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Home > North African orange and l amb kebabs

North African orange and l amb kebabs

Recipe Information

Servings 4
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Total Time 40 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient Lamb
Category Meat
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Cuisine North African
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Carb; Low Cholesterol; Healthy Heart; Low Sodium


  • 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro 

  • 1/2 cup loosely packed parsley 

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled

  • 1 teaspoon paprika 

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 

  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt 

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 

  • 1 pound lean leg of lamb, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 seedless oranges, unpeeled, quartered, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices



  • Preheat the grill to high.

  • Combine the cilantro, parsley, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper in a food processor; process until the herbs are finely chopped. Add the yogurt and lemon juice; process until smooth. Scrape into a medium bowl, add the lamb, and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

  • Thread the lamb and orange slices alternately onto 8 skewers. Discard the marinade.

  • Oil the grill rack. Grill the kebabs, turning occasionally, until cooked to the desired doneness, 7-10 minutes for medium-rare. Serve immediately.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 199 cal

  • Fat: 5g

  • Saturated fat: 2g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g

  • Cholesterol: 73mg

  • Sodium: 377mg

  • Potassium: 514mg

  • Carbohydrate: 12g

  • Fiber: 2g

  • Sugars: 0g

  • Protein: 25g