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Garlic & Lemon Salmon Kabobs

Easy Garlic & Lemon Salmon Kabobs (video)

  • Total Time: 30 minutes


These tender and flavorful salmon kebabs are perfect for spring and summer, and can be made in the oven or on the grill. Served with a creamy yogurt dipping sauce, they are sure to become a family favorite.



2 lbs wild-caught salmon fillet

1/4 cup olive oil or avocado oil

1/4 cup lemon juice (from 2 large lemons)

Zest of 2 large lemons

6 garlic cloves, pressed or grated

1.5 tbsp pure maple syrup or honey

1.5 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp fresh thyme

2 tbsp fresh dill or tarragon

2 tsp sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 large lemons, thinly sliced for skewering

Bamboo skewers, pre-soaked

For the yogurt dipping sauce:

1 cup plain yogurt

34 garlic cloves, pressed or grated

Zest of 1 large lemon

1 tbsp fresh dill

Fresh chives, chopped

Salt and black pepper, to taste

A drizzle of olive oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine olive oil or avocado oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, maple syrup or honey, Dijon mustard, fresh thyme, fresh dill or tarragon, sea salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create the marinade.
  2. Remove the skin from the salmon fillet, cut into large cubes, and place into the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 425°F, switching to the broil setting and arranging the oven rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a wire rack on top.
  4. Thread marinated salmon cubes onto soaked bamboo skewers, alternating with thinly sliced lemon wedges.
  5. Brush any leftover marinade onto the salmon skewers and broil on high for 5-7 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 135-140°F.
  6. For the yogurt dipping sauce, mix plain yogurt, garlic, lemon zest, fresh dill, chives, salt, black pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil in a bowl.
  7. Serve salmon kebabs with the yogurt dipping sauce and your choice of side dish.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Broil or Grill
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


  • Serving Size: 4 servings
  • Calories: 450
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 700mg
  • Fat: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 23g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 40g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg

Keywords: Lemon Garlic Salmon Kebabs