How to make Spiced Salmon Kabobs

by Dr. Kilcup | May 22, 2024 | Recipes

Welcome to a culinary adventure of bold flavors and tantalizing textures with this Spiced Salmon Kabobs recipe! Get ready to elevate your grilling game as succulent wild-caught salmon meets a tantalizing blend of spices, maple syrup, and citrus, all skewered alongside vibrant asparagus spears for a dish that’s as visually stunning as it is deliciously satisfying.

Side Dishes for Spiced Salmon Kabobs

As you embark on creating these Spiced Salmon Kabobs, consider some side dishes that can complement this main attraction. A bed of fluffy quinoa or couscous can serve as the perfect canvas to soak up the savory juices of the salmon and asparagus, while a crisp green salad tossed with a tangy vinaigrette provides a refreshing contrast to the bold flavors of the kabobs. And let’s not forget about grilled vegetables, ideal for rounding out the meal and adding depth to the dining experience.

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Beyond their culinary appeal, these salmon kabobs offer a plethora of nutritional benefits. Rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and essential vitamins and minerals, wild-caught salmon is a powerhouse of nutrients that supports overall health and well-being. Paired with nutrient-dense asparagus, which is high in fiber, vitamins A, C, and K, and folate, this dish provides a well-rounded and nourishing meal that’s as good for your body as it is for your taste buds.

The combination of spices, maple syrup, and citrus not only enhances the flavor of the salmon but also adds depth and complexity to the dish. With a perfect balance of sweet, savory, and spicy notes, these kabobs are sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more.

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So, whether you’re a seasoned grill master looking to showcase your skills or a novice cook eager to impress, these Spiced Salmon Kabobs are sure to steal the spotlight at your next meal. Get ready to savor every succulent bite, revel in the aroma of the grill, and delight in the joy of sharing a meal that’s both nutritious and delicious.

Spiced Salmon Kabobs

Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 8 kabobs
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Elizabeth Tapp, RD


  • 2 tbsp Parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (plus extra

    for asparagus)

  • 1 1/4 lbs Wild Caught Salmon Fillet (sliced into 1

    inch cubes)

  • 2 Lemons (sliced into thin rounds)
  • 8 Barbecue Skewers
  • 6 cups Asparagus (trim woody ends off)


  • Preheat grill to medium heat.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix the parsley, sesame seeds, black pepper, sea salt, red pepper flakes, maple syrup and olive oil. Mix well. Add the salmon pieces and toss well to coat.
  • Grab your BBQ skewers and slide on a piece of salmon, followed by a folded lemon slice. Repeat until all ingredients are used up and several kabobs are made.
  • Toss asparagus in a splash of olive oil and season with sea salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Place kabobs on one side of the grill and asparagus on the other. Grill both for about 3 – 4 minutes per side, or until salmon flakes with a fork. Remove from the grill and divide between plates. Enjoy!


  • Time Saver: Chop the salmon and add it to a zip lock baggie with the marinade. Store in
    the fridge up to 1 day.
  • Wooden Skewers: Be sure to soak the skewers in water for at least thirty minutes prior to use.
  • Fat 15g
  • Carbs 17g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Natural Sugar 10g
  • Protein 37g
  • Cholesterol 72mg
  • Sodium 413mg
  • Potassium 1002mg
  • Vitamin A 2006IU
  • Vitamin C 23mg
  • Calcium 99mg
  • Iron 5mg
  • Vitamin E 5mg
  • Magnesium 84mg
  • Zinc 2mg

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