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Pesto Steak Kabobs, basil pesto, grilled steak, summer grilling recipe, steak skewers

Pesto Steak Kabobs

  • Author: Amber
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 skewers 1x


Pesto Steak Kabobs are made with pesto marinated chunks of steak, bell peppers, red onion and a tasty basil pesto drizzled over top. 



Basil Pesto

  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Pesto Steak Kabobs

  • 11 1/2 pounds steak (thick sirloin cuts work well)
  • basil pesto
  • 3 bell peppers (assorted colors)
  • 1 red onion


Basil Pesto

  1. Toast the pine nuts. Place them in a saucepan on a medium heat on stove top for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Turn often.
  2. Place the pine nuts and all other ingredients but the olive oil into food processor and pulse a a few times. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Slowly add in olive oil and blend until you have a nice consistency.
  4. Store in the refrigerator.

Pesto Steak Kabobs

  1. Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.
  2. Place steak and half the batch of pesto into a ziploc bag, seal and let marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Chop steaks into equal sized chunks.
  4. Wash and chop bell peppers and red onion into equal sized chunks as the steak.
  5. Assemble skewers with the steak marinated steak chunks, red onion and bell pepper.
  6. Grill on a medium heat for 12-15 minutes turning often.
  7. Drizzle the remainder of the pesto on top of skewers and serve.


I prefer to cook these kabobs in a lower heat than typical kabobs so the pesto on the steak keeps its delicious flavor. 

  • Category: dinner