The Happy Diabetic Chef’s Salmon Skewers of Love

salmon skewers

My salmon skewers of love recipe is perfect even for those who have little experience cooking. The extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and lemon give the salmon a clean, fresh taste, and the brightly colored veggies add texture and flavor.


Servings: 4-6 skewers


  • 2  8-ounce salmon filets (see if your grocery store butcher or fish monger can skin them for you)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 green peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 large portobello mushroom or one 8oz container white button mushrooms
  • 6 bamboo skewers


  1. Skin the salmon if your butcher hasn’t already done the job for you, and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Mix garlic, olive oil, basil and lemon juice in a bowl. Add the salmon pieces to the bowl, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Place bamboo skewers in cold water for at least 30 minutes (this will keep them from burning).
  4. Cut all the veggies into 1-inch pieces.
  5. Take the marinated salmon out of the fridge.
  6. If you’re cooking the skewers in the oven, pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees. If you’re grilling them, turn your grill on to medium-high (around 425-450 degrees).
  7. Build your skewers, alternating between peppers, onions, mushrooms, and salmon.
  8. Place on the grill for 8-10 minutes, turning often (use tongs or an oven mitt to protect your fingers) or place on a baking sheet in the oven for 10-12 minutes.


Approximate nutrition for 1 skewer (but it depends on how  you build it):

Calories: 266, Fat: 19g, Carbs: 6.5g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 18g

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