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Cumin-Spiced Beef Kebabs
with hummus, pita, cucumbers, and tomatoes

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
A little shake of cumin gives these easy beef kebabs so much flavor. Served with some storebought hummus and a few chops of cucumber and tomatoes, this dinner comes together so easily. Our paleo version of the hummus and pita will be a roasted cauliflower for those that want a no-carb option. Vegetarians will be making colorful veggie skewers that are packed with just as much flavor if not more!


Cumin-Spiced Beef Kebabs with Hummus and Pita:
  • NY Strip Steak - 1 1/2 lb
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp + 2/3 tsp
  • Skewers - 8 to 12
  • Cucumber - 1/2 lb
  • Roma tomatoes - 2
  • Dill - 1 sprig , chopped
  • Lemon - 1/2 , juice of
  • Sour cream - 1 Tbsp
  • Coriander - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Pita or flatbread - 4
  • Hummus - for serving


  1. Steak - Chop into 1" (2.5 cm) cubes. Marinate in soy sauce, 1 tbs. (5 ml) cooking oil, and 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) cumin. (Ideally done 1 day ahead)
  2. Skewers - Soak in water.

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  1. Skewer beef, ~5 cubes / kebab. I typically use 2 skewers per kebab. This makes it easier to flip the kebabs while cooking. You can check out this video to see what I mean (even though it's done with salmon).
  2. Heat up a grill pan or griddle over medium-high heat. Add 2 tbs. (30 ml) cooking oil and then kebabs to heated oil. Grill on each side for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, rotating through all 4 sides. Remove from heat and let rest for ~5 minutes. For more well-done meat, cover with 2 layers of foil when you remove kebabs from the grill pan. They'll cook some more (this is called carryover cooking).
  3. While meat is resting, chop cucumbers, tomatoes, and dill. Toss with lemon juice, sour cream, and some salt and pepper.
  4. Mix together 2/3 tsp. (3 ml) cumin, 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) coriander, and 1/4 tsp. (1.2 ml) salt. Sprinkle cooked kebabs with seasoning. Toast pita. You can take the meat off the skewers and make wraps with the hummus and vegetables or just enjoy as is!
  5. Get started on tomorrow's slow cooker recipe. It'll make dinner pre or post Halloween trick or treating such a breeze!



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