Lamb Meatball Kabobs with Yogurt Sauce and Couscous

This recipe is probably one of my favorite things I’ve made…EVER! It combines some of the Medierranean flavors I love and comes together so perfectly.

Lamb meatball kabobs


Lamb Meatball Kabobs with Yogurt Sauce and Couscous
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Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch, Main course, Main Meal
Serves: 4-6
  • 4 wooden skewers
  • For the Lamb Meatballs: 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • ½ small onion finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed/crushed
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tbs Garam Masala
  • 1 Tbs Chopped Cilantro
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs (I used Ian's gluten free panko breadcrumbs).
  • For the Vegetables: 1 tomato cut into 8
  • 8 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Red Pepper, chopped
  • 1 Green Pepper, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Tbs olice oil
  • 1 Tbs lime juice
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • Cucumber sauce: 1 cucumber, peeled and shredded
  • 1 container of Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Garlic Clove, pressed/minced
  • ½ oz feta cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 450-line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and put a cooling rack on top of it. Soak the 4 wooden skewer ends (that won't have food on them in water until ready to use.)
  2. For the lamb meatballs mix all the ingredients very well and form into 16 ball shapes.
  3. Cut all the vegetables and combine in a bowl and add the olive oil, lime juice, cilantro and salt and pepper. Let marinate for a few minutes.
  4. To assemble skewers alternate between the vegetables and meatballs (sometimes the meatballs fell off while assembling so i had to press them around the skewer).
  5. Put on the cooling rack that is on the cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes, rotate and cook for another 15 minutes.
  6. While the kabobs are cooking, prepare the yogurt sauce and couscous. For the yogurt sauce start by peeling and shredding the cucumber. Let sit for 10 minutes and drain the excess water. Add greek yogurt, pressed/minced garlic clove, ½ oz feta and stir until well combined, sprinkle with a little dill and you're ready to serve it.
  7. Prepare couscous according to package directions and then serve one skewer per plate with some yogurt sauce and couscous-i had a few extra veggies that were a perfect little addition.
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The components raw, then assembled raw, then all done and baked!

Lamb meatball kabobs the final dish!

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  • […] I love love love Mediterranean food, it is probably my favorite type of food! When I came across recipe for Home Made Pita bread from Annie’s Eats I just had to try to make it. It was incredibly delicious and my husband said ‘so we are never buying Pita Bread again…’ yeah, it was THAT good. The yogurt marinated chicken will also be a big repeat because it came out so beautifully. I used the Tzatziki sauce from my Lamb Meatball Kabobs post.   […]

  • […] Are you ready for the easiest yet most delicious Chicken and Veggie Kebab Marinade recipe? It’s so simple, all you do is cut up 1 lb of chicken, and then in a separate bowl cut up mixed veggies (I use cherry tomatoes, orange and yellow bell peppers and yellow and green zucchini). Make the marinade in a bowl (Juice of 1 lemon, 1/2 cup EVOO, 1/4 cup honey, 2 garlic cloves, crushed, salt and pepper and 1 tbs chopped fresh herbs-thyme and parsley work well). Cover Chicken with 3/4 of the marinade and then cover the bowl with plastic wrap for at least an hour or up to 24 hours. Sprinkle the veggies with the remaining marinade and cover the bowl with plastic wrap for an hour or up to 24 hours. To assemble the kebabs soak the skewers in water first, then arrange the veggies and chicken in alternating order and grill until chicken is done (chicken temp should be 160). My husband grilled them he said he put them in the flame and then indirect heat for 20 min, this was sooo delish! Goes really well with the cucumber yogurt sauce (Tzatziki sauce) from one of my previous posts, found here. […]

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