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Lamb Kabobs with Grilled Eggplant & Mint-Yogurt Sauce

  • Yield: 4 1x



Lamb Kabobs:

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
  • pinch red pepper flakes

Mint-Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped mint
  • 2 eggplants, thinly sliced (around 1/4-inch) lengthwise
  • 1 cup mixed lettuce, torn
  • 12 wood skewers, soaked in water or wine/water mixture for an hour


  1. Place the lamb, garlic, ginger, pine nuts, cumin, paprika, coriander, 2 teaspoons mint and red pepper flakes in a large mixing bowl. Using your hands, mix together. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. Place the yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, parsley and mint in the bowl of a food processor and process until well mixed. Let sit for at least 1/2 hour to allow flavors to blend. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before serving.
  3. Rub each side of the eggplant slices with olive oil and season with sea salt. Grill on a grill pan or barbeque over medium heat until cooked through and softened, turning once. Set aside.
  4. Shape lamb mixture into 2-inch long oval sausage shapes around skewers (you should have 12 kabobs). Rub with olive oil and grill in a grill pan or on a barbeque over medium heat until cooked through, turning occasionally – around 20 minutes for medium-rare on a grill pan.
  5. Divide eggplant slices between 4 serving plates. Top with mixed greens. Spoon yogurt sauce over the top. Place Kabobs on plate around the sauce.


You will have some of the sauce leftover. The next day, I made a sandwich wrap of roasted turkey, grilled asparagus, sliced tomatoes, feta cheese and the mint-yogurt sauce and it was yummy!

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