Grilled Salmon Skewers with Garlic and Dijon

Easy grilled salmon skewers with garlic & dijon. Juicy with incredible flavor & takes less than 30 minutes ~ KEEPER! | natashaskitchen.com

I’m floored and humbled when I think about our Baked salmon recipe being one of my the most popular salmon recipes in the WORLD. Wowzers!! Thank YOU so much for sharing it and for all the amazing reviews! The marinade for these salmon skewers is the same recipe that we used on our Baked Salmon with garlic and dijon.

I was craving salmon the other day and wanting to fire up the grill so these grilled salmon skewers were born. These take less than 30 minutes to make and you end up with such juicy, flaky and flavorful salmon… you’ll want seconds!  We ate these up so fast. My husband even ate the lemon slices – they too were touched by the marinade and the crisp ring around them made them almost candy-like!

Easy grilled salmon skewers with garlic & dijon. Juicy with incredible flavor & takes less than 30 minutes ~ KEEPER! | natashaskitchen.com

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Ingredients for Salmon Lemon Kebobs:

1.5 lbs salmon fillets, cut into 1-inch squares
2 large lemons thinly sliced
16 (10-inch) bamboo skewers

Ingredients for Marinade:

2 Tbsp parsley, freshly chopped
2 large or 3 small garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard (we used grey poupon)
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
2 Tbsp light olive oil (not extra virgin, pick something with a higher smoke point)
2 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice from 1/2 large lemon or 1 small lemon

Easy grilled salmon skewers with garlic & dijon. Juicy with incredible flavor & takes less than 30 minutes ~ KEEPER! | natashaskitchen.com

How to Make Grilled Salmon Skewers:

Prep: Soak bamboo skewers at least 1 hour to keep them from catching fire. Preheat Grill to medium heat (about 375˚F).
1. In a medium bowl, stir together all of the marinade ingredients: 2 Tbsp chopped parsley, 2 pressed garlic cloves, 1/2 Tbsp dijon, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp lemon juice.

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2. Skewer the salmon and lemon slices folded in half intermittently onto two skewers at a time (The double skewer aids in turning the salmon kebobs on the grill). Brush both sides of skewers with marinade.

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3. Oil the grates then carefully place salmon skewers onto the hot BBQ. Grill kebobs for 3-4 minutes per side or until salmon is cooked through and opaque.

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Easy grilled salmon skewers with garlic & dijon. Juicy with incredible flavor & takes less than 30 minutes ~ KEEPER! | natashaskitchen.com

Grilled Salmon Skewers with Garlic and Dijon

4.95 from 19 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Easy grilled salmon skewers with garlic & dijon. Juicy with incredible flavor & takes less than 30 minutes ~ KEEPER! | natashaskitchen.com
These take less than 30 minutes to make and you end up with such juicy, flaky and flavorful salmon... you'll want seconds!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $13-$15
Servings: 4 Servings (8 skewers)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs salmon fillets cut into 1-inch squares
  • 2 large lemons thinly sliced
  • 16 10-inch bamboo skewers

For the Salmon Marinade:

  • 2 Tbsp parsley freshly chopped
  • 2 large or 3 small garlic cloves pressed
  • 1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard we used grey poupon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp light olive oil not extra virgin, pick something with a higher smoke point
  • 2 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice from 1/2 large lemon or 1 small lemon

Instructions

  1. Prep: Soak bamboo skewers at least 1 hour to keep them from catching fire. Preheat Grill to medium heat (about 375˚F).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together all of the marinade ingredients: 2 Tbsp chopped parsley, 2 pressed garlic cloves, 1/2 Tbsp dijon, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp lemon juice.
  3. Double skewer the salmon and lemon slices folded in half intermittently onto two skewers at a time (The double skewer aids in turning the salmon kebobs on the grill). Brush both sides of skewered salmon with marinade.
  4. Oil the grates then carefully place salmon skewers onto the hot BBQ. Grill kebobs for 3-4 minutes per side or until salmon is cooked through and opaque.

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Easy grilled salmon skewers with garlic & dijon. Juicy with incredible flavor & takes less than 30 minutes ~ KEEPER! | natashaskitchen.com

P.S. Let me know if you ate the lemons 🙂
PPS. If you love these salmon kabobs, be sure to check out our Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon!

