Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Best Paleo Shish Kabobs Ever


Spring has finally sprung in Southeast Wisconsin. While it is still a bit chilly, it's time to fire up the grill and add one of my favorite dinners into the rotation - Shish Kabobs!



Here is what you need to make a colorful, flavorful, and healthy meal perfect for the grill. This recipe makes about 6 Kabobs. We double this recipe and it is enough for the four of us with lots of leftovers for the next day's lunch.

1.5 lbs beef or chicken
4 peppers of any color
1 8oz package button mushrooms
1 large onion
(Other veggies welcome! Zucchini is a great idea or cherry tomatoes. We just don't like grilled tomatoes and our local grocery store was out of zucchini. I know - WHAT?!)

For the marinade:
2/3 c lemon juice
4 TBSP olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp sea salt

You also need 6 skewers. You can buy wooden ones at the store, but I highly recommend purchasing metal ones. You need to soak the wood ones in water so they do not burn, but they still caught on fire for us.

Mix all marinade ingredients in a large bowl.





Cut the meat into chunks. Make sure they aren't too small as you don't want them falling off the skewers.




Add the meat to the marinade and mix well. Let the meat soak in the delicious juices 8 hours or overnight.




Preheat your grill to medium heat. Cut your veggies. Again, make sure the pieces are large enough so they do not fall off the skewers.



Once you are done chopping, it's time to assemble the kabobs! There is no right or wrong way here.  You can put all chicken on some, all peppers on some, or alternate them. That's what I do.





Save the remaining marinade. Toss the kabobs on the grill and brush on the remaining marinade. Cook the Kabobs for approximately 4 minutes per side until the chicken is no longer pink. I LOVE The 'Ove' Glove for flipping them.


Once they are done, bring those babies in and it is time to eat!




Grill these up tonight!



31 comments:

  1. This is a paleo dish?!? These look delicious and so easy to make. With BBQ season right around the corner these are being added to my must make list.

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    1. They sure are! Enjoy every last bite.

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  2. Kabobs are BIG in our house. My kids love when we start making them for the season. Yours sound so good.

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  3. Love kabobs - especially in the summer! These are so healthy and good for you - and still are super delish!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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  4. I'm guessing if you add sauces and such that it would be nonpaleo? I don't know much about it but I am intrigued.

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    1. It depends on the sauce. Most contain sugar, grains, and unhealthy oils. Those would be a no.

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  5. Oh my gosh. This look so good. We love Kabobs and I want to try this recipe!

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  6. OOh I would love to make a veggie version of these kebabs! I love adding sweet peppers too x

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  7. Substitute tofu or extra veggies and I am down with this! Seriously BBQ kabobs are a favourite in our household! Esp as summer is coming!

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  8. These look amazing. I love anything with chicken and mushrooms. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love anything kabobs, but I never would have thought that this would have been a Paleo dish. For some reason I always thought that Paleo meals were tasteless. You sure had me fooled. I'll be grilling up a storm this summer and this is on the list.

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  10. I make my own kebabs on a wooden stick. Kinda looks a bit shabby compared to these ones. Really must make more of an effort.

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    1. Nothing wrong with wooden sticks, they just always catch on fire for us! These are too good to let them become engulfed in flames.

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  11. I would never have guessed this was a paleo dish! I love the marinade, we love anything lemon in our home!

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  12. I love kebabs and would of never have guessed that they are a paleo dish. Thanks for sharing as they look so divine!

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  13. I can't wait till we get a grill. These kabobs look amazing. I've been wanting to make something like this.

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  14. Oh yum! These look awesome! I haven't had shish kabobs in so long! I think I will try this recipe, thanks!

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  15. I would love to make these shish kabobs! They are simple, delicious, and healthy too! One of my favorite things about the warm weather is getting our grill fired up too!

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  16. These look delish! I am adding these to my summer grilling list. :)

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  17. I'm so excited grilling season has begun. I love making veggie kabobs for me and chicken or seafood for the family.

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  18. These shish kabobs look absolutely amazing! I wish I could make them tonight!

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  19. This is amazing !!!! And something bawesone I can fix for when my sister comes over love it definitely doing it.

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  20. I'm looking forward to trying this! I'm really happy that I can make it for dinner and it looks so good my kids won't know it's Paleo. (Teenagers...lol)

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  21. This looks really good. I can't wait to try this. I've always wondered about paleo food.

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    1. Paleo food is just food! :) My typical dinners are Steak with asparagus, beef roast and cooked carrots, grilled chicken and peppers, and these kabobs just to name a few things. Think 'Meat, vegetable and potato - minus the potato'.

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  22. these look so good and definitely don't look paleo! I would cook everything on the grill if I could - so good

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  23. I love kabobs...especially when they are this colorful. Delicious and healthy, what more could you ask for

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  24. Normally I'm not a fan of anything paleo but these look really good. Can't wait to break out the BBQ for some kabobs

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  25. Shish kabobs are such fun food, and I love that they can be customized to meet everyone's desires! They are also a fabulous way to convince kids of the merits of huge chunks of vegetables, since everything is better eaten on a stick, right?

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  26. These look delicious! The red and yellow peppers add some tasty bright colors. Letting the meat marinate for a long time probably really adds a ton of flavor.

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  27. One of my favorite things about Summer, aside from the weather of course, is grilling! I love to eat and I love just about anything grilled. During the summer I always eat really healthy because I grill just about everything, every single day.

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