Grilled Salmon Kebobs or Kebabs :) with Parmesan Pesto and Cauliflower Rice










Kebabs or kebobs?  I’ve seen both…  So, I went with both.  Which one do you use?


It was boys night out so Zoe and I stayed in tonight and made dinner.  I love getting a new dish or pan or waffle iron or some kind of new contraption for the kitchen.  Recently I purchased a cast iron grill pan, and it’s already changed my life.  Although you don’t get the charcoally taste from a real grill, the grill pan is simply amazing.  Especially when it’s below freezing outside.  It’s just so much easier all around!

I found the recipe for the salmon and pesto on The Daily Burn’s app under nutrition.  I made a few additions, but overall stuck to the recipe.  They have some GREAT stuff that I’m really looking forward to trying!  I had a head of cauliflower that needed to be used, and how good does salmon and rice sound?  Perfection.  This recipe is quick, easy and delicious!!

Ingredients – Salmon

  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 0.25 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 dash salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound salmon fillets, skinless
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • skewers

Ingredients – Cauliflower Rice

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • salt and pepper
  • coconut oil


  1. After thoroughly washing basil, place in food processor with garlic. Process on high until well blended. Then add cheese and olive oil and process on high again until a smooth paste forms. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Wash and chop your cauliflower up to fit in your food processor.  Pulse or process until the consistency turns to “rice.”
  3. Heat a pan over medium heat with 1 tbs of coconut oil.
  4. Remove the rice from the processor and put into the heated pan.  Sauté with coconut oil, salt and pepper – I actually add some garlic salt to mine – until soft.  Leave over low heat and prepare your salmon.
  5. Cut 1-inch pieces of salmon and thread onto skewers. Drizzle olive oil over fish and add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Place the skewers over a medium-high grill. Grill for 1 minute on each side, until cooked.
  7. I added a squirt of lemon over the salmon while grilling.
  8. Remove from heat and spread pesto on salmon. Plate and serve.  Add more lemon over the whole dish if desired.

 Nutrition Facts for Salmon

  • per 1 serving
  • 175 cal
  • 11.9 g fat (1.7 g sat)
  • 118 mg sodium
  • 22 g protein


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