Minty lamb kebabs

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
These minty kebabs are a treat for the whole family and fun for the kids to make too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal538
  • fat15g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre3g
  • protein43g
  • salt1.68g
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  • 150ml pot natural yogurt
  • 1½ tbsp mint sauce



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 1 tsp ground cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 300g diced lean lamb



    A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender…

  • ½ small onion, cut into large chunks



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 large pitta bread
  • 2 large handfuls lettuce, chopped



    Lettuce are available in a vast number of varieties, and are either crisp or floppy, growing…

  • wooden skewers


  1. Heat the grill to medium. Mix the yogurt and mint sauce together, then divide the mixture in half. Stir the cumin into one half of the yogurt mix, then pour over the diced lamb. Mix thoroughly to coat and season well.

  2. Thread the lamb onto 4 skewers, alternating with pieces of onion, then arrange on the wire rack of a grilling tray. Grill the kebabs for 3-4 mins on each side, until the lamb is cooked through and the onion is beginning to brown. Warm the pittas in a toaster for 1-2 mins and split open. Stuff the pittas with lamb, onion and lettuce, drizzling over the remaining minty yogurt to serve.

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Comments (10)

justagirl16's picture

Really straightforward and great for a quick mid week dinner.

dermbut's picture

Tasty. I marinated the lamb overnight in the yogurt mixture. Also added tomatoes onto the skewers for bit of variety. Will cook again.

maclews's picture

I added red wine vinegar, allspice,garlic, chili, and ras al hanout(middle eastern spice mix) to the recipe and also added peppers on the skewers with the lamb and onions. I served it with humus mixed with Greek yogurt and tabbouleh salad.

andylangfor's picture

easy, tasty, and the kids loved them.....

farmersgirl's picture

I loved these, very much my kind of food. The yogurt really tenderised the lamb.

annie01332's picture

I've made this a couple of times and will be making it again in the summer - hopefully on a BBQ if we get the weather :o)

isabella2003's picture

Such a quick and easy meal. I cooked it for friends, it went down really well, so impressive. I put the lamb in the yogurt sauce for half a day and this really intensified the flavours on the lamb, gorgeous. Served with cous cous, olives, salad and pitta.

zoehill's picture

These kebabs were absolutely lovely. I marinated them for about an hour before hand and cooked them on low in the grill.
Will defiantly make them again. I used metal skewers.

pear_head's picture

These kebabs really are quite nice. The only problem with me was that i overcooked them a little, which is why i didn't enjoy them as much. But go ahead and make them, they might taste nicer on a barbecue than in a grill.

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