20 Kebab Recipes To Try At Your Next BBQ — Because Everything's Better On A Stick

Winter is a distant memory and barbecue season is officially here, which means it's time to brush up on your grilling skills and try out a few all-star barbecue kebab recipes. The old stereotype of dads and dudes manning a lineup of burgers and dogs is totally passé, and with a little practice anyone can become a grill master. Plus, once you get the hang of it (cavemen did this, it's really pretty simple), your menu options know no bounds.

Of course you can stick to the classics, but a little creativity goes a long way — and barbecuing has the power to bring a whole new depth of flavor to all kinds of dishes. A really great way to expand your BBQ horizons is with skewers. Put your favorite meat, veggies, or even fruit on a stick, whip up a sauce or marinade, and virtually anything is ready to take on the grill. While you're totally free to experiment (and you should), these 20 kebab recipes are a great place to start. Let's get stabbing.

Chipotle BBQ Chicken Skewers

With just five ingredients, this is the perfect recipe to ease you into grilling. Plus, there are pieces of bacon in between each chicken morsel.

Image & Recipe: A Spicy Perspective

Gingery Pineapple Fish Kebabs

You haven’t fully lived until you’ve tasted ripe pineapple fresh off the grill.

Image & Recipe: A Cozy Kitchen

Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers

Chicken can be boring, but these are anything but.

Image & Recipe: Foodie Crush

Grilled Steak And Veggie Kebabs

Sometimes well-marinated classic steak kebabs are the best way to feed your BBQ cravings.

Image & Recipe: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Moroccan Fish Skewers With Barramundi

Serve these with lots of lemon wedges and a couscous salad on a hot summer night.

Image & Recipe: Jelly Toast

Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken Skewers With Avocado Ranch

You had me at avocado ranch.

Image & Recipe: How Sweet It Is

Grilled Salmon Kebabs

Kebabs can be fun for pescetarians too!

Image & Recipe: The Crepes Of Wrath

Grilled Harissa Shrimp Skewers With Basil Oil And Cilantro

These quick shrimp are just as boldly colored as they are tasty.

Image & Recipe: Blogging Over Thyme

Pickle Caprese Salad Kebabs

Pickles are what your caprese has been missing all along.

Image & Recipe: The Crepes Of Wrath

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Kebabs

Shrimp soak up flavors quickly, and cook in no time on the grill.

Image & Recipe: Damn Delicious

Balsamic And Honey Chicken Skewers

A simple marinade of balsamic, honey, and fresh rosemary is all you need for super impressive chicken skewers.

Image & Recipe: Foodie Crush

Indian Style Beef Satay With Curried Cashew Sauce

These ultra flavorful beef skewers feature a creamy curry cashew sauce that you won’t be able to get enough of.

Image & Recipe: Half Baked Harvest

Chili Garlic Skewers With Greek Yogurt Dip

This tasty marinade has a little kick to it, which is perfectly balanced by an easy Greek yogurt dip.

Image & Recipe: How Sweet It Is

Grilled Caprese Skewers

Sturdy halloumi cheese works great on the grill, and these make a solid vegetarian option or complement to your chosen meat.

Image & Recipe: Foodie Crush

Juicy, Savory, Grilled Kebabs

Traditional ground meat combos make for super juicy, flavorful kebabs. Serve with the accompanying cucumber raita recipe for maximum effect.

Image & Recipe: Steamy Kitchen

Lemon Dill Chicken Skewers

Fresh dill is super underrated, and the perfect complement to lemony barbecue chicken.

Image & Recipe: Savory Sweet Life

Lemon And Garlic Swordfish Skewers

Swordfish is meaty enough to stand up to the grill, and simple Mediterranean seasonings never fail.

Image & Recipe: Cooking For Keeps

Lime And Chile Butter Chicken Skewers

Easy lime and chile butter lends these tons of flavor with minimal effort.

Image & Recipe: Foodie Crush

Steak Skewers With Chimichurri

The perfect chimichurri should be a part of everyone’s culinary arsenal, and these steak skewers are the ideal vehicle to show it off.

Image & Recipe: Jelly Toast

Spring Veggie And Lemon Moroccan Chicken Skewers

Fresh herbs, lemon, Moroccan spices, and a minted goat cheese yogurt dip make these a total crowd pleaser.

Image & Recipe: Half Baked Harvest