Looking for BBQ skewers recipes? Check out our kebab skewers that are great to add to a BBQ spread. From chicken skewers to Szechuan-spiced meat kebabs and vegetable skewers (including plenty of halloumi), we’ve got lots of ideas.
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Best BBQ skewers recipes
This skewer recipe has it all: spicy chicken, sweet caramelised pineapple and plenty of refreshing mint. The kebabs are great on their own as a starter, or with some rice or noodles as a main dish.
This is a stunning kebab recipe which also happens to be vegan, as the toum sauce is made without egg. It’s so worth making your own shawarma spice mix, so don’t skip that step! A great recipe to whip out of your back pocket for a BBQ.
Create your own mini Mediterranean spread with zesty oregano chicken skewers, creamy hummus and warm pittas.
These veggie skewers make for a simple but effective BBQ recipe. Aubergine gets coated in pomegranate molasses, cumin, cinnamon, aleppo pepper and sumac before hitting the grill. It’s paired with an onion, garlic, lemon and chilli salsa. Swap the yogurt for a plant-based version and you’ve got a great vegan BBQ dish.
Get these juicy lamb kebabs on the grill. Fragrant with coriander stalks, they pack a fair whack of chilli and are perfect served inside a soft naan with pickled red onion salad, sliced cucumber and raita.
These beef skewer kebabs are simple to make and cook fast on a BBQ. Rather than serve them in a wrap, make these a little different, plating them up on a slick of hummus – and then top the meat with a really zesty mix of red onion, sumac and parsley. Discover more of our best skewer recipes.
Take the classic Middle Eastern kebab to the next level with spiced, juicy chicken thighs wrapped up with masses of garlic sauce, chilli, salad, pickles and even chips. We have plenty more chicken thigh recipes to check out, too.
Delicious chunks of marinated tempeh work brilliantly with juicy pineapple in this easy vegan alternative to the traditional BBQ skewer.
These Turkish-style lamb kebabs are named after the city of Adana and flavoured with chilli and sumac. Make them to feed a crowd at your next BBQ.
Marinate bite-sized lamb pieces in zesty lemon, fiery chillies and fennel seeds, and serve with homemade flatbreads, dill and a creamy garlic yogurt for a quick spring dinner.
Looking for a BBQ skewer for vegetarians? Check out these super simple skewers with salty halloumi and sweet watermelon. Make these easy veggie skewers for your next BBQ with friends. Looking for more halloumi recipes? We have lots.
Midweek menu falling flat? Lift your appetite with these Moroccan-spiced tuna kebabs ready in 15 minutes, served with nourishing grains and punchy harissa yogurt.
Reflecting the food of Tehran’s hole-in-the-wall kabab houses, Berenjak restaurant’s convivial cooking is ideal to recreate at home. Try this chicken kebab as part of a mezze feast. Check out our restaurant review of Berenjak over here.
Check out these easy veggie skewers with courgettes soaked in a citrusy sweet marinade with a hint of chilli. Make these quick skewers as a simple veggie bbq side. We have plenty more ideas for BBQ side dishes, too.
A perfect quick healthy dinner idea for two, these chargrilled sirloin steak skewers with spicy smashed cucumbers are low calorie but high in protein.
Check out our steak recipes for more ideas.
Our recipe for chicken satay noodles is a really easy meal for two that’s ready in under an hour – perfect for cooking on the BBQ.
These pork belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce make easy but impressive canapés for summer eating.
Check out our honey glazed cocktail sausages with harissa. These quick and easy skewers are super simple to make and ready in just 30 minutes, a perfect side to your summer BBQ.
These sticky grilled padron peppers and chorizo skewers with honey drizzle make the perfect starter or finger food to serve with drinks over the summer months. What’s more, they’re super quick and easy to make.
Try these tender pork skewers with hot ancho chillis, and sweet and juicy pineapple. This punchy BBQ recipe is super easy to make and ready in 30 minutes.
Check out these easy chicken skewers with a punchy, zingy marinade. These chicken skewers are super simple to make and ready in no time, perfect BBQ food.
Wrap pork mince around lemongrass skewers before cooking for serving in lettuce leaf cups. Make an easy salad with finely chopped green beans to serve on top.
Try our quick lamb skewer recipe for the BBQ. Thread onto skewers, coat with a spicy chilli rub and pop on the grill. Serve with the carrot and coriander salad.
Make an easy marinade for BBQ vegetarian halloumi skewers. Add tomatoes and aubergine and grill on the barbecue. Piled on to crusty bread these will be a hit.
This Japanese glaze is ideal for grilled meat, poultry or fish skewers. It’s so easy to make – the mix of miso, sugar and mirin makes these healthy chicken skewers deliciously sticky. We have plenty more Japanese recipes for you to make.
Check out these fresh, punchy Vietnamese style kebabs packed with half pork half mushrooms. These mini kebabs are gluten free and make for a quick and easy midweek meal for four. Try our other Vietnamese recipes to make a full spread.
Dishoom has become synonymous with moreish Indian food designed to be eaten throughout the day. You’ll find no tikka masala here! Try traditional lamb boti kababs for dinner tonight. This recipe was created by Dishoom’s executive chef, Naved Nasir.
Check out these baby new potatoes wrapped in crispy bacon with a punchy, creamy harissa soft cheese dip. This simple bite size potato skewers recipe make an easy BBQ side dish to have at your next summer dinner party.
Zhoug is a punchy combo of fresh coriander, parsley, cloves and chilli. Here, it is used as a zingy marinade for grilled fish skewers to cook on the BBQ and serve with a chickpea salad.
Try something different with this Argentinian recipe. Beef and sweet potato are grilled on the barbecue and served warm with a green chimichurri sauce of paprika, garlic and red chilli.
Try these quick to prepare tasty sausages brushed with a delicious honey mustard glaze. Chipolatas make the best BBQ food for when you need food in a hurry.
Making sure you eat healthily doesn’t mean that you have to deny yourself. Try this recipe for teriyaki steak skewers with chopped green Asian salad which comes in at under 500 calories and is packed with flavour.
If you love the spicy taste of jerk seasoning, then these jerk chicken kebabs are a perfect, easy way to bring the flavours of the Caribbean into your own house. Serve the chicken and pepper skewers with couscous or rice.