What To Do With Leftover Kabobs?

If you’re like me, you love to grill out in the summertime.

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a delicious kabob on a warm day.

But what do you do with the leftovers?

Today, I’ll share some of my favorite recipes for using up those leftover kabobs.

Enjoy.

Put them in a wrap with some hummus and veggies

You can put your leftover kabobs in a wrap with some hummus and veggies, or just eat it as is.

The good thing about this idea is that it’s a quick and easy meal or snack.

If you don’t have any hummus, try using some PB2 – the powdered peanut butter with 85% less fat than traditional peanut butter.

Mix them in with eggs and hash browns

If you’re looking for something more filling to eat, you can mix your leftover kabobs in with eggs and hash browns, add some cheese and make a delicious breakfast burrito.

Just heat the kabob in a frying pan or oven for 5-10 minutes to warm it up before adding it to your burrito.

Slice them up and put them on a salad

If you’re looking for something a little lighter, try slicing up your kabobs and adding them to a salad.

I prefer to use balsamic vinegar with olive oil for my dressing, but you can also try making this cucumber dill dressing or raspberry vinaigrette.

Mix them in with pasta

Another great way to use leftover kabobs is by adding them to pasta.

Just cut them up and put them in your favorite pasta sauce for a delicious, smoky dinner.

I really like this because it’s a great way to use up leftover kabobs that are slightly burnt, which will never be good enough for another grilling session.

Mix them in with rice

For something even simpler, you can just slice up your kabobs and mix them with some white or brown rice.

There are so many different combinations of vegetables you can use.

Make a quesadilla with cheese and kabobs

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner idea, try making a quesadilla with leftover kabobs.

Just slice the veggies up into thin pieces and add them to your cheese.

Spread some hummus on the outside of your tortilla for extra flavor.

This is a great idea since you can pretty much add any kabob vegetables you want to the tortilla.

Serve them as an appetizer at your next party

If you’re having a big party, try serving your leftover kabobs as an appetizer.

You can slice up your veggies and use toothpicks to make it easier for people to eat.

If you want a dip with them, I recommend using this lemon basil hummus recipe.

Eat them with veggies and sauce for a stir fry type dish

Another good idea is to slice up your kabobs and add them with veggies and sauce for a stir fry type dish.

Since the vegetables will already be sliced up, this should only take a few minutes to make.

Create a kabob pizza with sauce, cheese, and veggies

If you want to get more creative, put your leftover kabobs on top of a pizza.

You can use regular dough and sauce for this, but I prefer using naan bread and making a vegetable curry instead.

Just spread the naan with some curry paste and add veggies and pieces of kabob on top.

Add cheese if you want, or just enjoy it as is.

Use them for tacos

what to do with leftover kabobs

This is probably my favorite idea of all time.

Take your leftover kabob vegetables and put them inside a taco shell with some beans and cheese for an easy meal.

This is one of my go-to meals on busy weekday nights so I hope you enjoy it too.

Try putting your favorite kabob vegetables in soup

Finally, if you have any leftover vegetable pieces after making all of the other recipes, try putting them in a can of tomato or chicken noodle soup.

Usually, I’ll add some pasta noodles to my soup anyway so it’s a delicious way to use up all of your kabob leftovers.

This is also a great way to use up any leftover sauce, especially if you marinated your kabobs in olive oil and vinegar or sesame ginger dressing.

What is a kabob?

A kabob is a food item (meat, cheese, veggies, fruit, etc.) that is placed on skewers and grilled.

Kabobs can be cooked in an oven or over an open flame like when you grill outside.

A lot of people use them to make kebabs which are eaten in different countries around the world including Africa, Europe, and Asia. (source)

How do you cut up veggies for a kabob?

You can cut your vegetables any way that you like, but I usually slice them into thin pieces about 1 inch long and half an inch wide.

You can also experiment with different types of veggies and how you chop them (i.e sliced vs chopped vs diced).

How do you make kabobs?

To make kabobs, you simply need to take your veggies and meat (or other food items), put them on skewers, and grill or bake them.

Kabob sticks can be bought at any local grocery store.

Once the ingredients are finished cooking, they’re ready to eat. (source)

Are kabobs good for you?

Kabobs can be healthy or unhealthy depending on the ingredients you use.

They tend to be low in fat and high in protein, but adding too many fatty sauces like heavy cream can make them less healthy.

If you want to make your kabobs healthier, try using low-fat cheese and marinades instead of heavy sauces. (source)

What type of meat do you use for kabobs?

You can use any type of meat for kabobs.

Popular types include beef, chicken, and lamb.

However, you can also make vegetarian kabobs using veggies and tofu as your main ingredients (not including the sticks). (source)

What kind of vegetables do you put on kabobs?

You can put any type of vegetable on your kabobs.

Popular vegetables for kabobs include bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, and more.

Vegetables are a great way to add flavor to your kabobs since they absorb the marinade better than meats do.

How long do you cook kabobs?

Cooking times vary depending on the dish.

You can cook kabobs in an oven or on a stovetop, but the general rule of thumb is to grill them over medium heat for about 10 minutes on each side.

Some people even prefer indirect grilling which means that you turn off all flames under your kabob and just let it sit there for 30 minutes or so. (source)

How do you store leftover kabobs?

Leftover kabobs can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for a few days, but they’re best when eaten fresh.

Kabobs are also delicious cold so you can put them in your lunchbox and have them after school or at work.

Can you make kabobs ahead of time?

Yes.

Kabobs can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for a few days if you want to save them for later.

They’re also delicious cold so you can put them in your lunchbox and have them after school or at work. (source)

What are some ways to serve kabobs?

There are lots of ways to serve kabobs.

Most people like to eat them as-is with the skewer sticking out so they can be picked up and eaten easily.

Kabobs can also be eaten on a plate using a fork and knife or broken apart and mixed into rice or pasta.

Can you use wooden skewers to make kabobs?

Yes, you can use wooden skewers to make kabobs.

Wood skewers are usually made from bamboo or another type of wood, but they sometimes have metal tips on the end so they can be used on a grill without catching fire.

Wooden skewers have been used by humans for thousands of years and were even found in ancient Egyptian ruins.

Conclusion

There are plenty of ways to make kabobs, but the most important thing is that you have fun with them.

Try out these recipes and see what works for your needs.

If nothing seems like a perfect fit, don’t forget about using leftovers in different dishes throughout the week.

The possibilities are endless when you think creatively.

Which recipe do you want to try first?

Mariana Rouco

Mariana Rouco is the editor-in-chief of Elpasony.com. She loves traveling and writing about foods and cooking in general. She has a degree from the New England Culinary Institute and enjoys Mexican, Italian, and Chinese cuisines the most.

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