Chimichurri Salmon Skewers

Disclosure: Alaska Seafood provided the salmon for this chimichurri salmon skewers post. All opinions are my own.

Chimichurri Salmon Skewers are simple salmon perfection. Salmon pieces and lime grilled, then drizzled with fresh chimichurri sauce. They are quick and easy to make, loaded with flavor and practically scream summer. If you’ve got a BBQ coming up or are just looking for a light summer meal, this easy salmon recipe is for you!

Growing up in the PNW meant that salmon was always a staple in the kitchen. When I moved to Seattle, it became even more prominent. Especially during salmon season. People go crazy for the stuff here. I kid you not, there is a news crew at the airport to see the first Copper River Salmon come off the plane.

Salmon in the PNW is a BIG deal. Not just any salmon though, wild Alaskan salmon. It is some of the most flavorful salmon you’ll ever eat and it is what I used to make these scrumptious Chimichurri Salmon Skewers.

Celebrate salmon season with these quick, easy and oh so flavorful Chimichurri Salmon Skewers. Simple salmon perfection.

There are so many ways to enjoy salmon. It is great in a pasta or baked with caper butter. If you like smoked salmon, this salad is perfection. And if you are looking to break out the grill this summer, then these Chimichurri Salmon Skewers are exactly what you are looking for.

There is not much to these Chimichurri Salmon Skewers. They are crazy easy to make but so flavorful!

After seeing these gorgeous salmon skewers that Gaby made, I decided to skewer some lime with the salmon. I think it worked perfectly with the chimichurri. Just make sure that you cut the lime really thin so that it is easy to skewer. A mandoline slicer works great for this!

Note: I recently decided to buy myself some metal skewers. I did this because I would always forget to soak the bamboo skewers beforehand. If all you have is bamboo skewers, make sure you soak them for at least an hour to prevent them from burning.

Celebrate salmon season with these quick, easy and oh so flavorful Chimichurri Salmon Skewers. Simple salmon perfection.

Chimichurri Salmon Skewers Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup packed cilantro, stems removed
  • 1 cup packed Italian flat leaf parsley, stems removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 - 1 1/2pound salmon filet, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 limes thinly sliced



Make the chimichurri sauce first. Place cilantro, parsley, kosher salt, cumin, red wine vinegar and crushed red pepper in a food processor. Pulse the food processor and slowly add in the olive oil until the mixture emulsifies, about 1 minute. Let set at room temperature until ready to use.


Season the salmon liberally with salt and pepper.


To assemble skewers, thread one piece of salmon followed by one lime slice. 5 - 6 salmon pieces per skewer. Repeat until all salmon is skewered.


Preheat a grill over medium high heat. Spray grill with non-stick spray.


Grill salmon 2 - 3 minutes per side or until cooked through.


Remove skewers from grill, drizzle with chimichurri and serve.


You will likely have left over chimichurri, keep leftovers refrigerated and pour over grilled steaks and chicken.



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  • Reply
    June 21, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    So much flavor here! And they are too pretty!

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    Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rook
    June 20, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    These skewers look absolutely amazing

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    June 20, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    These look absolutely amazing! I LOVE salmon and love the flavors you paired it with!

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    June 20, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    I have never seen salmon on a skewer! I love this!

  • Reply
    June 20, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I love salmon and I love trying new recipes to enjoy it! Thanks for sharing!

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    June 20, 2016 at 9:52 am

    What a simple and easy summer recipe. We really enjoy chimichurri in the summer months over grilled food but have never tried with seafood – thank you for the inspiration.

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    Jessica - The Novice Chef Blog
    June 20, 2016 at 8:57 am

    I LOVE chimichurri and I love salmon… But, I’ve never made a salmon skewer! Great idea. Cannot wait to try this!

  • Reply
    Justine@Cooking and Beer
    June 20, 2016 at 8:31 am

    I have never made a salmon skewer! I need to change this ASAP! Love that chimichurri on top!

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