Juicy baked salmon kabobs in the oven

Juicy salmon kabobs on skewers baked in the oven with a unique blend of spices and yogurt – a quick and easy baked salmon recipe that turns out to be a delicious appetizer you can’t stop eating!

baked salmon kababs on skewers with onions and peppers

These salmon kabobs in the oven is yet another of my easy healthy low carb salmon recipes. Marinate the salmon and vegetables and pop into the oven- your salmon kabobs on skewers will be done in 15 minutes.

A highly nutritious recipe, this is also a versatile dish – these salmon kebabs on skewers can be had as an appetizer or you can make it a wholesome dinner by serving with a salad and flavored rice. Try these kabobs with coconut-flavored cauliflower rice for a low-carb option. Tastes great!

Salmon has a great flavor on its own, so it needs minimal seasoning which makes it even easier to cook these salmon kabobs in the oven. What more, since salmon has enough fat which also keeps it moist (no worries, it is the heart-healthy unsaturated fat), you don’t even need a grill or a single drop of oil to cook.

Health benefits of salmon

As we all know, salmon is one of the superfoods with numerous health benefits. Salmon is a highly nutritious fish, rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, along with protein, niacin, selenium, magnesium, vitamins B6 and B12. It is also one of the few good sources of vitamin D and has virtually zero carbohydrates, all of which make it one of the healthiest foods.

One of my family’s favorite baked salmon recipes, I love salmon not only for its health benefits but also for its rich flavor and ease of cooking.

Looking for more quick and easy salmon recipes? Check these out:

easy pan-seared salmon with green sauce

garlic butter salmon

pan-seared salmon with mango avocado salsa.

Ingredients for salmon kabobs

Fresh salmon fillets, onions, bell peppers and marinade ingredients – ginger paste, garlic paste, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, chili powder or cayenne pepper, saffron, salt and pepper. You will also need bamboo skewers. Yogurt replaces the fat like oil or butter, so the salmon is baked to soft flaky perfection, and not dry and chewy.

marinated salmon pieces with onions and peppers on bamboo skewers ready to be baked for salmon kabobs

How to cook the kabobs in the oven

Mix all ingredients for the marinade and combine with chopped bite-size pieces of salmon, bell peppers and onions. Marinate for 10 minutes while you preheat the oven. Thread onto skewers and bake at 100°C/ 212°F. DONE!

You are 15 minutes away from enjoying the juicy melt-in-your-mouth salmon kabobs with a bonus of crunchy roasted vegetables.

Tips to cook the best salmon kabobs in the oven

This recipe has no oil, no butter, no cream, yet the kabobs are so creamy. The secret lies in the yogurt that keeps these salmon kabobs tender and juicy. For those of you who have been following this blog, it should come as no surprise since you know my love for yogurt.

Another secret to baking top-notch salmon kabobs is the temperature at which they are cooked and the baking time. The kabobs should not get overcooked and rubbery. The best way to cook the kabobs is at 100°C/ 212°F for 15 minutes.

baked salmon kabobs on skewers with onions and peppers

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baked salmon kabobs in the oven- salmon kabobs on skewers in a white ceramic plate.

Baked Salmon Kabobs in the oven

Juicy salmon kabobs baked in the oven with spices and yogurt that takes just 20 minutes to cook – a quick and easy delicious appetizer you can't stop eating!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 368 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 800 grams salmon fillet 1.8 pounds
  • 2 onions cubed
  • 1 red pepper cubed
  • 1 green pepper cubed
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp chili powder/ cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • salt
  • saffron a few strands

Instructions
 

  • Clean the salmon fillet and chop into 2-inch cubes. Add the cubed vegetables.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients for the marinade. Add the marinade to the salmon and the vegetables and mix well. Marinate for 10 minutes. Soak about 8-10 bamboo skewers in water for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 100°C/ 212°F.
    Thread the salmon with the vegetables onto the skewers as shown.
  • Arrange the skewers on a baking dish or sheet pan and place in the oven. (remember to line the dish with baking paper to catch the drippings so that cleaning up becomes easier)
    Bake for 15 minutes. Check for doneness using a fork to push through the flesh. The salmon kabab should still be pink but should flake easily.
  • Enjoy your juicy baked salmon kababs!

Notes

  • The ginger and garlic pastes can be replaced with the powdered versions. 
  • DO NOT cook at higher than the specified temperature. 
Make-ahead option:
The marinated salmon and vegetables can be refrigerated for 2 days or frozen for a month. Make sure that you thaw them in the refrigerator overnight.
Leftovers:
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated in the oven at the same temperature 100°C/ 212°F until heated through. 
Juicy baked salmon kabobs in the oven
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