Grilled Lamb Kabobs

Jump to Recipe

These grilled Lamb Kabobs are marinated in an aromatic and easy Mediterranean marinade before being grilled or barbequed or cooked over a campfire and served with fresh cut veggies for a light and healthy meal.

Suitable for Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free Diets.

grilled lamb kabobs served with salad

Soooooooo. Today we are about easy meals, packed full of flavor that look equally good served up for entertaining but just as simple for weeknights, lunch boxes, and more. Yes, these grilled Lamb Skewers are all that and more.

During grilling season and the summer, I have endless variations of these lamb kabobs sizzling away on the coal or gas grill, bbq or over the firepit as friends, family and the kiddoes drop in for some food, merriment, and a nice chat.

I also love taking a prep-ahead pack of these when we go camping as my low maintenance dinner that I know the whole family loves.

Pretty much take out of the camping container and throw on the grill. And serve simply with a light salad and fresh veggies.

Love lamb? Then Check out these Grilled Lamb Tacos and these Grilled Lamb Steaks. You can also check out these Grilled Chicken tenders, really delicious Grilled Chicken Kabobs – aka juicy Grilled Chicken Skewers.

lamb kabobs served with tomatoes and a cup of dipping sauce

Why Make Lamb Kabobs

  • Affordable – you can use the cheaper cuts of boneless lamb to make these.
  • Easy lamb kabob marinade – aka made with everyday store cupboard staples and whipped up in one minute
  • Prep ahead – marinate your lamb kebabs ahead of time and keep in the fridge till needed.
  • Immensely adaptable – there are limitless ways you can adapt the flavors to suit your tastes.
  • Feed a crowd – simple triple or scale up even more to feed your guests at the next barbeque or party.
  • Easy to transport – yeap, whip these up, cover in plastic wrap and take to your next potluck party.
  • Freezer friendly – marinate, portion into labelled ziploc bags till needed.

Ready to learn just how easy it is to make juicy lamb kabobs on grill? Then gather up your ingredients and let me show you…..

How to Make Lamb Kabobs

Ingredients Notes:

  • Lamb – This works with various cuts of lamb like lamb leg steaks or lamb shoulder or lamb chops, cut into lamb chunks.
  • Oil – use vegetable oil or olive oil.
  • Garlic purée.
  • Citrus – use fresh lemon juice for the best results.
  • Spices – this recipe calls for oregano, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, kosher salt, allspice and smoked paprika.

Lamb Kabobs Instructions:

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Place all the marinade ingredients in a large, shallow large bowl. Add lamb, toss to coat, cover and marinate in the fridge for up to two hours, or preferably overnight if time allows.
  2. Soak 6 wooden skewers in cold water for 30 minutes.
  3. Thread marinated lamb pieces onto the pre soaked wooden skewers.
  4. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  5. Cook on a hot grill or on prepared barbecue or grill pan for 12-16 minutes, turning occasionally or until any meat juices run clear.
  6. Serve your lamb kabobs warm.
image collage showing the steps for making grilled lamb kabobs

Grilled Lamb Kabobs Tips

  • Wrap the ends of your wooden skewers with a bit of aluminum foil to prevent them from catching fire on the grill.
  • Cut the lamb into similar sized chunks so they cook evenly at the same time.
  • Use lamb trimmed for a lower calorie option.
  • Make up a double batch of the spice marinade and then keep the unused portion in the fridge to use later.
  • Feel free to thread some quick cook veggies like bell peppers, onion in between the lamb on the skewers.
  • Make sure to not pack the meat too tightly together, otherwise the middle where the pieces meet will not cook.
  • I recommend oiling the grill grates (you can use olive oil or canola oil) to help prevent the meat from sticking to the grates, prior to heating the grill up so you don’t get burned.
  • If using bamboo skewers then please soak them for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • The longer the marinating time the better the end flavor.

Delicious Variations

  • Add veggies – thread on some quick cook veggies like bell peppers in between the lamb on the kabobs.
  • Add citrus – add things like lemon zest for more flavor.
  • Herbs and spices – feel free to add in some herbs like fresh parsley, fresh rosemary, pureed onions, black pepper etc.
  • Vary the meat – this works with beef, chicken, or pork.

Storage

  • Make ahead – This recipe is so simple to make on the grill. Keep in mind the longer you marinate them, the more rich flavor they get! So marinate uncooked meat and keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
  • Store – Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
  • Freeze – You can freeze the uncooked meat in the marinade. Transfer meat and marinade into convenient ziplock bags, squeeze out all the extra air, seal and label the bags. Store flat in the freezer for three months.

How Long to Cook Lamb Skewers

This depends entirely on how big the lamb cubes are on the lamb skewers. The 1-inch cubes need about 12 – 16 minutes on the grill for well cooked. You will need less time for medium rare (start with 7-9 minutes for medium rare)

Smaller cubes will take less time and bigger ones will require longer. Just check them as you grill them by making a slice into one of the cubes and check on progress.

