When the good weather invites us to enjoy meals outdoors, there is no better way to celebrate than by lighting up the grill to prepare something special. Today I propose a recipe that captures the essence of these moments, Lemon Marinated Salmon Skewers , perfect for cooking on your Le Creuset iron grill or on the traditional barbecue.

This preparation is not only simple and quick, but it also allows you to savor the rich contrast between the citrus of the lemon and the softness of the salmon, enhanced by the characteristic smoky aroma of the grill. Whether you're looking to impress your guests or simply enjoy a light, healthy meal, these skewers promise to become the center of attention on your table. Join me to discover how to transform some simple ingredients into a star dish, worthy of any outdoor celebration.

What to accompany salmon skewers with

An excellent option to accompany these skewers is a fresh green salad ; The lightness and freshness of the salad balances the richness of the salmon, while an olive oil and lemon-based dressing can echo the flavors of the marinade. If you prefer something more substantial, rosemary roasted potatoes may be your best choice, offering a contrast of textures and flavors that complement the salmon without overpowering it.

For those who cannot resist a good portion of carbohydrates, lightly scented jasmine rice or couscous with fresh herbs are accompaniments that harmonize with the delicacy of the main course. Additionally, to add a crunchy and colorful touch to the menu, some roasted vegetables , such as asparagus, peppers and zucchini, can be the perfect garnish.

Don't forget that a good meal always deserves to be accompanied by a drink to match. A fresh, fruity white wine or water flavored with citrus and herbs are ideal options that will refresh your palate and enhance the flavors of your main dish.


For the salmon skewer:

  • 500 g fresh salmon, skin removed
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

To marinate the salmon:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika (optional for color and flavor)

Optional (for the skewers):

  • 2 bell peppers (one red and one green), cut into pieces
  • 1 large onion, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon chopped dill or cilantro


  1. Prepare the marinade: In a large bowl, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, pepper and sweet paprika. Stir well.
  2. Wash the salmon, dry it with kitchen paper and cut it into large cubes.
  3. Marinate the salmon: Add the salmon cubes to the bowl with the marinade. Mix gently so that the salmon is well coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Prepare the skewers: If you use wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes to prevent them from burning on the barbecue or grill. Thread the salmon pieces onto the skewers, alternating with pepper and onion if you want to add the vegetables to the skewer.
  5. Heat the barbecue or iron grill : Prepare your barbecue or grill with medium-high heat and make sure it is very hot before adding the skewers.
  6. Cook the skewers: Place the skewers on the barbecue grill or directly on the iron grill. Cook, turning occasionally, until the salmon is cooked and the vegetables have a nice charred color, about 3-4 minutes per side. Just before finishing, you can brush the skewers with a little more olive oil and lemon juice to add shine and flavor.
  7. Serve: Once cooked, remove the skewers from the barbecue and let them rest for a couple of minutes. Sprinkle with dill or chopped cilantro if you wish and serve hot, accompanied by more lemon wedges.

If you want, you can serve it with yogurt and dill sauce . To prepare it, I leave you here ingredients and preparation:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, very finely chopped or pressed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To prepare the yogurt sauce: in a bowl, mix the yogurt with the dill, lemon juice and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir well until all the ingredients are integrated.

Enjoy your Salmon Skewers on the grill or barbecue with a fresh salad or your favorite side dish for a complete and delicious meal! With or without the yogurt sauce, it is a fabulous dish. I especially like it during the warmer seasons, but it is a dish to enjoy all year round.


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