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4.34 from 3 votes

Beef, Fig and Red Onion Balsamic Skewers

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dairy Free, Grain/Gluten Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar Free, Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal
Servings: 7 skewers


  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey *skip for whole30
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 1/2 a small white onion finely grated
  • salt and pepper
  • 250 g steak rump, tenderloin or fillet
  • 1 large red onion
  • 6 figs


  • If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for a minimum of 30 minutes to ensure they don't burn
  • In a bowl, whisk together the honey, balsamic, olive oil, crushed garlic, thyme and grated onion until well combined.
  • Cut the beef into small bite sized pieces and place in a deep dish or bowl. Pour the marinade overtop and put in the fridge to marinate for a minimum of 4 hours but preferably overnight.
  • Set your barbecue to medium heat
  • On a skewer place a cube of beef, slice of red onion and fig, repeat until full. Continue with the remaining skewers. Do not throw away the excess marinade
  • Place the skewers on the grill and lightly brush with the marinade. Cook for approximately 7 minutes, turning every few minutes to ensure even cooking. Be sure to brush the skewers a few times with marinade while cooking.
  • Before serving sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme and serve.