Got grilled skewers? Then you’ve got a host of dinner opportunities waiting for you in mere moments. Go beyond a simple grilled skewer and sides with our fresh take on tasty ideas you can assemble on any hot summer’s night.
1. Grilled protein-based skewer ideas
Fast and fab chicken skewer pizzas or wraps
Take your grilled chicken skewers, chop the chicken into smaller bite-size pieces and create a quick and easy Chicken Naan Pizza. Keep the grill hot because you can BBQ the naan pizzas in no time for a speedy dinner everyone will love. Or why not use warmed-up naan flatbread as your canvas? Stuff with grilled chicken skewer pieces, your fave hot sauce or Indian-inspired chutney, fresh and pickled veggies, a drizzle of raita and—boom!—you’re golden.
Taco Tuesday any night
If you’ve got skewers of grilled beef, salmon, shrimp, pork, chicken, or lamb, you’re halfway to dinner. Slice up the protein of your choice, warm up some fresh flour or corn tortillas, get some prepared guacamole, fresh veggies, and the hot sauce of your choice or try your hand at homemade Fresh Grape Tomato Salsa and you’ve got taco night—any night! Or take a shortcut with our sweet and spicy pepper kabob to make a quick salsa: Grill, coarsely chop the vegetables, then mix them in a bowl with a splash of Panache Extra Virgin Olive Oil and chopped fresh cilantro for a delicious grilled sweet and spicy pepper salsa perfect for tacos or fajitas! Looking for more great skewer ideas? We’ve to eighty of them right here!
2. Grilled veggie skewer ideas
Looking to take a basic grilled veggie skewer to the next level? We’ve got you!
Fresh dinner bowls
Use cooked rice noodles or rice (brown, sushi, long grain) as your base layer. Top with grilled veggies removed from their skewer, such as our mushroom, pepper and onion skewer, mixed mushroom variety, or sweet and spicy pepper skewer. Add grilled chicken, shrimp, or tofu cubes, top with fresh veggie slivers and your favourite hot sauce or this Ginger-Peanut Dressing and you’ve got a quick and easy fresh bowl.
Fresh dinner salads
Who says salads are boring? Take this simple side and boost it to dinner-plate-worthy levels. Wash and dry your favourite greens, layer on grilled veggie skewers—like our beet, peppers and onion version—drizzle with homemade Red Pepper-Almond Sauce, add the grilled protein of your choice and a squeeze of fresh lemon. Fresh, fast, and fabulous.
3. Grilled fruit skewer ideas
Grilled fruit skewers get a multipurpose makeover in tasty ways that are sure to delight.
Take dessert up a notch
You’ve got fresh fruit skewers, such as our tropical fruit or strawberry/pineapple/honeydew/cantaloupe/kiwi skewer, and you’re wondering if you need a little something extra to take this from good to great. If there are kids in your clan, this quick Easy Chocolate Sauce is perfect for dipping fresh or grilled fruit. The adults might prefer this Sweet Lime-Ginger Sauce that’s ideal over a scoop of coconut ice cream and topped with warm grilled tropical fruit.
Sweet-savoury fruit salsas
If you’re serving grilled chicken, chops, or seafood, a salsa is the perfect topper to set off a summer meal. You can use this Nectarine Salsa as your guide and swap out the nectarines and cherries for our pineapple and peppers kabob. Or coarsely chop the grilled pineapple and veg skewer, mix in a bowl with chopped fresh parsley and green onions and a splash of Panache Extra Virgin Olive Oil for a delicious grilled pineapple salsa. Consider this your secret fresh summer recipe!