and the slices cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 Lemons - seed it, thinly sliced
  • SAUCE
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt - or any plain yogurt
  • 2 garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tsp Raw Honey
  • Fresh Dill

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix together olive oil, honey, lemons, dried herbs, crushed pepper flakes and salt and pepper. Set aside
  2. Slide alternately salmon cubes and vegetables on the skewers. Lay the prepared kebabs on parchment paper lined baking tray and brush all sides with the marinade. Let the spices infuse at least 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare BBQ for medium heat.
  4. Grill for about 6 to 8 minutes or until fish becomes opaque. Start with 3 minutes on one side and gently turn over using stainless steel tongs (not plastic, because it can melt).
http://glamorousbite.com/recipes/grilled-salmon-kebabs-dill-yogurt-sauce/

Grilled Salmon Kebabs Nutrition Facts: Servings 6, Serving size 1 Kebab: Calories 366 • Fat 19.4 g • Cholesterol 107 mg • Sodium 88 mg • Potassium 1103 mg • Carbs 7.6 g • Fiber 1.4 g • Sugars 5.6 g • Protein 39.2 g

Dill Yogurt Sauce Nutrition Facts: Servings 6, Serving size 1: Calories 45 • Fat 1.8 g • Cholesterol 5 mg • Sodium 34 mg • Potassium 4 mg • Carbs 3.2 g • Fiber 0 g • Sugars 3 g • Protein 3.4 g

Kitchen Tip:
We used 6 metal skewers, but you can use 12 bamboo skewers just make sure you soak them in water for at least 1 hour.

Salmo Kebabs Leftover

Judit Corina

Comments

    • says

      Hello Consuelo! It was a wonderful meal, the salmon on the grill turned out real juicy and tender. We had a fabulous trip and can’t wait to share some photos soon :)
      XX
      J+C

  1. says

    Oh how I wish I lived near the beach! There is nothing like an ocean breeze. Lovely pictures as always. Salmon is my favorite fish to cook but I never think to make salmon kabobs. Will have to make them next time. They look divine!

    • says

      Thank you Christin! Oh we do love the ocean breeze, specially on a hot sunny day, when the salty air makes you crave fresh seafood. Salmon is such a versatile fish and fairly easy to grill. Because the fish pieces are small it is better to watch closely so not to over cook them :)
      J+C

  2. says

    I’m so jealous that you’re near the beach AND you’ve got these beautiful salmon kabobs, too. Salmon is my favorite fish, yet I’ve never tried skewering it. I love this all the way from the marinade down to the dill sauce. Delicious!

    • says

      Thank you Marcie, the salmon turned out delicious and so juicy on the BBQ. Grilling salmon on a skewer with vegetables bring this delectable fish to whole new level. The tangy dill sauce is truly divine drizzled over roasted veggies or even potatoes.
      J+C

  3. James says

    Your salmon kebabs with the yogurt sauce look awesome! I like how the kebabs are layered with salmon and vegetables and that is a healthy and easy to make recipe. The day looks like it was a lot of fun too and I like the jumping by the pool photo!

  4. says

    Lovely kebabs. Very colourful. Not for me though, grilling in the open – not in our horrendous tropical heat. At best, I’d just use the oven.

    We do use a lot of wine in our Asian cooking but mostly our traditional wines. Those that you would use, we’d save for special occasions – they’re very expensive here.

    Nice blog. Will browse through slowly, and see if I can try any. Everything looks so good I wish I could try them all. Mac & Cheese with Chardonnay – that sounds awesome!

    • says

      Thank you Suituapui for visiting us and we are glad that you like the Mac & Cheese! Hope you will have some days with cooler weather soon so that you can try this recipe on the grill. Maybe you can try it under the broiler for now, just make sure that you turn them carefully. By us good wines have become more expensive too in the last few years and it is ok to cook with a more modest priced wine instead and save the good ones to drink. Cheers!
      J+C

  5. Karen G. says

    Can I join you for dinner? I am a huge fan of seafood and these Grilled Salmon Kebobs hit the spot, especially when dipped in that creamy dill yogurt sauce. What a perfect meal for a lovely summer day!

