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Lemon dill lamb kabobs in a baking tray, garnished with fresh dill and a side of tzatziki.
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Lemon Dill Lamb Kabobs with Tzatziki

Tender lamb, marinated in a lemon herb dressing, and then grilled to perfection. We’ll show you step by step how to make the best skewers of your life.
Prep Time3 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 479kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 lb boneless American lamb meat
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon
    zested and juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup fresh dill minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper

Tzatziki

  • ½ cucumber
    peeled and seeds removed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ lemon zested and juiced
  • 2 teaspoon fresh dill
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • salt and pepper
    to taste

Instructions

Lamb Kabobs

  • Start by cutting your lamb into bite sized cubes, trimming fat as you go.
  • For marinade combine olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, dill, and salt and pepper.  Reserve ½ cup for basting during grilling.
  • Toss lamb in remaining marinade.  Marinate in the fridge for 3 hours, up to overnight.
  • Thread lamb onto wooden of metal skewers, alternating pieces of bell pepper and onion between lamb.
  • Cook on a grill that has been preheated to medium high heat. The meat is cooked quickly for only 2 or 3 minutes per side and watched carefully to prevent overcooking. Rotate skewers so that all sides are cooked. Cook to desired doneness using a meat thermometer and these temperatures: Medium-rare: 135°F. Medium: 145°F, Well: 155 °F 
  • During last minute of cooking, brush the reserved marinade over the skewers.

Tzatziki

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.

Notes

Pro Tip: For lamb kabobs, the best cut of meat is a boneless cut.  You can choose from boneless leg of lamb, lamb shank, or lamb neck.

Nutrition

Serving: 2kabobs | Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 608mg | Potassium: 853mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 254IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 5mg