Shish Kabob Marinade Recipe

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Shish Kabob Marinade Recipe

Ahhh, grilling – who doesn’t love the way it creates a feeling of relaxed celebration? I love the sound of steak or chicken sizzling and the smell of caramelized onions wafting through the air, but not quite as much as I love knowing that my kitchen will still be clean when dinner is over. Priorities, right? 🙂

When I posted a photo of shish kabob veggies marinating on Instagram earlier this week a couple of you asked for the recipe, so here it is! It’s pretty simple but we love it, and I hope your family does, too.

Also, quick tip: If you’re tired of pulling skewers off the grill only to discover that the onions are still crunchy and the cherry tomatoes are mushy blobs, try placing just one ingredient on each skewer. I’ve found that it’s much easier to cook everything just right that way. After we pull everything off the grill we just pile it in a serving dish and let everyone choose what they want. Easy peasy!

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Shish Kabob Marinade Recipe

Makes approximately 1 1/4 cups
Calories 0kcal
Author Mommypotamus




  • Blend ingredients together with a blender or immersion blender and then combine with meat and veggies. Though most methods suggest placing the meat/veggies and marinade in a ziploc bag so that the food marinates evenly, I prefer to avoid plastic when possible. Instead, I place everything in a large bowl and pour the marinade over the top. After giving it a good stir, I place the bowl in the fridge to marinate for 1-4 hours, stirring occasionally.


Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

While I love the sound of sizzling steak and the feeling of relaxed celebration that outdoor grilling brings, lets be real. The BEST part of grilling is that my kitchen is mostly clean when the meal is done. :) This is one of my favorite shish kabob marinade recipes!

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Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world. 

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6 thoughts on “Shish Kabob Marinade Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Great idea for putting only one ingredient on each skewer. Different ingredients have different cooking needs.

  2. Wonderful idea! We are having a BBQ here next week, and I’m thinking it’s too cold for just salad, I want hot veggies! (We’re in Australia, still middle of winter!) Silly question, but approx how many “kabobs” will this make? And what veggies have you used… Is that white onion in the front?

    • That’s a great question. I typically just fill up a medium bowl with steak and veggies then pour this marinade over, so I haven’t measured exactly how many kabobs it makes. I’d say some of that depends on the particular veggies you use since some absorb better than others: I typically use onion (red and white), bell peppers, summer squash, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes plus steak or chicken. Altogether it’s probably about 6-8 cups at least.

  3. 5 stars
    Thanks for the marinade recipe! Sounds delicious and A LOT cheaper than buying it ready made! Will make it tomorrow for our Memorial Day cookout.

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is fantastic! The grilled food came out delicious. I would highly recommend! I will be using this recipe over and over again.