Lamb Souvlaki with Yogurt-Garlic Sauce
Bring the bustling street life of Greece to your table with this popular market food—a tasty lamb and vegetable kabob.
- 2 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbs fresh garlic, chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp fresh oregano leaves, chopped
- 3/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 3/4 lb lamb leg, cut into 12 cubes
- 2 yellow bell peppers, cut into 1-inch strips
- 1 red onion, cut into 8 pieces
- 16 cherry tomatoes
- 4 whole wheat pitas
- 8 12-inch wooden skewers, soaked in water
- Yogurt-Garlic Sauce2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped
- 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
- 1 tsp garlic, finely chopped
- Salt and pepper, as needed
- Lamb SouvlakiIn small bowl, mix olive oil, garlic, oregano, pepper, and salt; set aside. Thread lamb, bell peppers, onion, and tomatoes onto wooden skewers and brush all sides with marinade. Place in a large, shallow pan. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, rotating skewers once.
- Grill over medium-hot coals for 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until desired degree of doneness. Rotate to cook evenly. To broil, cook four inches from heat source for 6 minutes, rotating until evenly browned.
- Grill or toast pitas. Serve skewers and pitas with Yogurt-Garlic Sauce.
- Yogurt-Garlic SaucePut two chopped cucumbers and a pinch of salt in a food processor; puree.
- Place in a fine-screen colander, and squeeze out juice into a bowl. Reserve juice and discard pulp.
- In a bowl, whisk cucumber juice with 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and 3/4 cup Greek-style yogurt or sour cream.
- Mix in 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
Calories from Fat 87 (39%)
(15%)Total Fat 10g
(15%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Total Carbohydrate 24g
(14%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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