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  • Tony
    July 7, 2018

    My first visit (and definitely not my last) to your kitchen. Excellent, quick, tasty recipe. I nibble on one lemon, but decided not to eat the others–but the salmon was great! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 7, 2018

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Tony! 🙂 Reply

  • Natalia Fana
    January 28, 2018

    The salmon turned out amazing!!!! My hubby described it as,a high quality restaurant dish! Thank you for such a delicious and easy recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 28, 2018

      Hi Natalia, thank you for such a wonderful review, I’m all smiles 😁 after reading your comment. Reply

  • Carole thomas
    November 28, 2017

    I absolutely love this recipe. I don;t follow it exactly…add a little more marinade. I love salmon but this is extra good! Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 28, 2017

      You’re welcome Carole! I’m glad to hear you enjoy the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Linda Matthews
    October 23, 2017

    Hi! I’m goi g to try making these for an engagement party . There will be 65 people! If you cook double skewered can you separate when serving or wou,d that ruin them ? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 24, 2017

      Hi Linda, are you planning to take them off the skewers in order to serve? I’m not sure I fully understand what you are planning. I would not remove them from the skewers to serve or they will fall apart. In that case, it might be better to cook salmon filets (here is our favorite recipe)Reply

  • melissa
    July 22, 2017

    these were fantastic! I received so many complements – “This is the best salmon I ever had” …I trimmed the skin and did put the cut up chunks in the marinade for about 25 minutes before I put them on the skewers (we used metal) Just fabulous – thank you! Reply

    • melissa
      July 22, 2017

      Oh and I did add fresh dill along with the parsley Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 22, 2017

      You’re welcome Melissa! I’m glad to hear how much everyone love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Anna
    July 21, 2017

    Hi Natasha! I’m about to make salmon skewers. Do you think is a good idea to marinade salmon over night?I want it to be tasty inside. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 21, 2017

      Hi Anna, this does not require marinating overnight and I probably would not marinate overnight simply because of the lemon juice which can toughen seafood if marinated too long. Reply

  • June 25, 2017

    I actually tried this out tonight. Instead of using skewers my son actually got me a set of shish kabob baskets and they came out very well! Cheers for the recipe Natasha. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 26, 2017

      I’m glad you like them Stewart! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Jeena
    June 12, 2017

    Hi Natasha
    Your recipes are super and very yummy tooo. Thank you for sharing your recipes.
    I’m gonna try this recipe tomorrow. Just want to ask, can I use any other fish than salmon like Hamour with skin on ( am from UAE) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2017

      Hi Jeena, I haven’t tried it with that particular fish, but I have found this recipe to work with a variety of fish and even lobster and shrimp. I’m guessing it would work well. If you try it, let me know how you like it 🙂 Reply

  • Liliya
    June 3, 2017

    Very tasty…super soft! Will make this again for sure! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 4, 2017

      Liliya, I’m so glad to hear that you like the recipe 😬. Reply

  • Gabrielle dentinger
    May 17, 2017

    Soo good, i did it for my bithday, a simple BBQ, nothing complicated tonstart the party and It was really delicious and simple Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 17, 2017

      That’s great hear Gabrielle! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Katie Owens
    May 3, 2017

    This is the best salmon I have ever made and I did in the oven on broil! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 3, 2017

      I’m so happy to hear that Katie! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! 😀 Reply

  • Erica Smith
    April 18, 2017

    Have you ever made these ahead of time and then eaten them cold the next day? Thinking of pre-made camping snacks!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 18, 2017

      Hi Erica, I love salmon best fresh but I think that could work well 🙂 Reply

  • Alena
    April 15, 2017

    These are mouthwatering!!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 15, 2017

      I’m glad you love the recipe Alena! Reply

  • January 11, 2017

    Salmon is my favourite fish and try and have it a lot. I have never thought have doing it as a skewer though. Will have to give this recipe ago, thanks!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 11, 2017

      It is such a good recipe! Let me know what you think. 🙂 Reply

  • Pamela Shell
    December 21, 2016

    Dear Natasha, I knew you would come up with gorgeous recipes in time for Christmas. Loving wishes. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 22, 2016

      Thank you so much Pamela! Merry Christmas Reply

  • Anna
    September 17, 2016

    Our FAVORITE salmon recipe! Thank you for amazing recipes and easy step by step instructions. Do you think it would be OK to marinate the salmon over night? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 17, 2016

