Grilled American Lamb Kebabs with Basil Tahini Sauce - Superior Farms

Grilled American Lamb Kebabs with Basil Tahini Sauce


June 23, 2022

Recipe provided by Lamb Kebabs with Basil Tahini Sauce - Platings + Pairings (, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (Grilled American Lamb Kebabs with Basil Tahini Sauce | American Lamb).


2 lbs Ground American lamb

1/2 Onion, finely diced

3 cloves Garlic, finely minced

2 tsp Ground cumin

1 tbsp Kosher salt

1 tsp Black pepper

8 Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 mins

Lemon wedges, for serving

Basil Tahini Sauce

1/2 cup Tahini

1/4 cup Basil, loosely packed

1/4 cup Lemon juice

1/4 cup Water

2 cloves Garlic

1 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil

Salt & pepper, to taste


1Soak the skewers and start the grill.

2In a bowl, mix the lamb with the onions, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper. Form the mixture into 16 ovals and thread them onto 8 skewers.

3Brush the lamb kebabs with olive oil. Grill over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until the kebabs are cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes (160-degrees).

4Serve with Basil Tahini Sauce and lemon wedges.

Basil Tahini Sauce

1In a high powered blender, combine all ingredients.

2Blend on high until you have a smooth, creamy sauce.

3Add up to 1/4 cup more water (blending again to incorporate) until you get the thickness you like. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.