How often do you make homemade kebabs? Probably not often enough!
These skewers are super simple to throw together and are charred to perfection on the grill, in a matter of minutes.
Welcome summer with a smile by bookmarking these mushroom-inspired kebab recipes!
1. Portabella Fajita Kebabs
Take all of your favorite fajita ingredients and line ‘em on a kebab stick! Start by dicing up some zesty red onion and jalapeños for a sharp kick. Add some boldly colored red, yellow and orange peppers, and let’s not forget some savory mushrooms. Baby Bellas make for great bite-size chunks— and when paired with your choice of meat, give your kebab a burst of texture and rich flavor. What makes these delights so indulgent is the baste: a bright cilantro lime dressing. Smother it generously to “fajita” the right way.
- 16 oz Monterey® Portabella mushrooms* (or substitute with Baby Bellas)
- 1 each red, yellow and orange bell pepper
- 1 large jalapeño (optional)
- 1 medium red onion
- 16-32 oz shrimp (jumbo or large are recommended), steak or chicken (or other meat of your choice)
*Our Monterey® Sliced Baby Bella, whole Portabella mushrooms, and Portabella caps are also available nationwide in High Vitamin D varieties, in both 8 oz and 16 oz packages. Check out where you can buy your vitamin-rich mushrooms here.
CILANTRO LIME DRESSING
- 2 cups fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, peeled and sliced
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 2 tsp maple syrup or honey
- ½ tsp ground coriander
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
2. Salmony Lemon Mushroom Kebabs
If you’re a fish-lover, these salmon kebabs have your name written all over them. These grill-ready sticks make for a rather healthy meal, as they feature nutritious asparagus, hearty mushrooms and bright red grape tomatoes— all with a lovely lemon undertone. Did you know that both salmon and mushrooms offer antioxidant effects, which can help to reduce inflammation? Brushed in extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper, this is one mouthwatering summer treat.
Your quantity will depend on how many kebabs you want to grill. From small family gatherings to big summer cookouts, make as many or as few skewers as you prefer!
- Monterey® Baby Bella mushrooms*
- Grape tomatoes
*Our Monterey® Sliced Baby Bella mushrooms are also available nationwide in High Vitamin D varieties, in both 8 oz and 16 oz packages. Check out where you can buy your vitamin-rich mushrooms here.
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Lemon juice, for garnish
3. Steak & Portabella Mushrooms Kebabs
These kebabs are a grilling twist on an American favorite: steak and mushrooms. But it’s not exactly easy to walk around the backyard trying to cut a big piece of steak on a flimsy paper plate.
So instead of serving the traditional slab, “wow” guests at your cookout with these tender, bite-size pieces. They’re easy to walk around with, share or slide off the skewer for pre-cut kid-sized portions.
The hearty Portabellas add a deeper, richer umami flavor than traditional Baby Bellas and steak. Plus, there’s virtually no preparation needed on picnic day! Just place the skewers on the grill and go.
- 16 oz Monterey® Sliced Portabella Mushroom* pack, cubed
- 1 lb of Sirloin or Skirt steak, cut 1 inch thick
*Our Monterey® Sliced Portabella mushrooms are also available nationwide in High Vitamin D varieties, in both 8 oz and 16 oz packages. Check out where you can buy your vitamin-rich mushrooms here.
MUSHROOM MARINADE INGREDIENTS
- 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 6 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 6 tbsp soy sauce
- 4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
STEAK MARINADE INGREDIENTS
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
4. Chicken Caesar Kebabs with Grilled Romaine
All you need for these yummy chicken Caesar salad kebabs are some veggies, mushrooms, and roasted chicken breast. Of course, you’ll need to make a marinade, but we kept it simple. Whereas a traditional Caesar dressing contains Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and black pepper, we know that can be a lot to mix. That’s why we simplified our Caesar marinade, so you can buy a premade dressing and just grab some extra ingredients.
These grilled chicken and mushroom kebabs make an excellent side, and the warmed romaine hearts pair perfectly for a healthier salad pairing. Heck, you could even bring a huge tub of romaine to your cookout and slide your grilled kebab fixings off the skewers to eat just on top of a salad. The choice is yours! Either way, this is one creative chicken salad your picnic guests are sure not to forget!
- 16 oz Monterey® Sliced White Mushroom* pack, cubed
- 1 lb of chicken breast
- 1 red onion
- 1 pack of grape tomatoes
- 1 two or three-pack of romaine hearts
- Croutons, optional for salad (omit for gluten-free)
*Our Monterey® Sliced White mushrooms are also available nationwide in High Vitamin D varieties, in both 8 oz and 16 oz packages. Check out where you can buy your vitamin-rich mushrooms here.
CAESAR MARINADE INGREDIENTS
- 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 6 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup Caesar dressing (not creamy!)
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
5. Hawaiian Mushroom Kebab
Teriyaki is quite an interesting flavor: a combination of both sweet and sour, with a touch of salt and an equally scrumptious hint of honey. These Hawaiian kebabs owe their incredible taste to their teriyaki baste, but even the best sauce needs to be paired with the right ingredients. Say aloha to some bright pineapple chunks, which are warmed and charred to bring out all the lush, tropical juices. Paired with red pepper, sweet onion and mushrooms, you get a myriad of textures on each skewer— for a taste of the island life right at home.
- 1 lb Monterey® Baby Bella mushrooms*
- 1 large red bell pepper
- 1 medium sweet yellow onion
- 1 small fresh pineapple**
- 6-8 12-inch wooden or metal skewers
*Our Monterey® Baby Bella mushrooms are also available nationwide in sliced High Vitamin D varieties, in both 8 oz and 16 oz packages. Check out where you can buy your vitamin-rich mushrooms here.
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed down firmly in the measuring cup
- 1 cup mirin (or substitute with 1 cup of white wine or dry sherry)
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
Ready to keep grilling? Here are our favorite mushroom-friendly recipes to enjoy on the grill this summer.
If you loved these toasty kebabs, we have an entire cookbook packed with all five of these kebab recipes and more charred favorites, including kebabs like:
- Blackened Cajun Catfish & Mushroom Kebabs
- Antipasto Kebabs
- And more!
Download our ebook, 10 Ways to Kebab, for free today.