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Grilled Salmon & Lemon Kebabs

Grilled Salmon & Lemon Kebabs are easy to prepare and a simple way to enjoy a meal rich with healthy Omega-3 that tastes fantastic. Paired with fresh lemon and spices, this tastes amazing with a fresh salad and asparagus. 

Grilled Salmon lemon on kebabs



With just a few ingredients and bamboo skewers you can make a meal that not only looks beautiful but tastes amazing too! There is something about grilled salmon with lemon that just works in the flavor department when they are paired together. Follow our helpful tips for this heart-healthy dinner. 

Helpful Tips for grilled lemon and salmon

A few things before we get started:

  • If you can, purchase your salmon fresh- the day you will make this. It makes a big difference. You can ask your fishmonger to remove the skin for you, which will save you time and mess later!

Bamboo skewers soaking in water


  • Soak your bamboo skewers for 20-30 minutes before you make your kebabs. This will prevent them from catching on fire.

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  • Slice your lemons thin, but not paper thin or else they will fall off the skewer.
  • Cut fish into 1” cubes.
  • Brush your grill grates with oil before placing fish on grates- this will prevent skewers from sticking.
  • If you are cooking on the stove using a grill pan, brush pan with oil as well so kebab does not stick. 
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  • THE BEST TIP: Use two skewers when threading kebabs- this will make turning SO much easier! 

Ingredients for grilled salmon and lemon

This recipe tastes best when all ingredients are fresh.

  • Skinless Salmon Fillet, cut into 1” cubes- remember, you can ask your fishmonger to remove the skin for you! 
  • lemons, sliced thin
  • Fresh oregano, chopped (or you can use dried oregano
  • Sesame seeds
  • Ground cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Olive oil

How to make grilled salmon with lemon

Start with the spice rub mixture:

Mix oregano, cumin, salt, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, and olive oil in a small mixing bowl and set aside.

Assemble the kebab skewers:

  1. Starting with salmon, thread onto pre-soaked skewers.
  2. Fold lemon slice in half and thread. Alternate with fish and lemon; ending with fish.
  3. Brush with oil & spice mixture and place on preheated grill.
  4. Cook, turning occasionally and brushing with the spice mixture until fish is opaque, about 5-8minutes.
  5. If using a grill pan cooking time may take a bit longer.

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Serve cooked salmon skewers with a tossed green salad or roasted asparagus. 

Other seafood recipes you can try: 

Grilled Salmon Lemon kebabs



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Grilled Salmon & Lemon Kebabs

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Grilled salmon & lemon kebabs are a fantastic way to enjoy fresh salmon. Paired with lemon and grilled, this dish is super flavorful at any time of year. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 1 ½ lbs. Skinless Salmon Fillet, cut into 1” cubes
  • 2 large lemons, sliced thin
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped (did not have, so used 1 Tbsp. dried)
  • 2 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil


  1. Mix oregano, cumin, salt, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds and olive oil in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Starting with salmon, thread onto a skewer. Fold lemon slice in half and thread. Alternate with fish and lemon; ending with fish. Brush with oil mixture and place on grill.
  3. Cook, turning occasionally and brushing with the spice mixture until fish is opaque about 5-8 minutes. If using a grill pan may take a bit longer.
  4. Serve with salad and fresh asparagus.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 438Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 688mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 39g

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Original Post 5/23/13

Updated post 8/26/20


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Saturday 25th of May 2013

These look so good! I love salmon and anything on the grill. I will try this soon. :)

Kelly Pugliano

Saturday 25th of May 2013

They were amazing! The light crispness created on the outside was soooo good! Let me know what you think after you try them!

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Thursday 23rd of May 2013

I've been on the look-out for a new and different fish recipe and I think, this fits the bill. My kids are bit picky when it comes to fish but they love kebobs. I'm adding this to the summer food rotation! :)

Kelly Pugliano

Friday 24th of May 2013

You will really like this recipe Susi- our kids are a bit picky as well...and at least we were able to have our son taste it...didn't eat it, but at least tried it! The fish cooks very well and is delicious. This was easier than I thought and will also be adding into the summer rotation.

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