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 skewer recipe overview
These salmon kabobs in the oven is yet another of my easy healthy low-carb salmon recipes. (Like the citrus-marinated salmon and pan-seared salmon with salsa.) 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.
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. Yogurt replaces the fat like oil or butter, so the salmon is baked to soft flaky perfection, and not dry and chewy.
How to cook salmon 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.
What do you eat salmon kebabs with?
- Enjoy on its own as an appetizer.
- lemon garlic quinoa as a healthy protein-rich dinner.
- vibrant lentil salad or simple Indian chickpea salad for a healthy low carb Indian dinner.
- beet orange salad.
- no-mayo coleslaw.
- cauliflower rice stir fry for a low-carb dinner.
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