Easy Summer Dinner: Lamb Kabobs

 

Lamb Kebab PlateHey, remember when we did Grilling 101 earlier this week? Let's follow up with a simple and totally delicious dinner that your clients can make on a grill!

Lamb Kabob Plate with Greek Dips
Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • Kabobs:
    • 8 ounces lamb loin, cubed and with extra fat trimmed off (you can also use lean beef)
    • 4 bamboo skewers
    • Drizzle of olive oil
    • Garlic powder (coarse, granulated is preferable to find powder)
    • Aluminum foil 12 inch square
  • Hummus - prepared (available in your grocer's deli)
  • Baba ganoush - prepared (available in your grocer's deli)
  • 2 100% whole-wheat pitas
  • Tabouleh:
    • 1 cup bulgur (available in bulk in Whole Foods or in the grain section of your grocery store)
    • 1 cup very hot water
    • 1/2 cucumber, chopped
    • 1 plum tomato, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
    • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
    • Black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Prepare tabouleh:
    • Pour the very hot water over the bulgur and allow it to set until soft, about 4 minutes.
    • Combine the cooked grains with the rest of the tabouleh ingredients.
    • Chill until ready to serve.
  2. Grill lamb:
    • Divide the lamb evenly among the 4 skewers and thread it on each, as pictured.
    • Place the skewers on foil and drizzle with olive oil.
    • Sprinkle with garlic powder.
    • Preheat grill, then grill until lamb is cooked to medium doneness, about 5 minutes each side.
  3. Serve lamb with a scoop each of hummus, baba ganoush, and tabouleh.
  4. Serve 1/2 of a whole-wheat pita on the side per person.

Nutrition Information:

Serves 4. Each serving contains 492 calories, 20 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 36 mg cholesterol, 608 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 16 g dietary fiber, 2 g sugar, and 28 g protein.

Each serving has 32% DV vitamin A, 50% DV vitamin C, 11% DV calcium, and 38% DV iron.

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