Greek lamb kebabs

    30 min

    Cubes of lamb flavoured with a mixture of garlic, lemon and fresh oregano are cooked on skewers and served with a Greek-style tomato and cabbage salad and pitta bread for a deliciously aromatic main dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
    • juice of ½ lemon
    • 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
    • 450g (1 lb) boneless leg of lamb, trimmed of all fat and cut into 2.5 cm (1 in) cubes
    • salt and pepper
    • Greek-style salad
    • 6 tomatoes, thickly sliced
    • 1 red onion, finely chopped
    • 1 baby white cabbage, about 225 g (8 oz), core removed and thinly shredded
    • 4 tbsp chopped fresh mint
    • ¼ cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
    • juice of ½ lemon
    • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • To serve
    • 4 pitta breads, cut into triangles
    • 0% fat Greek-style yogurt (optional)

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the grill or heat a ridged cast-iron grill pan. Put the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and chopped oregano in a bowl and stir to mix together. Add the cubes of lamb and turn until very well coated. Thread the cubes onto 4 skewers.
    2. Cook the lamb under the grill or on the grill pan for 7–8 minutes or until tender, turning frequently. Towards the end of cooking, warm the pitta bread under the grill or on the grill pan.
    3. Meanwhile, make the salad. Put all the ingredients in a salad bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss together gently.
    4. Serve the kebabs with the salad, pitta bread and yogurt.

    Plus points

    Lamb is a rich source of B vitamins, needed for a healthy nervous system. It is also a good source of zinc and iron. * Cabbage contains a number of different phytochemicals that may help to protect against breast cancer. It is also a good source of vitamin C and among the richest vegetable sources of folate. * Onions, along with chicory, leeks, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, asparagus, barley and bananas, contain a type of dietary fibre called fructoligosaccarides (FOS). This is believed to stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria in the gut while inhibiting the growth of bad bacteria.

    Each serving provides

    Excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin C. Good source of iron, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin E, zinc. Useful source of folate, niacin, potassium, vitamin B1.

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