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Balsamic-Spiced Lamb Kabobs

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 40 min.
A delightful contrast of fruit and onion breathes new life into these lamb kabobs.


  • 1 lb lamb boneless leg or shoulder, cut into 1 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs water
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp coriander, ground
  • 1/2 cantaloupe or pineapple, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 16 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 bamboo skewers soaked in water


  • In bowl, combine: vinegar, oil, water, rosemary, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, and coriander.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup for basting.
  • Add lamb cubes; toss to coat.
  • Cover and marinate in refrigerator 6 to 8 hours.
  • Drain meat cubes; discard marinade.
  • Thread lamb, cantaloupe or pineapple, and green onion onto skewers.
  • Brush with reserved marinade.
  • Grill over medium-hot coals or broil 4 inches from heat source.
  • Cook for 12 to 18 minutes or to desired degree of doneness.
  • Turn several times and brush with marinade.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 267
  Calories from Fat 115 (43%)
(20%)Total Fat 13g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(24%)Cholesterol 73mg
(16%)Sodium 394mg
(18%)Potassium 641mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
(10%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(50%)Protein 25g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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