Lamb Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce

These grilled lamb kebabs are served over rice or wrapped in warm pita, and drizzled with creamy, garlic yogurt sauce. Begin marinating in the morning for a richly flavored meat.
By Kelsey Hilts

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These grilled lamb kebabs are served over rice or wrapped in warm pita, and drizzled with creamy, garlic yogurt sauce. The longer the lamb marinates the richer the flavors so I recommend starting to marinate the meat the morning of your big feast. We served our grilled lamb kebabs with tzatziki sauce, cucumbers, cantaloupe, pita and caramelized onion quinoa with the option of rolling up the meat and tzatziki sauce in pita bread for a gyro/Turkish kebab-style sandwich.

Lamb Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce
 
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Grilled lamb kebabs are served over rice or in a warm pita, and drizzled with garlic yogurt sauce. Begin marinating in the morning for richly flavored meat.
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Recipe Type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
Grilled Lamb Kebabs
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 Tbsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp shredded cilantro
  • 1 -1½ pounds lamb, cut into large chunks
Tzatziki Sauce
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt, to taste
  • ½ tsp pepper, to taste
  • ½ tsp Emeril's Essence
Instructions
Grilled Lamb Kebabs
  1. Mix the marinade ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add the lamb chunks and toss the meat to fully coat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for several hours.
  4. Remove the lamb from the refrigerator and skewer the meat on kebab skewers.
  5. Heat the BBQ to high and grill the lamb kebabs, leaving the BBQ lid open for at least most of the time, for roughly 3-5 minutes on each side (depending on the size of the chunks), flipping them four times to ensure even cooking on all four sides.
  6. Once the meat is fully cooked (to your liking), serve it with tzatziki sauce either over rice or quinoa, or wrapped in warmed pita bread.
Tzatziki Sauce
  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Season to taste.
  3. If desired, stir in thinly-sliced cucumbers which have been thoroughly dried. (You can toss the cucumbers in salt to remove excess liquid if desired.)
  4. Cover and let chill until ready to use.

 


Kelsey Hilts

Kelsey Hilts is the founder of Itsy Bitsy Foodies, an online resource for families looking for ways to spend more time together enjoying food and exploring the world beyond the children’s menu.

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