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25 BEST Sides For Kabobs You Just Can’t Pass Up!

Are you planning to make Kabobs the main course this weekend? We have a great list of sides for kabobs to inspire you!

Kabobs, also known as Shish Kabobs, is a popular Greek dish having its origin in the middle eastern countries.

Kabobs are prepared by grilling pieces of meat, vegetable, or fish mounted on skewers with a large number of variations in ingredients and seasonings that are available throughout the world.

Planning for a delicious meal with mouth-watering kabobs may leave you wondering what goes with kabobs as a side dish?


You can try soups like Pumpkin Soup or Coconut Lime Curry Soup.

If you are looking for salads then there are options like Greek Pasta Salad, Apple Spinach Salad, or Brussel Sprouts Salad.


Want something simple then try out Coconut Rice or Fruit Kabobs.

Check out our complete list of sides for kabobs and you are sure to find something that matches your taste buds and mood this weekend.

This Potato Salad is a variation of the classic french potato salads with no mayonnaise and lots of herbs.

Unlike traditional potato salads, this mayo-free yet slightly creamy salad contains lemon juice instead of vinegar which gives it an additional fresh and appetizing flavor.

This is a go-to side dish with kabobs for everyone because it’s super easy and not to mention highly flavorful.

The super-easy Greek Pasta Salad is an ideal side dish that can be prepared ahead of time for any barbeque and kabobs.

A delicious combination of soft pasta with juicy tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and cheese all mixed in a Greek dressing makes a perfect succulent side dish for any event.

You can also add grilled meat such as chicken to make it a complete meal instead of a side dish, it will taste best with or without meat.

Another easy and quick salad to serve with your kabobs is this apple spinach salad which can easily be varied with your favorite add-ins. 

Fresh ingredients like baby spinach, sliced apples, goat cheese or feta, dried cranberries, and sliced onions are tossed in apple cider vinaigrette.

You can also add toasted nuts and other dried fruits with other types of cheese to make variations of this endlessly flexible salad.

Whether your kabobs have chicken, fish, vegetables, or shrimp, an all-time favorite side dish with them is Coconut Rice.

As simple as the name suggests, this side dish has only two ingredients which are rice and coconut milk.

Try to add diluted milk to get those fluffy instead of gluey coconut rice every single time.

Another rice side dish that goes good with kabobs is Rice Pilaf which is simple, easy, flavorful and lets your main course shine.

Remember to use long grain rice to get perfect rice pilaf every single time.

There is great room for variation in this one also with additions like shallots, celery, carrots, and garlic to enhance the flavor.

One more easy side dish for kabobs especially when you have leftover pesto in your refrigerator is Pesto Lemon Rice.

Appetizing flavors of basil and lemon are enhanced when mixed with pesto in these rice and make a fabulous side dish for any kind of protein.

Looking for a crave-able side dish to go with those delicious kabobs, your search is finally over with this flavorful spiced rice which is loaded with shallots, dates, and crispy chickpeas.

A blend of different spices like cumin, cinnamon, coriander, and cardamom gives it a perfect warm flavor to accompany your tender meat on those skewers.

Kabob side dishes that we have seen so far were all rice dishes and salads, now we have a variation with sweet potatoes.

All you have to do is slice your sweet potatoes, toss them with olive oil with a  slight seasoning and just grill them alongside your kabobs to make a quick yet flavorsome side dish.

You might want to consider this Toasted Orzo with a nutty flavor and a Mediterranean style with any variation of kabobs.

It will take you only three main ingredients which are sun-dried tomatoes, grated parmesan, orzo pasta, and only 15 minutes to make a mouth-watering side dish.

Short on time then just give it a try and let it steal the show with your main protein. 

Looking for something unique to pair with your kabobs then try out the super easy lemon couscous.

All you need is Moroccan Couscous, lemon, and some seasoning to create a bright flavor that can pair well with almost any main dish on your menu.

Are you still confused and thinking about what to eat with kabobs?

Then blend in 7 ingredients and you can savor a perfect, rich, and flavorful brussel sprout salad with your kabobs that will be loved by anyone on the table.

Lemon, cranberries, Brussel sprouts, and salty cheese combine together to form an addictive combination that can also be prepared many hours ahead of meals.

