Grilled Lamb Skewers with Tzatziki
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • 2 lbs ground lamb
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp mint, chopped finely
  • Tzatziki:
  • ½ English cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp mint, chopped finely
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Soak about 20 skewers in cold water for at least an hour.
  2. Heat a grill over medium-high heat.
  3. Combine lamb, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and mint in a large mixing bowl. Divide into 2 oz servings (about ¼ cup) and press each serving tightly around one skewer. Gently set onto a platter while preparing the remaining skewers.
  4. Place each skewer onto the preheated grill. Cook, turning often, for 2-3 minutes per side, about 10 minutes total. Remove to a serving platter.
  5. For the tzatziki: Grate cucumber into a mixing bowl. Drain out some of the excess liquid. Add yogurt, mint, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  6. Serve lamb skewers on pita with tzatziki, Mediterranean salad, and lemon. Enjoy!
Recipe by This Cookin' Dad at