Grilled Salmon Kebabs With Dill Yogurt Sauce

grilled salmon kebabs
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 187
Fat 7g
Carbs 3g
Protein 28g
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Total Time 30 min
Prep 15 min, Cook 15 min
Servings 4 (4 ounces each)

Consuming more seafood is a smart way to improve your diet. The American Heart Association recommends eating at least 2 servings of fish a week to get enough heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is a great source of these healthy fats, and is easy to prepare at home.

These delicious salmon kebabs are marinated in a simple mixture of garlic, dill, and lemon and then grilled for a quick and easy dinner you can make on weeknights. A lemony Greek yogurt dipping sauce with dill tastes great with the salmon kebabs, and can be stirred together quickly while the salmon cooks. Serve these salmon kebabs with a green salad or grilled veggies for a fresh and delicious meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh salmon
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 large lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped

Preparation

  1. Remove skin from salmon with a sharp knife (or ask the butcher at the grocery store to do it for you) and cut salmon into one-inch cubes and place in a small non-reactive container. Stir together garlic, dill, lemon juice, olive oil, and pepper. Pour over salmon and marinate while grill heats.

  2. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water. Heat grill or grill pan to high heat.

  3. Thread salmon onto skewers. Lightly oil grill grates and place salmon kebabs on grill. Cook kebabs 3 to 4 minutes per side, rotating so that all sides get contact with grill.

  1. While salmon is cooking, whisk together yogurt sauce ingredients.

  2. Remove salmon kebabs from the grill and serve with yogurt sauce.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

You could make this recipe with chicken or lamb if you wish. They won't offer the omega-3 fatty acids that salmon does, but you'll still have a protein-rich meal.

You can substitute fresh dill for dry, using half of the amount called for.

Cooking and Serving Tips

Skin will be easier to remove if fish is frozen. Just run a thin, sharp knife between skin and flesh.

Serve with a green salad or grilled vegetables and cooked quinoa for a healthy, balanced meal.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 (4 ounces each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 187
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 28g  
Vitamin D 13mcg 65%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 461mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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