Tantalizing Kabob Recipes For a Midsummer Grill-Out

Tantalizing Kabob Recipes For a Midsummer Grill-Out

3 summer kabob recipes

Nothing says ‘summer’ like a good, old-fashioned barbecue. 

Any grill-master knows having a great go-to kabob recipe is a must for those warm summer days. 

Luckily, you don’t have to go through the whole trial-and-error of testing out which flavor combos work best (though, that would make a pretty fun and flavorful way to spend an afternoon). We’ve taken the responsibility of scouring the world wide web for the best recipes out there. After careful consideration, we’ve found 3 irresistible kabob recipes to try out this summer! Get outside and enjoy the sunshine with delicious some food! 


rosemary and garlic steak kabobs Image by I am Baker

Rosemary & Garlic Steak Kabobs

These rosemary & garlic steak kabobs feature all things savory. Enjoy the tender chunks of marinated sirloin paired with roasted cherry tomatoes and hearty baby potatoes, topped with fragrant fresh rosemary. This recipe is the perfect addition to your summer grill-out! 

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 servings


rosemary and garlic steak kabobsImage by I am Baker


Steak Marinade

  • 14 ounces sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

Tomato Marinade

  • 2 cups whole grape tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary (stems removed), chopped


  • 1 1/2 pounds baby potatoes
  • 6 metal or wooden skewers


  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat and if using wooden skewers, place them in water to soak.

Steak Marinade

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, honey, mustard, and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the cubed steak and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes so the steak can marinate.

Tomato Marinade

  1. In another bowl, add the tomatoes, olive oil, and rosemary. Set aside.


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pan and add enough water to cover all of the potatoes by 1 inch. Bring the water to a boil and cook potatoes until they are barely fork-tender, about 8-10 minutes. Drain and set aside. 
  2. Grab a skewer and start with a potato, then add steak, then a tomato. Repeat two more times and end with a potato.
  3. Lightly oil the grill and set the kebabs over the heat. Grill for about 5 minutes on each side, or 10 minutes total.
  4. Let cool before serving and enjoy! 


balsamic glazed grilled veggie kabobsImage by The Kitchn 

Balsamic Glazed Grilled Veggie Kabobs

Summer means some of the best vegetables are ready for harvest! Why not take advantage of the opportunity and celebrate the bounty of the season with this delicately roasted kabob glazed with sweet and earthy balsamic vinegar? It encompasses all of the flavors of summer with an unforgettable aroma and may be your new favorite combo of fresh flavors! 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

balsamic glazed grilled veggie kabobsImage by The Kitchn


  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds mixed vegetables (i.e. eggplant, bell peppers, zucchini, red onion, tomatoes, etc), cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 16 skewers


  1. If using wooden skewers, place in water to soak. 
  2. In a small saucepan, combine vinegar, mustard, garlic, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and a few grinds of pepper and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. Prepare a grill for medium-high heat. Meanwhile, place the vegetables and oil in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper in a large bowl, and toss to combine. Thread the vegetables onto the skewers.
  4. Put the kebabs on the grill and cook undisturbed until grill marks appear on the vegetables, about 2 minutes. Using tongs, flip the skewers, and grill 2 minutes more.
  5. Brush the vegetables with the balsamic glaze. Reduce the heat to medium. Flip the skewers every minute or so, brushing the vegetables with the glaze each time you flip them. Grill until the vegetables are cooked through and lightly charred, 10 to 15 minutes total. Brush the vegetables once more with glaze before serving and enjoy!

chili-lime shrimp kabobsImage by Rock Recipes

Chili-Lime Shrimp Kabobs 

Add even more heat to your summer outing with this spicy take on traditional kabobs. Chili-lime are flavors that live in perfect harmony and when combined with the delicious umami of grilled shrimp creates the perfect summer dish! 

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings


chili-lime shrimp kabobs

Image by Rock Recipes


  • fresh pineapple chunks from 1 pineapple (you’ll have leftovers, but luckily they’re a delicious snack!)
  • 2 cups pepper chunks (red and green work best)
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 16 bamboo skewers


  • juice and finely grated zest of one lime
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 shallots, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoon crushed chili sauce (or more for more spice)


  1. Place skewers in water to soak. 
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the marinade ingredients and transfer to a large zip-loc bag along with the shrimp.
  3. Squeeze the air out of the bag and let the shrimp marinate for about 20 minutes before placing them on pre-soaked bamboo skewers along with the peppers and pineapple.
  4. Add the remaining marinade from the bag to a small pot along with honey.
  5. Simmer for a few minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high heat. 
  6. Once ready, place the kabobs on the grill for about 3 minutes per side or until the shrimp are fully cooked. Brush the glaze onto the kabobs while grilling. Serve and enjoy! 

Celebrate this summer with delicious food!

As we push through the year, holidays and seasons seem to come and go quickly. It’s already almost time for the 4th of July, which just so happens to be the perfect time to try these recipes! Don’t wait until it’s too late to find a reason to relax and enjoy life this year. Spend some time with people you enjoy and share some unforgettable food together! 

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