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Cumin Lamb Kebabs
with Greek Salad

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
Lamb is not just for fancy dinners. Leg of lamb is a great weeknight cut and threaded through some skewers, it's a fun weeknight treat.
Smarts: Store-bought baba ghanoush provides an easy sauce for weeknight proteins - shortcuts are totally okay!
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Ingredients

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4
Cumin Lamb Kebabs with Greek Salad:
  • Leg of lamb - 1 lb
  • Coconut aminos - 1 Tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp + 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp
  • Skewers - 8 to 16 ((If using flat skewers, you'll just need 1 / kebab))
  • Salt and pepper - to taste
  • Store-bought baba ghanoush - 1 cup
Greek Salad:
  • Romaine hearts - 1 1/2, chopped
  • Shallots - 1 bulb, sliced
  • Tomatoes - 2, chopped
  • Lemon juice - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Dried oregano - 1/4 tsp
  • Dijon mustard - 1 tsp
  • Stevia - 1/4 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 3 Tbsp
  • Avocado (medium) - 1, cubed

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Prep

  1. Lamb - Slice into cubes. Marinate in aminos, first part of cooking oil, and first part of cumin. Tenderize the meat with a fork to make sure there are pores for that flavor to seep in. Thread lamb pieces through skewers. If using round skewers, use two / kebab - it’ll make flipping a lot easier.
  2. Romaine lettuce / Shallots / Tomatoes - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together lemon juice, dried oregano, Dijon mustard, stevia, and cooking oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Make

  1. Heat up a grill pan or griddle over medium-high heat. Add second part of 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).
  2. Sprinkle kebabs with second part of cumin and some salt and pepper.
  3. Cube avocado. Toss avocado, lettuce, shallots, and tomatoes with vinaigrette. Enjoy kebabs with salad and baba ghanoush.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (59)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (1)

29 reviews

I liked this. Felt like it took a while, but the result was good. i made hummus rather than the Baba Ghanoush.

By: Kimberly
Posted: Jun 03, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

These were pretty tasty! Don't know if I liked them enough to make again, though. I swapped the baba ghanoush for a tzatziki sauce.

By: Max
Posted: Apr 03, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was a pretty good dish overall. The falafels turned out pretty well. Hummus and pita are always a good combination!

By: Eva
Posted: Jul 10, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

It needed something that I couldn't put a finger on...

By: Qianna
Posted: May 22, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I added in some fresh lemon juice into the mix

By: Rachel
Posted: Jan 20, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Our falafel came out pretty dry.

By: Michelle
Posted: Jan 08, 2015
Diet: Original
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