Zesty American Lamb Kebabs with Mint Yogurt Sauce


June 23, 2022

Recipe provided by Zesty Lamb Kebabs with Mint Yogurt Sauce - Over The Fire Cooking, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (Zesty American Lamb Kebabs with Mint Yogurt Sauce | American Lamb).

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs


Lamb Kebab

1 Boneless American lamb leg, trimmed & cubed

3 cloves Garlic, minced

1 tbsp Dill, finely chopped

1 tbsp Onion powder

1 tbsp Cumin

2 tsp Cinnamon

2 tsp Coriander

1 Lemon, juiced

Salt & pepper, to taste

Olive oil

Mint Yogurt

1 cup Plain yogurt

1 tbsp Mint, chopped

2 cloves Garlic, pressed

1 Lemon, juiced

Salt & pepper, to taste


1In a bowl, add all the spices & herbs for the American Lamb Kebab but leave out the cubed lamb. Mix thoroughly and pour a small portion of the marinade into a small bowl. Use this later for grilling. Add cubed lamb to the large batch of marinade and mix. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 2 hours.

2Build a fire in your grill or fire pit for direct cooking. Make at medium to medium-high heat.

3Pull out marinated lamb and skewer. Place skewers over the fire and let cook for about 5-6 minutes per side or until the internal temperature hits 130-135F for medium rare. Lather the kebabs with the reserve spices & herbs marinade that did not touch the lamb.

4While kebabs are cooking, mix all ingredient for the Mint Yogurt Sauce.

5Pull kebabs off grill and let rest for 4-5 minutes. Top with Mint Yogurt Sauce or dip, and enjoy!