6 Savory Summertime Skewers

Eleanor King

Preheat the grill and get ready to serve up six delicious and healthy skewers this summer! Skewers are a great way to get grilling with kid-friendly flavors and easy-to-portion sizes packed with veggies and protein. With a world of flavors to explore, there’s so much to love about skewers. 

Glazed Shrimp Skewers


Shrimp, broccoli, and lemon juice are a classic combination that screams summer when thrown on the grill. A touch of chipotle chilli powder gives depth to this dish without adding too much spice. Get the recipe here.

Shrimp Skewers
Glazed Shrimp Skewers

Ginger and Turmeric Chicken Bites


Turmeric, which colors food bright yellow, is a nutritional powerhouse: It has strong anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce the risk of certain cancers. Use skinless, boneless chicken thighs if your family prefers, or a mix of light and dark meat. Get the recipe here. 

turmeric chicken
Ginger and Turmeric Chicken Bites

Teriyaki Chicken and Beef Skewers 


Looking for a new, kid-friendly way to serve chicken that doesn’t involve breaded nuggets (or beef that doesn’t involve a burger bun)? Yes! Your child will gobble up these just-sweet-enough chicken or steak teriyaki skewers from The Mom 100 Cookbook by Katie Workman. Get the recipe here.

Teriyaki Chicken and Beef Skewers

Zucchini, Mini Pepper, and Pesto Skewers


Taste the rainbow! The brightly colored mini peppers used in this recipe offer a fun—and super-healthy—addition to your backyard barbecue. Get the recipe here.

Zucchini, Mini Pepper, and Pesto Skewers

Shrimp, Mango, and Red Onion Skewers


Add a little sweet to your savory skewer party. Paired with a Thai-inspired dipping sauce, this sweet-and-savory dish is a great way to introduce kids to new flavors. Get the recipe here.

Shrimp, Mango, and Red Onion Skewers

Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Skewers 


Inspired by Greek flavors, these skewers are a delicious dinner option. Marinating chicken in a sour cream or Greek yogurt base is a great way to guarantee juicy chicken with plenty of flavor while adding a nice crust to it during the grilling process. Get the recipe here.

Grilled Mediterranean Chicken Skewers