Simple Grilled Lemon Dill Salmon Skewers (The Best)

By Rena |

These grilled, lemon dill salmon skewers are so simple to make and truly the best. Fresh dill and citrus are combined to create a marinade for the salmon which makes it ultra-tender and filled with flavor. This grilled salmon recipe is stacked with bright veggies and great for BBQs!

Salmon Skewers on a white plate with lemon and veggies

Fresh flavors from garlic, lemon juice, and crunchy bell peppers and onions are layered in this simple grilled salmon recipe. Salmon fillets and vegetables are layered on a skewer and cooked on the grill until flaky and perfectly crisp.

This grilled salmon recipe with a bright marinade is a great addition to your next barbecue, holiday celebration, party, or just a simple healthy dinner. This grilled salmon kabobs recipe is loaded with protein and gluten-free ingredients. Also, they are low in carbs and are well-rounded, and will become your favorite if you love salmon.

Why These Grilled Salmon Kabobs are the Best

  • Quick and satisfying: These grilled salmon kabobs are the best because they come together within minutes over the grill and take no time to cook. Great for summer dinners when it’s too hot in the kitchen!
  • Healthy and versatile: Salmon is rich in healthy omega-3s and other healthy fats in addition to vitamins. Also, the fresh veggies are nutrient-dense and loaded with filling fiber.
  • Great for the whole family: These simple skewers are great for the entire family! Also, they are great for when you are hosting an outdoor grilling party.

ingredients you will need

  • Olive oil: Rich olive oil is used to create the marinade and soaks into the salmon to make it extra tender with tasty flavors.
  • Lemon: Lemon juice gives this grilled salmon extra bold citrus flavors. Lemon is a great way to flavor any savory dish.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic cloves are aromatic and make the marinade extra pungent and appetizing.
  • Dill: Leafy green dill is a bright herb and provides extra fresh qualities to the salmon and vegetable skewers.
  • Salt and pepper: add more or less to your liking.
  • Salmon: You will need one pound of salmon fillets cut into one-inch cubes.
  • Bell peppers: we used one red bell pepper. Cored, seeded, and chopped into one-inch cubes as well. Also, you can use any colored bell pepper.
  • Red Onion: Peel the red onion and cut it into cubes for the kabobs.

how to make these lemon dill salmon skewers

First, in a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, chopped dill, salt, and pepper. Next, pour the marinade over the salmon cubes and allow the salmon to marinate for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Place the salmon on wooden skewers alternating between the bell pepper and onion cubes. Season everything with salt and pepper to your liking.

Next, brush the grill with oil and place the skewers over the grill. Cook the salmon kabobs for three to four minutes on each side until the salmon is tender and the veggies are crisp.

close up of grilled salmon on plate and veggies on skewers

Finally, remove the lemon dill salmon skewers from the grill, then serve with fresh lemon wedges and dill. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • If using wooden skewers, allow them to soak for 30 mins to avoid them burning.
  • Double the skewers while threading.
  • Marinate the salmon for at least 20 minutes for optimal flavors.
  • Add some red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.
  • The oil on the grill helps prevent the salmon from sticking.
  • When picking out a salmon fillet for this recipe, look for fillets that are thicker and have an even thickness throughout. Also, this means the skewered salmon pieces are similar in size and will cook evenly.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
three Dill salmon kabobs on plate with veggies

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to flip salmon on the grill?

We recommend flipping the salmon skewers on the grill so each side can have a nice charred finish.

What are the best herbs to use with salmon?

Fresh dill, parsley, cilantro, tarragon, sage, rosemary, thyme, and fennel are some great options for herbs.

What flavors go best with salmon?

Savory, fresh, and salty flavors go best with salmon to give it a well-rounded flavor.

How do you cook salmon so it doesn’t stick on the grill?

Lightly brush the grill with oil to prevent the salmon from sticking.

What to Serve With This Healthy Grilled Salmon Recipe

top down shot of grilled salmon skewers on plate with lemon

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Lemon Dill Salmon Skewers on white plate with lemon and vegetables

Grilled Lemon Dill Salmon Skewers

Salmon flavored with lemon, garlic, and dill, skewered with vegetables and grilled to perfection.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of salmon fillets cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper cored, seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 red onion peeled, halved and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil + more to brush on grill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill + more for garnish
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • For serving: lemon wedges optional

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the tablespoon of olive oil with lemon juice, garlic, dill and salt, and pepper to taste. Pour the lemon mixture over the salmon cubes and marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Place the salmon on skewers, alternating between the fish, bell peppers and onion. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Lightly brush the grill with oil and place skewers on the grill. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until salmon is done and vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Serve immediately, with lemon wedges and sprinkled with additional chopped dill.

Notes

  • If using wooden skewers, allow them to soak for 30 mins to avoid them burning.
  • Doubling the skewers when threading, makes life easier! This prevents the salmon from flipping around the stick while turning.
  • Marinate for 20 mins, you can pull them out quickly but the flavor develops the longer you marinade.
  • Add some red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.
  • Brush the grill with some oil before cooking, to avoid tearing the Lemon Salmon Skewers.
  • When picking out a salmon fillet for this recipe, look for fillets that are thicker have an even thickness throughout. This means the skewered salmon pieces are similar in size and will cook evenly.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 658mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 975IU | Vitamin C: 41.9mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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  1. Billy says

    5 stars
    Wow these looks so good! I can’t wait to try making these at home. I love the combination of lemon and dill and salmon is so good for you! Thanks so much for sharing!

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