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plate filled with 2 lamb shawarma skewers, salad and tahini sauce

Lamb Shawarma

This Middle Eastern recipe is easy to prepare, yet full of complex and bold flavours.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Middle Eastern, Western
Keyword lamb shawarma
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 106kcal


Lamb Shawarma Ingredients List:

  • 450 g (1 lb) lamb leg steaks or lamb shoulder cut into 2.5cm (1 inch) cubes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp garlic purée
  • 1 -2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp allspice

Tahini Sauce Ingredients List:

  • 64 g (1/2 cup) light tahini paste
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) water
  • 2 - 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste


Lamb Shawarma Cooking 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.

Tahini Sauce Instructions:

  • Combine equal parts light tahini paste and water with 2 - 4 tablespoons of lemon juice and salt, to taste. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve your lamb shawarma with the tahini sauce, and hummus or some minty greek yoghurt.


Lamb Shawarma Serving Suggestions

Whilst this Lamb Shawarma is a pretty fantastic meal all on its own, it is also delicious served with:
The Creamiest Instant Pot Hummus
Roasted Carrot and Farro Salad with Tahini Sauce Yoghurt Dressing
Spiced Instant Pot Chickpeas Salad

Lamb Shawarma Weight Watchers Points

There are 4 Freestyle SmartPoints in a serving of this lamb shawarma recipe.


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