These Italian Lunchbox Kabobs are an easy fix for your daytime refuel, loaded with rich protein and delicious Italian flavors! You will love this one as well as my other lunchbox kabob recipes!
Why This Recipe for Italian Lunchbox Kabobs Works
Italian Lunchbox Kabobs will make your lunch! They are so easy and quick to assemble, and will knock your ordinary sandwich recipe out of the park! I love lunchbox kabob recipes as an option for a midday meal and they are so simple!
What are shish kabobs?
Essentially, shish kabobs are skewers of grilled meats and vegetables. Kabobs have become very popular over the past years. Traditionally, they are a middle eastern food but they’ve become quite popular in American cuisine. You might have seen them referred to as kabob, kebob, kebap, kabab, and kebab.
How to Make Kebobs
Kebobs are seriously one of the easiest meals you will ever make and they are perfect for lunches. These kebobs use simple ingredients like salami, ham, fresh mozzarella, basil, and roasted red peppers! Plus they are made even more out of this world when paired with a wonderful homemade Italian dipping sauce of olive oil, mayo, basil, and oregano. I am telling you this sauce is irresistible!
Making kabobs can be done in your sleep! There is no real finesse to these and you can have them done in minutes! Just simply layer on the kabob and whip up the homemade Italian dipping sauce for dipping.
Expert Tips for Making Kabob Recipes
Now, you this recipe makes enough for a few lunches but you can always make more, but here are my best tips for making kabobs.
- Add as much or as little of each ingredient as you would like.
- Make sure to insert the kabob through the center to keep everything actually on the kabob.
- Add or take away ingredients.
Variations for Kabobs Recipes
These Italian Lunchbox Kabobs are so simple and easy and the Italian flavors will totally melt in your mouth! Here are some alternate ways to serve these up!
- Add some pasta to the kabob like cheese tortellini!
- Swap out the meats to ones you enjoy more (cappacola,salami, etc).
- Remove from the kabob and toss on top of a salad with the dipping sauce!
Tools Use to Make Italian Lunchbox Kabobs
Skewers: This is where the recipe all comes together!
Lunchbox: I love this lunchbox and it fits these Italian lunchbox kabobs perfectly!
Dressing Container: Keep the dressing handy for dipping in one of these.
Lunchbox Jokes for Kids: Your kids will love their lunch with these cute jokes inside!
More Lunch Box Recipes You Might Like
- Turkey Club Lunchbox Kabobs
- Apple Cheddar Kabobs
- Brownie Batter Hummus
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi
- Ham and Veggie Sushi Rolls
- Banana Sushi
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Italian Antipasto Kabobs
- 1/4 pound deli salami, unsliced
- 1/4 pound deli ham, unslided
- 8 small mozzarella balls
- 1 roasted red pepper
- 8 basil leaves
- 4 skewers
- Cut salami into four 1 inch chunks.
- Cut ham into four 1 inch chunks.
- Cut roasted red pepper into four 1 inch chunks.
- Assemble kabob by layering 1 chunk of ham, 1 piece of roasted red pepper, 1 basil leaf, 1 mozzarella ball, 1 chunk of salami, 1 basil leaf and 1 mozzarella ball.
- Repeat for each remaining kabob.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
- Stir until thoroughly combined.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Add Different Meat: Try pepperoni or even prosciutto.
- Pasta: Cook cheese tortellini following the package directions, drain and add to the skewers.
- Alternate ingredient: Try different cheese such as provolone or parmesan.
- Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle with fresh parsley, cilantro or other herbs all over your platter.
- Dietary consideration tip: Low fat, fat free or low sodium meats and cheeses can be great in these cold skewer appetizers.