Lamb Skewers, Baba Ganoush and Yogurt and Mint Sauce Recipe

PREP: 30 mins (+ 30 mins marinating) COOK: 12-16 mins Add to My Favourites

Lamb skewers are perfect for getting the kids involved. Get them to assemble the skewers while you prepare the sauce. After marinating they cook in just 15 minutes. Go on, get grilling!

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For 8 skewers

  • 800 g boneless leg of lamb cut into 2.5 cm cubes, you will need about 30-35 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 red peppers cut into 2.5cm cubes

Baba ganoush

  • 800 g aubergines
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini paste
  • 4 sprigs of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

Yogurt and mint sauce

  • 200 ml thick Greek yogurt
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon garlic infused olive oil
  • 4 sprigs of mint, finely chopped


Step 1

In a large bowl mix the lamb, oil, garlic, thyme leaves, turmeric, cumin and seasoning. Mix together, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. 

Step 2

While it is marinating remove the stalks from the aubergines and prick a few times. Place in a large dish, cover and cook in the microwave on high for 12 minutes. They should be nice and soft. Leave until cool enough to handle. 

Step 3

Meanwhile, mix the yogurt with the mayonnaise, oil and mint. Season to taste.  

Step 4

Cut the aubergines in two and remove the flesh with a spoon. Place in a blender; add the oil, lemon juice, tahini and parsley. Blend just until you have a smooth creamy mixture. Season to taste.

Step 5

Make kebabs alternating the lamb and pepper pieces. Grill on all sides or on the barbecue for 12-16 minutes. Serve with the two sauces.

Chef's Tip

The longer you marinate the meat, the more it will develop. If you have time leave it to marinate for several hours before cooking or even prepare it the day before. Mix from time to time and remove from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking.


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