What to Serve with Kabobs: 16 Superb Dishes


Quick Answer: What to Serve with Kabobs

The tasty side dishes to serve with kabobs are- Coconut Rice, Corn on the Cob, Cucumber Yoghurt Salad, German Potato Salad, Green Salad, Corn Pudding, Grilled Fruits, Spicy Corn Salsa, Lemon Rice Pilaf, Tangy Red Cabbage Slaw, Grilled Garlic Bread, Sweet Potatoes, Caesar Salad, Grilled Artichokes, Pasta Salad, Dinner Rolls.

In this post, I am going to give you a list of unbelievably delicious and impressive side dishes that complement kabobs beautifully.

I have tried all these side dishes with my kabobs and have amazed my dinner guests!

Dive straight into this list of side dishes to know about them!

1. Coconut Rice

Total Preparation Time– 17 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 168

It is rich in delectable coconut flavor that complements the tropical flavors of kabobs wonderfully!

Pair your savory kabobs with a bowl of fluffy coconut rice and I promise, you will find yourself having this combination again and again!

How to cook it yourself-

2. Corn on the Cob

Total Preparation Time– 10 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 106

Juicy, tender, and sweet corn on the cob coated with herbs and butter is such a satisfying side for any dish!

When served hot with kabobs, it will give a different level of comfort to your taste buds!

Watch its recipe-

3. Cucumber Yoghurt Salad (Tzatziki)

Total Preparation Time– 20 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 91

This is the ultimate side for grilled meat kabobs!

I love how the shredded cucumber, dill, garlic, and yogurt fuse together to form this heavenly Greek dip that when drizzled over kabobs will surely take your breath away!

For a restaurant-style classic kabob meal, go for tzatziki as your side dish!

Check out its recipe-

4. German Potato Salad

Total Preparation Time– 20 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 88

Potato slices in a citrusy vinaigrette dressing garnished with crunchy bacon pieces is a mouth-watering side dish.

It has a kick of freshness that will give you the perfect summery vibes!

When I served this authentic and comforting potato salad with chicken kabobs, it vanished within minutes! Give it a shot!

Watch this video-

5. Green Salad

Total Preparation Time– 30 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 17

If you’re looking for something simple yet yummy that will highlight your kabob by complementing its flavors at the same time, then what is better than the classic green salad?

It has a myriad of contrasting flavors and textures which are bound together by an amazing lime vinaigrette dressing!

Find out its recipe here-

6. Corn Pudding

Total Preparation Time– 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 131

Corn pudding is so creamy and it has everything that you need, a touch of sweetness with savory flavors.

The combination of golden-brown corn pudding and kabobs makes a flawless meal that does not fail to please everyone on a holiday night!

Check out its recipe-

7. Grilled Fruits

Total Preparation Time– 12 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 49

If you are serving kabobs of crunchy veggies and meat, then it is mandatory to add a few skewers of your favorite fruits along with them as a luscious dessert!

I absolutely love the rainbow hues of grilled fruit kabobs!

Their caramelized sweetness with a kiss of smokiness makes them so appealing!

Watch its recipe here-

8. Spicy Corn Salsa

Total Preparation Time– 1 hour
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 210

Honestly, I have a soft corner for corn off the cob.

If you do too, then whip up a bowl of tasty fresh corn salsa packed with traditional spices and fresh veggies!

Pair it with your kabobs and you will have a light, healthy and magical meal!

Check out this video-

9. Lemon Rice Pilaf

Total Preparation Time– 45 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 110

Another rice bowl that will go phenomenally with your kabobs is lemon rice pilaf!

The fragrance of rice and tartness of lemon combine with the smoky savory taste of kabobs to give an unforgettable unique experience.

Trust me, you are going to enjoy this hearty bowl of rice along with your kabobs!

Watch its recipe-

10. Tangy Red Cabbage Slaw

Total Preparation Time– 15 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 55

Shredded red cabbage mixed with a simple yet delicious tangy dressing and loaded with spicy seasonings will give your taste buds a burst of different flavors!

If you do not have much time, then there is no better side dish for your kabobs than this super easy slaw!

How to prepare it yourself-

11. Grilled Garlic Bread

Total Preparation Time– 15 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 363

If you are grilling your favorite veggies and meat, then why not grill garlic butter slathered, perfectly seasoned slices of bread?

It will fill your entire kitchen with an irresistible aroma!

These slices filled with a tempting garlicky taste will surely leave everyone asking for more!

