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Salmon Kebabs with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

Karen Miller
Salmon Kebabs with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

This simple and flavorful recipe combines salmon, which is high in omega-3 fatty acids with garlic, spices and fresh vegetables. The recipe is from Simple Cooking with Heart, a program of the American Heart Association.


1 lb. salmon cut into 1” x 1” pieces

4 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

½ tsp. fresh oregano or ¼ tsp. dried oregano

1 clove fresh garlic or ½ tsp. jarred, minced garlic

1 tsp. fresh or jarred lemon juice (half of a lemon) and ¼ tsp. lemon zest

1 small bell pepper (any color)

1 small red onion

2 cups mushrooms

8 wooden skewers

Aluminum foil

Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

1 cup fat-free, plain Greek yogurt

¾ tsp. fresh, or jarred lemon juice

1 tsp. fresh, coarsely chopped dill or ¼ tsp. dried dill

1 tsp. fresh oregano or ½ tsp. dried oregano

⅓ cup cucumber (½ cucumber)

¼ tsp. honey

¼ tsp. black pepper


Total Time: 40 min

  1. Whisk together 2 tsp. olive oil, oregano, garlic, lemon juice and zest. Add salmon and let marinate for about 10 minutes.
  2. To make tzatziki sauce, stir together yogurt, lemon juice and zest, dill, oregano, cucumber, honey and pepper.
  3. Toss vegetables in remaining olive oil and assemble each skewer with 3 pieces of salmon, alternating between vegetables.
  4. Heat grill-pan or sauté pan. Over medium heat, add skewers to pan, cover loosely with foil. You may have to cook in two batches of 4 skewers. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Serve immediately with a dollop of tzatziki sauce.

Makes four servings at $4.04 a serving

Per serving
Nutritional Analysis
Calories: 240
Total Fat: 10.0 g
Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
Trans Fat: 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.0 g
Cholesterol: 53 mg
Sodium: 112 mg
Carbohydrates: 7 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Total Sugars: 5 g
Protein: 30 g

Source: American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart® Program (

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