This chewy and delicious salad is a breeze to put together.

Name any Mediterranean cuisine and it will be considered incomplete without the greek tzatziki sauce.

Greek Yogurt is the main ingredient in this delicious and savory sauce which gives it a very refreshing taste but if you can’t find Greek yogurt then you can also remove moisture from plain yogurt to get the exact consistency and taste of this sauce.

Are you a fan of potatoes and super simple side dishes that let your main course shine yet add tastefulness to your meals?

This easiest side dish will require potatoes and some seasoning and you will get crispy wedges, savory on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

You can always add bread as a side dish with your kabobs and choosing Garlic Bread will be a wise decision because of the delightful flavor it offers. 

The perfect balance of buttery garlic richness found in the restaurants can now be replicated in your homes too. 

If you plan to grill your side dish along with your kabobs then another fantastic option on our list is these grilled pineapples.

The pineapples are dipped in a mixture of butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and lime and are then grilled to make a mouth-watering side dish you will always crave for.

Tabouli which is aka Tabbouleh is a lemon-rich and super green salad of Lebanese origin.

This can be paired with kabobs as a side dish or an appetizer.

Fresh green vegetables and freshly squeezed lemon juice combine to make a refreshing and awesome flavor.

If you are thinking of pairing your kabobs with a soup then you have to try this sweet and savory curried pumpkin soup with lime and cashews.

This rich creamy bowl of soup is merged with all the five flavors that are salty, sour, sweet, umami, and bitter.

Another soup to use as a side dish with your kabobs can be this slightly sweet yet savory coconut and chicken curry soup.

Garnish it with green onions and toasted coconuts and this bowl of goodness is sure to excite your taste buds.

Give your meal a traditional touch with this typical Greek salad called Horiatiki.

Get some fresh vegetables like tomatoes and cucumbers with cheese and seasoning and you can devour this salad with your kabobs.

Every single bite of this rich side dish will remind your taste buds of the Mediterranean flavors.

You can also add variety to your vegetable and meat skewers by adding some colorful fruit kabobs.

You can grill pineapple, peaches, strawberries, melons, apples, and bananas.


Mix some color variations to give your meal a delightful and appetizing look.

Why not prepare these Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms alongside your kabobs and make your meal super flavorful?

You will need mushrooms, some cheese, and sausages and your side dish is ready for grilling.

This extremely easy, simple, and absolutely amazing corn and bacon side dish is a treat that your taste buds will always remember.

All you need is corn, bacon, butter, and black pepper and you can enjoy your delicious and amazing side dish with your kabobs.

23. Pesto

Another traditional pair for your kabobs is pesto sauce.

The original name of this sauce is “pesto alla genovese,”.

Use fresh basil and a good quality parmesan cheese to get the best flavor of this appetizing sauce.

Soft and buttery, not to mention flaky and fresh dinner rolls can also make a great pair with your kabobs.

Soft Dinner Rolls will need a rich dough with more fat.

The perfect dinner rolls are only 7 ingredients away, including milk, flour, yeast, sugar, salt, one egg, and butter.

Roasted Asparagus can also be what goes good with kabobs since they add a green tinge to the red meats on the skewers.

These roasted asparagus are deliciously seasoned with sesame seed and sesame oil.

The bottom line

No matter whether you have veggies or meat of any kind on your skewers there can be many great options for side dishes for kabobs.

Try out one or two of these yummy kabob sides the next time you’re having kabobs!”

25 BEST Sides For Kabobs

25 BEST Sides For Kabobs

25 of the Best Sides For Kabobs include many fantastic options to pair with your kabobs no matter what choice of protein you choose!

Ingredients

  • Herbed Potato Salad
  • Greek Pasta Salad
  • Apple Spinach Salad
  • Coconut Rice
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Pesto Lemon Rice
  • Chickpea Spiced Rice
  • Grilled Sweet Potatoes
  • Toasted Orzo
  • Lemon Couscous
  • Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad
  • Tzatziki
  • Potato Wedges
  • Garlic Bread
  • Grilled Pineapple
  • Tabouli
  • Pumpkin Soup
  • Coconut Lime Chicken Curry Soup
  • Horiatiki
  • Grilled Fruit
  • Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Corn And Bacon Side Dish
  • Pesto
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Roasted Asparagus

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