Wondering what to serve with kebabs for dinner? This handy guide covers all of the best sides for these grilled skewers – from veggies, to salads, and more!
Kebabs are a grilling season staple, their versatility and smoky goodness making them a crowd-pleaser. But the true heroes of a kebab dinner often lurk beneath the sizzling skewers – the sides!
From refreshing salads to creamy dips and hearty grains, the right accompaniments can elevate your kebab experience from good to unforgettable.
So, fire up the grill and get ready to skewer some serious flavor. Here are 35+ side dishes that will have your guests reaching for seconds (and maybe thirds)…
PS – Be sure to check out these 23+ Dipping Sauces for Kebabs too!
The BEST Sides for Kebabs
Grains and Starches
Sauces & Dips
How to Make Ahead and Store
Many of these kebab side dish recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead.
Kebab & Skewer Recipes to Try
More Side Dish Recipes
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- Sides for BBQ
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- Sides for Steak
- Sides for Ribs
- Sides for Chicken
Did you Make Any of These Kebab Side Dishes?
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What to Serve with Kebabs: 35+ BEST Sides
- Scoop seeds out of the cucumber with a small spoon. Place cucumber in a mini food processor or grate with a box cheese grater. Drain the liquid from the cucumber in a metal strainer and sprinkle with a little salt (this helps release the liquid). You may want to use the back of a spoon to help squeeze out any excess liquid.
- Place the drained cucumber in a large bowl. Add the yogurt, olive oil, herbs, lemon juice, garlic, and salt to the bowl, and stir to blend. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Taste and add additional chopped fresh herbs, lemon juice, and/or salt, as necessary.