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Appetizing Kebab Recipes To Try At Home

Appetizing Kebab Recipes To Try At Home

Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start grilling! It can be hard to find a variety in our grill foods, and we might always stick to the same reliable, yet boring, recipes. Shake it up at home with these delicious kebab recipes!

1. Sirloin Kebabs

Sirloin Kebab Recipe

    Peppers, grape tomatoes, pork sirloin, and of course pineapples come together to make this an amazingly juicy and delicious kebab recipe that’s perfect to grill on any day. Don’t forget to let it marinate overnight, and add some onions for even more healthy flavor!

    2. Perfect Chicken Kebabs

    Perfect Chicken Kebabs Recipe

      Prefer chicken over pork? Give these chicken kebabs a try. I like to add pineapple to any kebabs, so I think it would make a great addition here.

      3. Bacon Pineapple Kebab

      Bacon Pineapple Kebabs Recipe

        What kind of cookout would it be without bacon? This recipe even shows you how to make a delicious Hawaiian sauce to glaze the kebab when you’re done – so good!

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        4. Vegetable Kebabs

        Vegetable Kebabs Recipe

          If you’re vegetarian and would like to skip the meaty bits, a good veggie kebab recipe is a must. These also make a great side dish or snack to pick at while waiting for the main course!

          5. Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs

          Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs Recipe

            These are my favorite. Teriyaki sauce always adds tons of flavor. You can never go wrong with a good Asian style dish!

            6. Sambal Chicken Skewers

            Samba Chicken Kebabs Recipe

              Like a little spice in your food? This recipe combines brown sugar and sriracha to make a spicy, tasty glaze.

              7. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Skewers

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              Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Skewers Recipe

                Bacon strikes again! (We’re starting to see a theme here…) This time we’ve added a healthy addition of asparagus. Simple, yet delicious.

                8. Grilled Salmon Kebabs

                Grilled Salmon Kebabs Recipe

                  If you’re a seafood lover like me, you’ll really enjoy this kebab recipe. Salmon paired with a few cuts of lemon and topped with oregano. It’s delicious.

                  9. Rainbow Veggie Skewers

                  Rainbow Veggie Skewers Recipe

                    Here’s another veggie kebab; only this one is much better for those who are looking for something to really impress with their presentation skills! Lay these out on a tray and you’re sure to start a few conversations.

                    10. BBQ Chicken Kebabs

                    BBQ Chicken Kebabs Recipe

                      Here we have the good old fashioned BBQ chicken kebabs. No list of kebab recipes (or any other grill foods, for that matter) would be complete without a little BBQ sauce.

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                      11. Honey Sriracha Shrimp Kebabs

                      Honey Sriracha Shrimp Kebabs

                        A little bit of spicy, and a little bit of sweet. The perfect combination to satisfy your pallet, while not being too difficult to cook. Besides, who doesn’t love sea food?

                        12. Seekh Kebabs

                        Seekh Kebabs Recipe

                          If you’re feeling a little adventurous and have a desire for something a little different, these seekh kebabs are the perfect recipe for you! An amazing blend of mutton and herbs creates a taste you’ll never forget.

                          13. Grilled Chili Chicken Skewers with Cilantro Lime Pesto

                          Grilled Chili Chicken Skewers with Cilantro Lime Pesto

                            As if chili chicken wasn’t delicious enough, this recipe adds a delicious cilantro lime pesto to garnish and enhance the flavor. Kebabs never tasted so good.

                            14. Bacon Bourbon BBQ Chicken Kebabs

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                            BACON BOURBON BBQ CHICKEN KEBABS

                              Bacon, bourbon, and BBQ? What more could you ask for? It’s not officially summer until you start cooking with BBQ sauce and bourbon, right? These would even be good if you put them on a hoagie roll with some onions and peppers.

                              15. Sausage & Broccoli Kebabs

                              Broccoli and Sausage Kebab Recipe

                                This one reminds me of Italian wedding soup on a stick. The broccoli is a really nice touch with the sausage and tomatoes. Wrap the sausage in bacon or spinach leaves for even more flavor and some vitamin A!

                                Now you have 15 kebab recipes you can cook at home during the grilling season. If you need help learning to cook the perfect kebab, this free guide will help. Happy grilling!

                                Featured photo credit: Stephanie McCabe via unsplash.com

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                                How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                                We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                                We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                                So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                                Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                                What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                                Boundaries are limits

                                —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                                Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                                Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                                Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                                Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                                How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                                Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                                1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                                Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                                You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                                To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                                You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                                • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                                • When do you feel disrespected?
                                • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                                • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                                • When do you want to be alone?
                                • How much space do you need?

                                You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                                2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                                Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                                Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                                3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                                Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                                That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                                Sample language:

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                                • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                                • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                                • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                                • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                                • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                                • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                                • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                                Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                                4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                                Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                                Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                                Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                                We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                                It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                                It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                                Final Thoughts

                                Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                                Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                                Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                                The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                                Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                                Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                                They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

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