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Mediterranean Grilled Salmon and Veggie Skewers

by Coach Anne

Summer BBQs aren’t just for hot dogs and burgers! There’s a new face at the BBQ this year, and it comes with some tasty health benefits for the entire family.

These salmon veggie skewers are quick, delicious, and easily customizable. For a lighter meal, enjoy these on top of a bed of greens with a vinaigrette and maybe even a little tzatziki. 

Worked hard today and want a more substantial and filling meal? Add up to ¾ cup of cold or warm cooked whole grains - barley, buckwheat, bulgur, farro, brown or wild rice, or wheat berries - to your green salad or swap the greens and grains for a whole grain pita for a delicious salmon and veggie gyro. 

Serve with optional toppings like pickled onions, olives, feta, fresh dill, and tzatziki. This way, everyone can choose what they enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • Metal skewers (may decrease cook time) or wood skewers that have been soaked in water ~1 hour to avoid burning

*PRO TIP: Using 2 skewers can prevent items from rotating when you flip

  • 2 pounds of wild salmon (can sub shrimp, white fish, chicken, or tofu)
  • Favorite grilling veggies, i.e., colorful bell peppers/mini sweet peppers, zucchini, red/yellow onions, mushrooms, etc. 
  • A simple vinaigrette dressing like Coach Eden’s vinaigrette

Optional pairings:

  • Lemon wedges for a fresh drizzle or zest
  • Cooked whole grains, i.e., barley, buckwheat, bulgur, farro, brown or wild rice, wheat berries
  • Homemade or store-bought Tzatziki sauce
  • Whole-grain pita
  • Salad greens, diced tomato, artichoke hearts, chickpeas, olives, avocado
  • Coach Eden’s vinaigrette 

Directions: 

  1. Cut salmon (or protein of choice) and veggies into 1-inch pieces
  2. Lightly toss salmon and veggies with dressing in a large bowl (can marinade protein ~1 hour if desired) 
  3. Preheat grill or smoker to medium-high heat
  4. Thread salmon and veggies on skewers alternating protein and veggies
  5. Transfer skewers to grill
  6. Cook for ~8-10 minutes (or until done), flipping skewers after 4 minutes.  Fish (and especially shrimp) cook faster than chicken.  Click here for important info on safe minimum cooking temperatures.
  7. Serve with desired toppings/accompaniments and enjoy!

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