Summer Grilling: Rainbow Salmon Skewers Recipe

Rainbow Salmon Skewers Recipe

Summer is grilling season! If you’re looking for something new to grill, try this fun rainbow salmon skewers recipe! This recipe is low sugar, very high in protein, and packed with flavor. Try topping salad, brown or wild rice, couscous or quinoa, with these delicious skewers for a quick, filling meal.

Rainbow Salmon Skewers Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 12 oz. salmon filet
  • 1/2 each of a red, green, yellow and orange pepper
  • 1/4 large red onion
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • Salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 lemon


  1. Cut the salmon into 1 1/2 inch chunks. You will need approximately 12 pieces. 
  2. Cut the peppers into 1 1/2 inch square pieces. 
  3. Cut the red onion into similar sized chunks and separate the layers. 
  4. Thread your skewers alternately with the onions and peppers, and then the salmon. Leave some room at the base so you can handle them easily. 
  5. Brush the skewers liberally on both sides with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and fresh ground black pepper. 
  6. Cook on a hot grill, turning once, until the fish is cooked through and the veggies are softened a bit. Don’t overcook!
  7. Serve with a squeeze of lemon.

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Sarah Brunner Registered Dietician at Elite Sports Clubs

Written by Sarah Brunner, RDN, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Registered Dietitian

Sarah is certified in food allergies/intolerances and nutritional counseling, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; has a certificate in Dietetics from Mount Mary University; and a BA in Education and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

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