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Grilled strawberries with basil o n a white plate with a red pastry brush.

Grilled Strawberry Kebabs Recipe with Basil

Valentina K. Wein
This Grilled Strawberry Kebab Recipe with Basil is a fabulous appetizer that doubles as dessert. It's sweet, savory and bursts with the essence of summer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 69 kcal



  • To clean the strawberries, use a damp paper to wipe each one off. Remove the stems and cut each one in half, lengthwise.
  • One by one, gently slide each strawberry half onto a metal or wooden skewer (if you're using wooden, soak them in water for about 10 minutes first). Between each strawberry half, slide on one or two basil leaves. Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, vinegar, vanilla and a pinch of sea salt. Set aside.
  • Preheat a stove-top grill or your barbecue and drizzle or brush a bit of grape seed oil onto the flat surface of each strawberry. Once the grill is hot, place the strawberry skewers on it, flat side down. You should hear a sizzling sound -- if you don't the grill is not hot enough. Wait until it is! Grill until each side is marked from the grill, about 30 seconds per side. Place the skewers on a plate and while they're still hot, use a pastry brush to add the glaze to the kebabs. Remove them from the skewers to serve.
Keywords good for summer bbq, kebabs with fruit
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