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

5 from 6 votes
Perfectly grilled salmon skewers with a basil vinaigrette makes for the perfect grilling meal!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 people


  • 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.


  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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…

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. I can’t wait to try your version of this recipe! I am in love with both the basil and cilantro vinaigrette!! I have been making a salmon kebab recipe for years. While the seasoning on BA’s kebabs is outstanding, I think your vinaigrette will create a whole new favorite for me!

  9. 5 stars
    Best salmon recipe I’ve ever made! Even my husband agreed, and he has a very limited palette… aka he eats like a 12 year old boy.

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