      Hi Anna, I wouldn’t marinate overnight only because of the lemon juice. If you marinate fish too long in lemon juice, the acidity starts to cook the fish. I’m so glad this is your favorite! What a compliment! 🙂 Reply

  • Lena
    August 21, 2016

    Hi Natasha, your recipes are absolutely gorgeous!!! Greetings from Canada 🙂
    I’m a ….. I’m your huge fan already! :))) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 21, 2016

      Lena, I’m so happy to hear that my blog is a blessing to you. Thank you so much for sharing that with me 😀. Reply

  • Ashley
    July 28, 2016

    Ok, FIRST, let me start by praising you for this DELICIOUS recipe. I made the kebabs tonight for dinner and they were absolutely to die for!!! Hubby and I loved them and even my super picky 7 year old loved them!! I usually need a boatload of tartar sauce with my fish and I ate these straight off the kebab, no sauce necessary. This will be my go-to recipe from here on out!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 28, 2016

      Ashley, what a great review 😁 ! I’m so glad you love the recipe and you are welcome. Reply

  • Marina
    July 8, 2016

    Hi, Natasha,
    Thank you for the best salmon recipe. Just made it for dinner! I’m not a fish fan, but that one is great! Will do again! God bless you and what you do! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 8, 2016

      Marina, thank you for such a great review, looks like you might have a new favorite 😁. Reply

  • Anna
    July 6, 2016

    The best salmon recipe I have ever tried. Looks as gorgeous as on your pictures. My kids also loved it, and they are a tough crow to please. I only added some lemon-pepper seasoning (I always use it with seafood) and Vegeta to it. My husband grilled it on 500-550 F. Love your blog with great and detailed instructions and awesome pictures. I learned to bake using recipes from your site. God bless you and your beautiful family! Thank you for great recipes. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 6, 2016

      Thank you so much Anna! God bless your family also. I’m so happy you loved the recipe 🙂 Reply

  • May 29, 2016

    I’m going to be adding this to my bbq menu for tomorrow’s holiday feast. I love the idea of adding slices of lemon to the skewers. Its a real nice touch. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 29, 2016

      I hope you love it! Yes, the lemons serve beautifully and adds great flavor to the salmon 🙂 Reply

  • Trudi Spork
    April 15, 2016

    hello I am doing this tomorrow for a bbq! do you removed the skin or leave it on? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 15, 2016

      Trudi, I remove the skin. Reply

  • Roz
    March 21, 2016

    Loved this recipe..was a hit with everyone and simple ..on the Easter menu .. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 21, 2016

      Roz, thank you for the nice review, I’m so glad that everyone loved it 😀. Reply

    • June 13, 2016

      I cook, bake, grill a lot and I have to say, I made these last night and they were… THE BEST THINGS I HAVE EVER TASTED. Seriously. Thank you! I will be grilling these all the time with many different meats from now on. Wow!

      Looking at the ingredients, I wouldn’t think it would be so flavorful as it is! I added (in addition to) a touch of red wine vinegar and a splash of sriracha but other than tgat, followed the exact recipe.

      So so good! Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        June 13, 2016

        Thank you so much for that fantastic review!! 🙂 Reply

  • February 29, 2016

    thanks for the recipe, do you think they will taste nice cold?. Want to make them as a platter of snacks for a party, but don’t want to be cooking just before the guests. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 29, 2016

      I think it’s best fresh and warm but it can be served just fine once it’s cooled to room temperature. Reply

  • Sharon
    February 15, 2016

    I love this recipe. I used this marinade on wild salmon and baked it in the oven. I didn’t have fresh parsley and didn’t want to chop up garlic so I used the frozen Dorot parsley and garlic. Makes this recipe even easier!!! I also use it on skinless and boneless chicken breasts.
    Delish and so easy!!! Thank you so much for sharing. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 15, 2016

      I haven’t tried it with chicken but that is a great idea! Thank you for sharing that with me! Do you bake it also? Reply

      • Sharon
        February 15, 2016

        Yes, I baked the chicken breasts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. They came out great! Reply

  • February 8, 2016

    Hi Natasha,
    We own Aupa Plancha Grills and recently used your recipe at a dinner party and everyone loved them! Would if be possible to share this recipe on our blog/FB page? We would, of course, give credit to you but wanted to check first. They were delicious!
    Thank you so much, Nicole at Aupa Planchs Grills Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 8, 2016

