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Hawaiian turkey kebabs recipe

Hawaiian turkey kebabs recipe

12 ratings

A lean and healthy option that's perfect for when you fancy getting the grill out. Soaking in a pineapple juice marinade ensures delicious caramelised, tender turkey meat with pineapple chunks and red onion petals bringing some extra freshness. Serve with chopped parsley for another pop of colour. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 25 mins plus 1 hr marinating
  • 252 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 432g tin pineapple slices in juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 600g diced turkey breast
  • 2 red onions
  • Chopped parsley, to serve (optional)
This recipe is high in vitamin B3, which supports the maintenance of normal skin

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    8g 11%
  • Saturates

    1g 6%
  • Sugars

    12g 14%
  • Salt

    0.7g 11%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 13.2g Protein 32.9g Fibre 0.9g


  1. Drain the pineapple juice into a large bowl. Put the fruit in another bowl; cover and chill for later. Whisk the olive oil, lime juice, honey and garlic into the pineapple juice and season well. Mix in the diced turkey, then cover and chill for 1hr, or up to 24hrs. Soak 12 large, wooden bamboo skewers in cold water for 15 mins while the turkey marinates.
  2. Light the barbecue at least 40 mins before cooking. It’s ready when the large flames have died down, and the coals are white and ashy. Alternatively, preheat the grill to medium-high.
  3. Cut the onions and pineapple into bite-sized pieces, breaking up any larger pieces of onion. Alternately thread the marinated turkey, onion and pineapple onto the soaked skewers, dividing equally. Discard any leftover marinade.
  4. Place the skewers on the barbecue or under the grill and cook for 10-15 mins, turning every few mins, until the turkey is golden and cooked through and the onion is tender. Serve on a warm platter, garnished with chopped parsley, if you like.

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