    • says

      It would be fun to have you over for dinner in the garden on a warm evening! We really enjoyed these Salmon Kebabs too and have been trying salmon in a variety of ways this summer. The Dill Yogurt sauce also makes a perfect dip for fresh vegetables. What would your favorite wine be with these Salmon Kebabs? J+C

  6. says

    That’s such a brilliantly creative use for salmon. A nice change from beef and chicken kebabs too. Love the vibrant, cheerful photos in your posts, and the breezy, enthusiastic, informative writing! :)

    • says

      Hello Eat Drink KL, we are glad you enjoyed the recipe and the photos! We often make salmon in the broiler, but thought since it was so nice and warm outside to grill these kebabs. The little hint of smokiness from the grill was just divine with the creamy Dill Yogurt Sauce.
      J+C

    • says

      Thank you Lindsey and you can make them in the broiler as well! With grilling the trick is to make sure the grill is hot enough before placing the salmon kebabs on it. J+C

  7. says

    I like to grill kebabs, and sometimes do fish ones. But I don’t think I’ve ever used salmon! Weird, because now that I think about it, salmon is perfect for kebabs. Great recipe — thanks.

    • says

      Thanks John, the salmon is just a nice subtle fish that does not get overpowered so easily either by the onions. If you do make the grilled Salmon Kebabs let us know how they turn out. J+C

  8. says

    I know what you mean about perfect summer days, when it is wonderful to be alive. These kebabs are terrific for such balmy weather. Alas we are still in winter here – I can’t wait for the sun to come back.

    • says

      Hope the sunshine will arrive soon for you Cakelaw! You could even make these Salmon Kebabs in winter under a broiler so you don’t have to be standing outside in the cold with the BBQ. J+C

  9. says

    They sure do look delicious, I never thought of putting them on skewers, very clever indeed. It looks like you’re really enjoying summer, it’s gotten a bit chillier here in Toronto, too chilly for swimming for me but the kids still go in.

    • says

      Hello Eva Taylor, we did have a wonderful summer albeit some of the mornings were very foggy and evenings cooler, the afternoons have been extremely warm and sunny. Toronto looks beautiful and it must be nice to have the change of seasons. J+C

  10. Evan says

    Kebabs are the best! I can have them any season and in any order. I can’t wait to try your salmon kebabs with the dill yogurt sauce, it sounds really interesting and looks fantastic. I would jump around the pool too if I got to eat those kebabs after!

  11. says

    I just love how colourful these kebabs are. Salmon is truly one of my favourite foods and I believe I could eat something like this every single day of my life. Shame hubby is such a meat lover! :-(
    P.S. I love your little moving picture of you jumping into the pool!

  12. Grant R. says

    Double yum! Salmon and zucchini on the BBQ are delicious for lunch or dinner and the setting is perfect. Looks like a fun time.

  13. Bernice says

    The dill yogurt sauce sounds so good I am running out to get the ingredients right now! The salmon kebabs are on my list too for my favorite grilled summer meals to eat. Your photos are simply stunning, glamorous and very inviting.

  14. says

    Wow!! I love how beautifully healthy and fresh these are!! They look so amazing! …and the photography is sublime! Love it! :) Great recipe… I LOVE salmon!! YUM!

  15. Gourmet Mom says

    These Salmon Kebobs are very enticing! I want to make them this holiday weekend and the Dill Yogurt Sauce is the ideal dip for the kebobs.

  16. says

    Reading your recipe I realize that I have not had a fish kabob in years—not since I ate them constantly in Greece. I love kabobs. Because I didn’t experience them in the youth or early adulthood, I think of them still as ‘special’, which of course the are. But my ‘special’ is a bit over blown I suspect. I am a salmon nut and living in the Pacific NW I can indulge that fairly easy. Great recipe.

  17. says

    I love your gif! (and these kabobs) There’s something about Scandinavians and their knack for making fish of all kind absolutely delicious. Salmon + dill is top.

    Cheers!

  18. Edith says

    This Salmon Kebab will be on my list for grilling as a main dish or even as a side dish next to other grilled meats. I love the colors of the vegetables and salmon and the Dill Yogurt sauce must taste divine.

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