      Yes that would be fine. Thank you for sharing! 🙂 Reply

  • Esther
    August 5, 2015

    Natasha, can I do this salmon in the oven? Reply

  • Sheetal
    July 19, 2015

    Made this for my family, and it was a hit! Even the fussy esters loved it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 19, 2015

      Thank you for the great review Sheetal, I’m glad everyone loved it :). Reply

  • Mary
    July 3, 2015

    Can we grill with the skin, and then take the skin off after it’s cooked? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 3, 2015

      I haven’t tried grilling these with the skins on. You might need to grill for an extra minute or two. I imagine it might be easier to skin the salmon than to cut through it over and over to get the salmon cubes. Reply

  • farzan
    June 27, 2015

    I cooked this, it was absolutely delicious,and best salmon that i have ever eaten.
    thanks Natasha Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 27, 2015

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you so much Farzan 🙂 Reply

  • guest
    June 25, 2015

    Can i bake them or grill them in a panini grill if i dont own a real grill? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 25, 2015

      You can totally do that, let me know how it turns out :). Reply

  • June 17, 2015

    Nice comment by Neli: “These salmon kebabs looks fantastic! I love how easy it is to cook kebabs, especially if my husband is doing the grilling! Great recipe, Natasha! Pinned. ” Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 18, 2015

      That’s funny! That is exactly why I love grilled recipes so much. I do the prep and he does the cooking! Reply

  • June 17, 2015

    They look so tasty! Will give it a try. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 18, 2015

      I hope you love the recipe! Reply

  • Natasha
    June 17, 2015

    These were sooooooooo easy to make and so delish! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 17, 2015

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for the awesome review. Reply

  • Kris
    June 15, 2015

    I bet you could use grape seed oil instead . . what do you think? Love your blog, Natasha. Always interesting and usually pretty healthy. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 15, 2015

      Kris, thank you for the compliment and yes grape seed oil will work great as well :). Reply

  • June 15, 2015

    These skewers look amazing! Is it crazy that my favorite part is how great those lemon circles look on the skewers? These would impress the heck out of guests if I can bring myself to share. Thank you for creating this recipe for us! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 15, 2015

      I agree about the lemons. They actually taste really good too and are totally edible! Thanks Meg and I hope you love the recipe! Reply

  • Ulei presat la rece
    June 14, 2015

    Mmmm..it looks sooo delicious! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 14, 2015

      Thank you! 🙂 Reply

  • June 13, 2015

    The salmon skewers look so perfect! I love grilled fruits as well, those lemons probably tasted amazing with the salmon. I’ll definitely have to try grilling salmon soon! And congrats on such a popular recipe, salmon is such a great protein that always tastes delicious 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 14, 2015

      Grilled fruit skewers sound wonderful! Do you have a recipe for those on your blog? Reply

      • June 15, 2015

        I don’t but lately I’ve been wanting some grilled lemon with a mix of other fruits like pineapple or watermelon 🙂 Reply

  • I love it when I read one of your recipes and go ” I have all of these ingredients!” Let’s just say excitement is abound in my kitchen right now! I know what I am cooking for dinner tomorrow! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 13, 2015

      That is the best isn’t it? I hope you absolutely love this recipe! Reply

  • Vika Z
    June 12, 2015

    Yummy, love anything grilled! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2015

      Thank you Vika :). Reply

  • Congrats on the popularity of your salmon recipe! I understand why it’s made it big, it looks delicious! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2015

      Thank you Shelby, I have very little self control around this dish :). Reply

  • These salmon kebabs looks fantastic! I love how easy it is to cook kebabs, especially if my husband is doing the grilling! 😉 Great recipe, Natasha! Pinned. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2015

      Thank you Neli, it was easy indeed and husband did the grilling :). Reply

    • June 12, 2015

      Absolutely, husband at the grill is the WAY to go. Adore how you used Grey Poupon, remember how funny their commercials used to be 20 years ago? Okay, I guess my age is showing here. Oh well. The lemons are so well presented on these skewers, they look candy-like for sure! Glad your husband liked them, sure mine will too. Father’s Day is gonna be good. I think I feel a song coming on =) Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        June 12, 2015

        I totally remember the commercials although I was about 10 years old. Darn it I jus blew my age too! 😉 ha ha. Reply

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