Lamb Skewers with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Lamb Skewers with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Serves 4 to 6

Serve these flavorful ground lamb kabobs with cucumber salad, couscous or grilled zucchini.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 8 ounces Greek yogurt, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons Mediterranean seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pita or lavash flat bread
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Method: 

Soak 8 wooden skewers in water at least 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, put lamb, 1/2 cup of the yogurt, cilantro, onions, mint, and seasoning into a medium bowl. Combine gently but thoroughly, then divide into 8 balls. Shape each ball into a long sausage shape and slide skewers through the center, lengthwise. Flatten slightly and refrigerate for up to several hours until ready to grill.

Prepare a grill for medium-high heat cooking. Brush lamb with oil and cook about 10 minutes, turning to brown all sides. While lamb is grilling, mix together remaining yogurt, tahini, lemon juice and garlic. Thin with water to make a smooth slightly thick sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Serve lamb with grilled pita or flat bread, drizzled with sauce.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:450 calories (230 from fat), 26g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 90mg cholesterol, 630mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 30g protein
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