Check out its recipe here-

12. Sweet Potatoes

Total Preparation Time– 45 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 131

Sweet potatoes are incredibly healthy and versatile!

Stuff them with a delectable veggie stuffing of your choice, then top them with butter and seasonings and bake them to get that cozy side dish for your kabobs that you will not get enough of!

Find its recipe here-

13. Caesar Salad

Total Preparation Time– 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 130

Romaine lettuce and crispy croutons in a stunning authentic Caesar dressing containing garlic, lemon juice, and everyone’s dear parmesan cheese!

I love how effortless yet elegant this salad is!

And when served with kabobs, it literally does wonders!

Try it out and let me know about your experience.

How to prepare it yourself-

14. Grilled Artichokes

Total Preparation Time– 1 hour
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 67

If you wish to have a distinct pairing with your kabobs that would amaze everyone, then go for grilled artichokes.

They are unbelievably tender and flavorsome.

When grilled to perfection, they will have that smokiness that will tie the entire meal together!

Check out its recipe-

15. Pasta Salad

Total Preparation Time– 20 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 202

A classic pasta salad has the capacity to add that additional heft to your kabobs.

This salad is my absolute fav because it has many fresh and flavorful ingredients combined with pasta they are then drenched in a delicious citrusy mix of herbs and seasonings!

Watch its recipe here-

16. Dinner Rolls

Total Preparation Time– 3 hours 45 minutes
Total Calories (per 100 gm)– 300

Soft and fluffy dinner rolls smeared with melted butter will be a show-stopper when served with kabobs!

You can take the grilled veggies and meat off the skewers and enjoy them with these tasty buttery dinner rolls!

Check out this video-

Rice Side Dishes for Kabobs

Looking for the perfect bowl of warm and flavorful rice to have a filling meal with kabobs?

Then apart from coconut rice and lemon rice, other enjoyable dishes are Pesto Rice, Turmeric Rice, and Cilantro Lime Rice.

Pesto Rice

Rice cooked with the mouth-watering flavors of pesto when paired with kabobs will give you the perfect meal that you’ve been craving!

Turmeric Rice

Amp up your plain white rice by turning it into this amazing aromatic turmeric rice that requires just a few minutes to be prepared!

Cilantro Lime Rice

A zesty rice dish that has the fragrance of cilantro, when served with grilled smoky kabobs, it will surely be a show-stopper!

What to Serve with Lamb Kebabs

If you have prepared finger-licking lamb kebabs, then pair them with Turkish Salad or Tabbouleh for an even more gratifying experience.

Turkish Salad

This easy-peasy salad made from basic ingredients will add the element of freshness to your juicy lamb kebabs!


It is a tasty Middle-Eastern salad consisting of bulgur wheat tossed together with fresh herbs and veggies.

When served with lamb kebabs, I promise it will be a huge hit!

What to Eat with Steak Kebabs

Delectable pairings for steak kebabs are Maple Roasted Carrots, Garlic-Roasted Mushrooms, and Cheesy Creamed Corn.

Maple Roasted Carrots

Carrots coated with maple and butter when roasted caramelize wonderfully!

When paired with steak kebabs, their sweetness cuts kebabs’ spiciness!

Garlic Roasted Mushrooms

Luscious buttery roasted mushrooms perfectly absorb the flavors of garlic and herbs and give a boost to the meal when plated with steak kebabs!

Cheesy Creamed Corn

This fusion of corns, cheese, and seasonings turns out to be incredibly creamy and delicious!

What to Serve with Fish Kebabs

If you have got luscious fish kebabs on your plate, then serve it with Tahini, Toum, or Grilled Lemon Butter Zucchini with them for a delightful meal.


This super smooth sauce prepared with sesame seed paste is undoubtedly an excellent dip for fish kebabs!


Another stellar dip that I love to drench my fish kebabs in is this Lebanese garlic sauce!

Grilled Lemon Butter Zucchini

Crunchy yet tender buttery zucchini pieces with the tang of lemon complement fish kebabs so well!

Bottom Line

I hope you found this list of lovely side dishes for kabobs helpful to find the best side dish to pair with your kabobs.

If you have any questions about this, then feel free to ask me!

Also, I would be happy to hear from you some suggestions about amazing side dishes to pair with kabobs.

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About Betty Ellis

Betty is a food researcher who spends most of her time analyzing the nutritional aspects of various foods. She also researches methods to enhance taste, as well as how to store certain types of foods. She enjoys cooking for herself and her three dogs even though she doesn't have a lot of free time outside work.

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