Which Cut of Lamb Is Best For Making Lamb Kebob?

Whilst you can use virtually any cut of lamb to make grilled lamb skewers, the most economical (yet still delicious) options are boneless leg of lamb and lamb shoulder.

In particular, the shank end of a boneless leg of lamb is inexpensive and easy to trim and cut into cubes. Using lamb shoulder is the most affordable option. Either way you go, trim off the excess fat and then cut the meat into uniformly sized 1-inch cubes.

lamb skewers served on a blue plate

More Grill, Skewers and Kabob Recipes.

What to Serve With Lamb Kebabs

To keep these light, I tend to serve them with lots of fresh cut up veggies and salads. But you can pair them up with other carbs as you wish.

Weight Watchers Points

There are 4 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

Thank you for reading my Grilled Lamb Skewers recipe post. And please come visit again as I continue dreaming up recipes, and much more for you. Thanks for supporting Recipes from a Pantry, food blog.

Get The Grilled Lamb Kebabs Recipe

Don’t forget to tag #recipesfromapantry on Instagram or Twitter if you try Grilled Lamb Kabobs! It is really, really awesome for me when you make one of my recipes and I’d love to see it. You can also share it on my Facebook page. Please pin this recipe to Pinterest too! Thank you for reading Recipes from a Pantry.

grilled lamb kabobs served with salad
Print Recipe
5 from 7 votes

Grilled Lamb Kabobs

These lamb kabobs are simple to prepare yet full of great Middle Eastern flavor.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time16 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Middle Eastern, Western
Servings: 6
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

Lamb Kabobs Ingredients:

  • 450 g (1 lb) lamb leg steaks or lamb shoulder cut into 2.5cm (1 inch) cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic purée
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions

Lamb Kabobs Instructions:

  • Place all the marinade ingredients in a large, shallow bowl. Add the lamb, toss to coat, cover and marinate in the fridge for up to two hours, or overnight if time allows.
  • Soak 6 wooden skewers in cold water for 30 minutes.
  • Thread pieces of lamb onto the skewers.
  • Cook under a preheated grill or on a prepared barbecue for 12-16 minutes, turning occasionally or until any meat juices run clear. Try (7-9 minutes cook time for medium rare meat)
**EASY AIR FRYER RECIPE EBOOK**Get the easy Air Fryer Recipe Binder which includes 40 quick and easy recipes all under 30 minutes cook time.
** INSTANT POT DUMP AND DASH RECIPE EBOOK**Get the Instant Pot Dump And Dash Recipes Ebook with easy recipes for busy lives.

Notes

  • Wrap the ends of your wooden skewers with a bit of aluminum foil to prevent them from catching fire on the grill.
  • Cut the lamb into similar sized chunks so they cook evenly at the same time.
  • Use lamb trimmed for a lower calorie option.
  • Make up a double batch of the spice marinade and then keep the unused portion in the fridge to use later.
  • Feel free to thread some quick cook veggies like bell peppers, onion in between the lamb on the skewers.
  • Make sure to not pack the meat too tightly together, otherwise the middle where the pieces meet will not cook.
  • I recommend oiling the grill grates (you can use olive oil or canola oil) to help prevent the meat from sticking to the grates, prior to heating the grill up so you don’t get burned.
  • If using bamboo skewers then please soak them for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • The longer the marinating time the better the end flavor.
  • There are 4 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

Nutrition

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.2mg

 

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




12 Comments

  1. WhatsApp, launched in 2009, has become a ubiquitous messaging platform, connecting over two billion users globally. Acquired by Facebook in 2014, the app offers secure, end-to-end encrypted messaging, voice and video calls, and multimedia sharing. Known for its user-friendly interface and minimalistic design, WhatsApp has revolutionized personal and business communication. Visit MB WhatsApp

  2. Indulge your taste buds with the exquisite delight of Grilled Lamb Kabobs. For those juggling the demands of academia or a busy schedule, savoring such culinary delights can be a much-needed escape. As you relish these delectable kabobs, consider that sometimes, academic relief can be found in unexpected places. For instance, when facing essay deadlines, a reliable and cost-effective solution may lie in a cheap essay writing service usa.

  3. The information given by you is very good, I have also used it. I also share with you the information on the essay on family values. You can explore the meaning of family and its values in your family values essay. Most essays on family values define them as those customs and traditions that are passed down from generation to generation and their post that these sentiments make the family strong. Family values are dynamic. They change with society. The main modern family values are love, trust, kindness, loyalty, honesty, responsibility, mutual respect, and understanding.

  4. 5 stars
    What a yummy recipe. I’ve only ever barbecued lamb riblets before, but I do love a delicious Mediterranean lamb dish. I’m looking forward to giving these a try. Especially with some fresh pitas and hummus. YUM