Za’atar salmon skewers with turmeric rice! A flavorful, nourishing meal with some of my favorite middle eastern flavors.
Za’atar Salmon Skewers
These delicious salmon skewers, or salmon kebabs, are the perfect summer meal. You can serve them over your favorite salad, but my personal favorite is with spiced turmeric rice.
The salmon cubes are marinated in a lemon za’atar mixture, and come out so crispy and juicy.
You can grill them on a barbecue, grill pan, or skip the skewers completely and just pan-fry them until they’re golden brown.
The savory za’atar spice mix is one of my favorites for fish and veggies, and pairs so well with the creamy yogurt dill sauce.
How to make Za’atar Salmon Skewers
- Start by marinating skinless salmon cubes and vegetables of choice in a mixture of mayo, lemon juice, za’atar, garlic, salt and pepper.
- Let it sit in the fridge while you prepare the turmeric rice
- Layer your skewers with thinly sliced vegetables, the marinated salmon, and folded lemon slices
- Grill the skewers on a grill pan or barbecue, serve over your rice and top with the yogurt dill sauce
This dish is packed with so much flavor, and made from the simplest ingredients!
If you plan to grill these on a barbecue, be sure to soak the wooden skewers in water to prevent them from burning. If you wanted to save some time, you can skip the skewers and pan-fry (or air fry!) the salmon bites in a large oiled pan.
Either way, you guys are going to love this easy recipe! Be sure to tag me on Instagram if you try it 🙂