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2 skewers with mushrooms, salmon, zucchini, red onion, tomato, and yellow bell pepper

Spiced Salmon and Vegetable Kabob

gluten-free grain-free low-carb lunch/dinner paleo Jul 06, 2022

We love salmon. It’s moist, rich, and so full of flavor.

Even better now that we’re in the middle of wild Alaskan salmon season. But the season will be over before we know it (usually beginning of October), so get some while the getting is good!

We’re sure you’ve heard the recommendations to include fish as part of your diet. Most health organizations suggest at least 2 fish meals a week (6-8 oz. servings of fish per meal), but we are all for more than that. Have you heard of the Mediterranean diet? Lots of fish. Low levels of heart disease and longer life spans. The health benefits of fish oil are many:

  • It’s good for your heart: Omega-3s can help reduce your triglyceride levels (bad fats in your blood), reducing your risk of heart disease.
  • Inflammation-fighter: People with inflammatory conditions, like Rheumatoid arthritis report reduced stiffness and joint pain.
  • Prenatal health: Omega-3s are important in visual and neurological development in infants. Most prenatal vitamins are now packaged with a DHA supplement.
  • Depression: Some researchers have found that cultures that eat the most seafood have lower levels of depression. Fish oil also seems to boost the effectiveness of antidepressant medications.

With all of these benefits, it’s time to go fishing and cook up some salmon for dinner this week. Just make sure to buy wild, Alaskan salmon, not farm-raised Atlantic salmon, which is far lower in omega-3s and more likely contaminated from all of those fish living is such close quarters. Plus farm-raised salmon usually has color-added to give it the pink color. Yuck!

We’re here to take advantage of the grilling weather. The grill adds the perfect char and adds to the flavor profile (which has citrus from lemon, heat from chili flakes, and earthy from cumin) of our Spiced Salmon and Vegetable Kabob! Kabobs are so fun to put together and to eat. Kids and adults alike will love this recipe. Enjoy!