Tasty Cajun Salmon Kabobs

salmon kabobs

Love these simple colorful salmon Kabobs with a Cajun twist! Quick and easy, this healthy dish is perfect for your next outdoor event!

If you use wooden skewers and are wondering how to keep the salmon from sticking to them, we recommend you soak the skewers in water for about 30 minutes before threading the salmon onto them. This will help both the wood from burning and the salmon from sticking.

What type of salmon works best when making kabobs? We like to use salmon fillets because they hold together nicely when cubed. And we think fresh, wild-caught salmon provides the best flavor and texture.


Tasty Grilled Cajon Salmon Kabobs

We love these easy grilled salmon Kabobs! Simple to make, colorful and delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine cajun, seafood
Servings 6


  • 1 onion large
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 zucchini (optional)
  • 6 skinless, boneless salmon fillets cut in 1" pieces
  • Cajun seasoning I like to use SLAP YA MAMA brand seasoning to save time, but if you have the time and interest to make your own, check out our recipe at the bottom!
  • 1 lemon wedge for garnish


  • Preheat barbeque or chargrill on medium-high.
  • Thread salmon cubes onto skewers, then pieces of onion, peppers, and tomatoes. (Sometimes I add zucchini too if I have it in the house!) Repeat to make 12 kabobs. 
  • Cook 3-5 minutes on each side for medium cooked.
  • Transfer to a plate, cover with foil, and set aside for 5 minutes to rest. Add lemon for garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy! (We like to serve with corn on the cob and a salad)

salmon kabobs, slap ya mama

Homemade Cajun Spice Recipe

*Prefer to make your own Cajun spice? That way you can make it as spicy or mild as you like!

Stir all ingredients together until evenly blended. Store in an airtight container.

2 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic powder
2 1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

FAQS About Salmon Kabobs

Here are some commonly asked questions about salmon kabobs and their answers.

How long should I marinate salmon kabobs?

Marinating time varies depending on the recipe, but we typically recommend marinating salmon kabobs for at least 30 minutes to an hour. This amount of time allows the flavors to penetrate the fish. Avoid marinating for too long, as the acidic ingredients in marinades can start to “cook” the salmon, giving it a mushy texture.

Can I grill salmon kabobs indoors?

Absolutely! Using a grill pan or an indoor electric grill works well. Just make sure to preheat and lightly oil the pan or grill to prevent sticking.

How do I know when grilled salmon kabobs are done?

Depending on the size of the salmon cubes and the heat of your grill, they usually take about 8-10 minutes to cook through. Salmon is cooked when it turns opaque and easily flakes with a fork.

What are some good side dishes to serve with salmon kabobs?

The possibilities are endless! Rice pilaf, grilled vegetables, corn on the cob, a fresh green salad, or a side of tzatziki sauce are all excellent accompaniments to salmon kabobs.

Can I make salmon kabobs ahead of time?

You can assemble the kabobs ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator for up to a few hours before cooking. Keep in mind, however, if you’re using wooden skewers, it’s best to wait to thread the salmon cubes onto them until you’re ready to cook.

How can I prevent the salmon from overcooking on the grill?

Make sure your grill is at the correct temperature (medium-high heat) and avoid leaving the kabobs on for too long to avoid overcooking. Keep an eye on them so you can remove them from the grill as soon as they’re cooked through.

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