https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/16603/lamb-souvlaki

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Packed with flavour, this delicious Greek lamb dish will be a hit at your next BBQ.

Ingredients

  • 1 x 1.6kg leg of lamb, fat removed

  • 6 cloves garlic, grated

  • 1 tbs dried oregano

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

  • 8 pita breads

  • Salad:

  • 3 large vine ripe tomatoes cut into large chunks

  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, cubed

  • 80g Greek feta, crumbled

  • ½ bunch mint, leaves picked

  • 1 tbs white balsamic vinegar

  • 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil

  • Tzatziki:

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely grated

  • 100g Greek yoghurt

  • ½ cucumber, grated

  • 1 tbs lemon juice

  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt to taste

Method

  • 1.

    Pre-heat BBQ. Place 8 bamboo skewers in a glass of warm water.

  • 2.

    Remove all the meat from the bone of the leg of lamb and remove any excess fat or sinew. Cut meat into large cubes.

  • 3.

    Place garlic, oregano, lemon, paprika and olive oil in a large bowl and add meat. Season very well with salt and pepper. Mix well with your hands and allow to marinade for 5 minutes.

  • 4.

    Place 5 cubes of meat onto each skewer and set aside.

  • 5.

    Meanwhile, make the Tzatziki by mixing yoghurt, cucumber, lemon, oil and salt together in a bowl.

  • 6.

    To make the salad, combine tomatoes, cucumbers, feta and mint in a separate bowl and add vinegar and oil.

  • 7.

    Place the pita breads on the BBQ for 1 minute on each side to warm up. Remove and wrap in foil.

  • 8.

    Now place the lamb skewers on the BBQ and cook for 8 minutes or to your liking, turning them frequently.

  • 9.

    To serve, place a lamb skewer in each warm pita topped with the tomato salad and finished with the Tzatziki sauce.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 1592kj
  • Fat Total 117g
  • Saturated Fat 30g
  • Protein 71g
  • Carbohydrate 69g
  • Sugar 8g
  • Sodium 2072mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Notes

TIP: To keep the pita breads warm place wrapped in foil on the coolest corner of the BBQ until ready to use.

And not a fan of lamb? Swap the kebab meat for chicken or beef!

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