Greek Yoghurt Marinated Lamb Kebabs

Greek Yoghurt Marinated Lamb Kebabs

Following on from my other ‘Greek’ Style healthy recipes (my Greek Salad & Homemade Tzatziki Dip), here is a recipe for a Greek yoghurt based marinade that tastes INCREDIBLE. I’ve always been intrigued by ‘marinades’ for meat (and in this case lamb) and set about creating a ‘nic’s nutrition super healthy one’ with fat-free Greek yoghurt.

 

Marinating meat may sound like a hassle but all you do is mix a load of things together, throw in your chopped meat and leave itΒ in the fridge until you’re ready to use it; I’ve left mine 4 hours before – preparing it just after lunch on a Saturday and eating it for dinner, as well as overnight. The end result is the most amazing tasting, tender meat.

 

These lamb kebabs taste delicious and having grilled them I do wonder if they’d taste even better on the BBQ! I served these kebabs with wild rice (and sweet potato wedges) and salad but they would go equally well in a tortilla wrap with tzatziki dip.

 

Healthy Lamb Kebabs

 

Greek Yoghurt Marinated Lamb Kebabs

Ingredients

  • 130g (1/2 cup) Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic granules/2-4 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Meat - I used 360g lamb leg steak (diced & trimmed of fat)
  • Vegetable chunks e.g. red onion, mushrooms, whole cherry tomatoes, peppers

Instructions

  1. Combine the yoghurt, lemon juice, paprika, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil in a bowl before adding your meat and mixing well
  2. Cover the marinated meat and leave to chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours
  3. If you're using wooden skewers don't forget to soak them in water first so they don't burn (I prefer the metal skewers!) .. then slide on a vegetable chunk, followed by meat chunk (shake off any excess marinade) and repeat until full
  4. Grill your skewers until the meat is cooked (mine took around 6-8 minutes on each side)
  5. Serve with salad (I had spinach leaves with avocado, tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and olive oil) and wild rice or sweet potato wedges

Notes

Nutritional stats shown are for 1/4 of the marinade made with 0% Greek yoghurt (as only ~1/4 ends up on 1/2 of the meat!).

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 29

% Daily Value

Total Fat 1 g

2%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g

1%

Protein 3 g

6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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16 Comments

  1. Sarah Hamilton
    July 30, 2013 / 8:19 pm

    Yum!! Huge lamb fans in our house – I may prep these this weekend and get my husband to do them on the BBQ πŸ™‚

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 30, 2013 / 8:33 pm

      Oooh do let me know how they go! Lamb is a big hit in my home too!! Nic x

  2. Sarah
    July 31, 2013 / 3:20 pm

    Would this work on the George foreman?x

    • Emma
      August 1, 2013 / 10:09 am

      OOOh I’d not considered the George Foreman!! I will try that tonight! πŸ˜€

      • Nics Nutrition
        August 1, 2013 / 11:14 am

        Do let me know! I had a George Foreman at uni but ended up having to bin it (oops – uni standards).. I must reinvest!! πŸ™‚

    • Nics Nutrition
      August 1, 2013 / 11:11 am

      Ooh I don’t see why not! So let me know! Nic x

  3. Jo
    August 5, 2013 / 2:53 pm

    I tried this recipe with chicken and it was de-lish !! I marinaded the chicken overnight and the smell was amazing when I went to prepare them. I took them to a BBQ and everyone loved them…I added extra garlic & chilli too to give them an extra kick. Highly recommendable πŸ™‚ thanks again for another very yummy recipe Nic x

    • Nics Nutrition
      August 5, 2013 / 6:22 pm

      Oooh thank you so much for letting me know! That sounds amazing. I’ll def be trying this with chicken too and on the barbie – do tweet me a pic next time! Thank you! Nic xx

  4. Neil McLeod
    August 18, 2013 / 4:29 pm

    Hi just a quick comment to say how delicious the recipe is and how quick and easy it is to make I’ve also done this with chicken which is equally as good if not better (just my opinion) thanks for putting it up for us nic
    Neil

    • Nics Nutrition
      August 18, 2013 / 5:17 pm

      Thanks for your comment and great picture Neil! Can’t wait to re make this with chicken – And I bet it would taste good with turkey too! Nic x

      • Neil McLeod
        August 18, 2013 / 5:49 pm

        Think we’re gonna give fresh king prawns a go too

        • Nics Nutrition
          August 18, 2013 / 8:45 pm

          OOOoh fab idea, let me know!

  5. Aisha
    September 3, 2013 / 10:25 pm

    I did this today. Absolutely amazing. I added some mint to the recipe

    • September 4, 2013 / 6:22 am

      Hi Aisha! OOh I love the addition of mint – hadn’t thought of that!! Will try it soon!! Thank you! Nic x

  6. Nisha
    June 9, 2016 / 10:22 am

    Hoping to make this on the weekend but how many calories are in it? Inc the lamb and veg? We have a 700cal limit.

    • June 11, 2016 / 10:50 am

      It will be way under that! Depends how much lamb you use. Use myfitnesspal to work it out πŸ™‚ x

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