26 Insanely Simple Ways to Cook with Skewers

26 Insanely Simple Ways to Cook with Skewers
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There’s a moment in “Something About Mary” when Cameron Diaz laments about the lack of stick-based food options, telling Ben Stiller: “You know I don’t think that they have enough meats on sticks.” And it’s a fair point, generally speaking—skewer-based eating doesn’t get enough credit, especially considering how unbelievably simple it is to toss some chicken, veggies, lemon, and herbs on a stick and call it dinner. Or to cram some mozzarella, tomato, and basil on a kebab and have an elevated version of a standard Caprese salad.

MORE: 10 Easy Ways to Elevate Your BBQ Beyond Basic

So with the long weekend ahead—and plenty of opportunities to whip up something from scratch, ahead you will find 26 tasty, easy ways to cook with skewers. Cooking doesn’t get much less complicated than this.

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Grilled Sriracha-Tahini Sweet Potato Skewers with Halloumi

Naturally Ella

Turkish Lamb Kebab Koftas

RecipeTin Eats

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Snap Pea Skewers With Soy-Ginger Sauce

Naturally Ella

Caprese Tortellini Skewers

Brit + Co

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Spicy Shrimp and Sausage Skewers

Iowa Girl Eats

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Haloumi Chicken Kabobs

Almond to Zest

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Beef Satay Skewers With Peanut Dipping Sauce

The Lemon Bowl

Grilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers


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Herbed Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers

The Recipe Critic

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Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken Skewers

Cooking Classy

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Melon Caprese Skewers With Herb Oil

Floating Kitchen

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Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs

Cooking Classy

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Antipasto Skewers

Baker by Nature

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Beer and Honey BBQ Chicken Skewers

Jo Cooks

Grilled Peach and Haloumi Skewers

The Swirling Spoon

Easy Pesto Tortellini Skewers

Foody Schmoody

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Turkey Sandwich

The Almond Eater

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Lime and Chile Butter Skewers

Foodie Crush

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Garlic Mushroom Kabobs

Damn Delicious

Grilled Tuna Kebabs

Simply Recipes

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Simple Bacon Wrapped Skewers

Homemade Hooplah

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Tender Pork Skewer

Cooking LSL

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Grilled Scallop and Orange Kebab

Skinny Taste

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Grilled Pesto Chicken and Tomato Kebabs

Skinny Taste

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Grilled Caprese Kebabs

Heather Christe

Grilled Steak Kebabs

The Cozy Apron

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