Grilled Salmon Skewers


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Grilled Salmon Skewers – GET IN MY BELLY!

Grilled Salmon Skewers from (@whatsgabycookin)

I wasn’t always obsessed with Salmon. In fact there was once upon a time when I didn’t even eat fish. Can you imagine?? I used to be hopeless. But after going to culinary school and a trip to Alaska – I was a convert! Now I am straight up obsessed and these Grilled Salmon Skewers are the perfect way to celebrate that obsession!

Grilled Salmon Skewers from (@whatsgabycookin)

Cubed salmon threaded onto skewers alternating with lemon slices and served with basil vinaigrette! It just feels like the most quintessential summer dish right? It would go perfectly along with a majorly loaded green salad too!

Grilled Salmon Skewers from (@whatsgabycookin)

Grilled Salmon Skewers

Gaby Dalkin
5 from 3 votes


  • 8 wooden skewers
  • 2 lbs sockeye salmon or another fresh salmon of your choice
  • 3-4 lemons
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 recipe Basil Vinaigrette


  • Soak the wooden skewers in water for at least and hour.
  • Heat your grill to medium high heat.
  • Cut the salmon into 1 inch cubes and slice 3 of the lemons into very thin slices either with a sharp knife or with a mandolin.
  • Alternate threading the salmon and the lemon slices on the wooden skewers, about 5-6 pieces of salmon per skewer. Drizzle the skewers with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Squeeze 1/2 of the remaining lemon juice on top.
  • Using a pair of tongs, carefully transfer the salmon skewers to the preheated grill and grill for about 3 minutes on each side until the salmon is almost fully cooked through. Remove the salmon skewers from the grill and let rest for about 5 minutes to let the salmon just continue to cook.
  • Serve the salmon skewers with the Basil Vinaigrette and extra lemons if desired.

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  1. Kristi

    The color of that salmon looks amazing… so good. I’m loving Salmon right now as well, not that I have gone to Alaska to try it :), but I am loving in on the grill.

  2. Heather Christo

    oh gosh. I need some healthy eating too. I don’t even have the Portland excuse. these are so beautiful.

  3. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    Can’t believe we had the exact same meal last night! Great minds think alike!!

  4. Julie @ Table for Two

    completely and utterly adore this! love the simplicity to showcase the wonderful salmon!!

  5. Kevin @ Closet Cooking

    That grilled salmon looks great and it would go perfectly with tzatziki!

  6. Linda | The Urban Mrs

    This looks absolutely delicious and mouthwatering! I wish there’s a way I can grab them from my screen.

  7. Alie Altfeld

    Can’t wait to go to Alaska and get some salmon to make this!!

  8. Kiran @

    Love grilled salmon and tzatziki! These look divine!

  9. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    Gorgeous, Gaby!!

    Now I wish everyone who is terrified to cook/eat fish at home would read this recipe. It’s so simple…

    Coincidentally, we grilled wild sockeye salmon last night too. I stuffed it in a homemade bun with grilled onions, tomato, and homemade mayo. Promise me you’ll do that at least once over the summer!! Amazing.

  10. Hannah

    Yum, these look delicious – I’ve never thought to ‘skewer’ fish before! 🙂

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  12. David Hogman

    have never tried salmon skewers..will try these soon. thanks

    • Gaby

      Let me know what you think when you try them David!

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  14. Lisa | With Style and Grace

    this is going on next weekends menu – thank you!

  15. Lalehan Can

    I have just tried this by adding some more dried herbs and it was so lovely with a light, fresh taste… It was just perfect…

  16. Shaina

    These look so good. Salmon is a gorgeous fish, and the tzatziki is perfection.

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  19. Monika

    The perfect summer grilling dinner!! And looks beautiful too!

  20. Beverley

    a great recipe for entertaining , as my husband does not like salmon I think he will like this with your yummy basil vinegaretter xoxo

  21. Bethany @ athletic avocado

    OMG I’m a salmon freak! I’ve actually never tried it on skewers before, crazy! These look deeelish!

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  30. Helen Kennedy

    I made these last night using a broiler. I also made the vinaigrette using tarragon instead of basil. Delicious! Definitely going to be a regular feature on the menu here.

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  32. Kathy P

    5 stars
    Made these last night with a drizzle of cilantro vinaigrette because that is what I had. Amazing!
    Honestly, they are also delicious on their own without a sauce.
    Definitely will make them again.