Minted Lamb Kebabs

  • 50MINS
  • 10MINS
  • 396KCAL

Delicious grilled skewers of tender, marinated lamb and green peppers that are perfect if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers.

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories396
  • Carbs8.7g
  • Protein39g
  • Fat22g
  • Saturates10g
  • Sugars7.7g

Minted Lamb Kebabs - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

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Mint and lamb is a classic pairing, but it doesn’t have to be saved for your Sunday roast! These Minted Lamb Kebabs will remind you of Mediterranean holidays, and they’re so quick and easy to make!

We’ve marinated chunks of tender lamb in a mixture of mint and yoghurt, and threaded them onto skewers with onion and green peppers. The kebabs don’t take long to cook but it’s worth letting them soak in the marinade for at least 20 minutes. It adds so much flavour!

Lamb isn’t the leanest meat so it’s easy to think it can’t be slimming friendly. These kebabs use fat free Greek yoghurt and lots of veg so we’re not adding too many extra calories – perfect if you’re trying to eat healthy!

These kebabs can be cooked on the grill, in the oven or even on the BBQ! An ideal midweek dinner, they pair perfectly with rice – or you can make an even lighter meal and serve with a fresh green salad. 

What diets are these Minted Lamb Kebabs suitable for?

These Minted Lamb Kebabs can be enjoyed on gluten free diets. 

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Minted Lamb Kebabs recipe?

  • This Minted Lamb Kebabs recipe is worth 10 Points per portion if you’re on WW Green.
  • This Minted Lamb Kebabs recipe is worth 9 Points per portion if you’re on WW Blue.
  • This Minted Lamb Kebabs recipe is worth 9 Points per portion if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Minted Lamb Kebabs?

Nope! Everything you need can be found easily in the supermarket. 

How many calories are in Minted Lamb Kebabs?

There are 396 calories per portion in this Minted Lamb Kebabs recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

Soak the wooden skewers in cold water for 20 minutes, this will help to stop them burning under the grill.

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Step 2

In a mixing bowl, add 100g of the yoghurt along with 2 tsp of the mint sauce, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix well.

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Step 3

Add the diced lamb and mix well. Cover and place in the fridge for 20 minutes to marinate.

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Step 4

Thread 4 pieces of the lamb onto the skewers, alternating with a piece of green pepper and onion. Repeat until you have filled all 8 skewers.

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Step 5

Place the skewers onto a baking tray and cook under a grill for 10 minutes, turning over halfway to ensure even cooking.

Step 6

While the lamb is cooking, mix 2 tsp of the mint sauce with the remainder of the Greek yoghurt.

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Step 7

Serve the kebabs garnished with the mint yoghurt, lemon wedges and fresh mint.

Minted Lamb Kebabs - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with Minted Lamb Kebabs?

These go so well with plain Basmati rice but you could also serve with a fresh salad. Whatever you serve with these kebabs, just remember to work out the additional calories!

You could pair these Minted Lamb Kebabs with any of these side dishes:

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How do you know when Minted Lamb Kebabs are cooked?

These will need to be cooked on the grill for around 10 mins, turning halfway through to make sure the lamb cooks evenly. Make sure the lamb is cooked all the way through before serving. 

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Minted Lamb Kebabs in the fridge?

Once you’ve served this recipe, you’ll ideally need to eat it within 4 hours.

You can store any leftover Minted Lamb Kebabs in the fridge for around 3 days. Make sure that you allow them to cool before putting them in a container with a lid and chilling in the refrigerator. 

Can I freeze Minted Lamb Kebabs?

YES you can freeze this recipe! If you do, then remember to do the following:

  • Allow it to cool and then freeze as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Place in a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Add a label with the recipe name and what date you froze it

How do I reheat Minted lamb Kebabs?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

Or you reheat in an oven pre-heated to 200°C for around 5 minutes, until piping hot throughout.

From frozen: Allow to defrost thoroughly, and reheat as above.

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Minted Lamb Kebabs

Delicious grilled skewers of tender, marinated lamb and green peppers that are perfect if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    50 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 396
  • Carbs 8.7G
  • WW Points:
  • 10 Green
  • 9 Blue
  • 9 Purple

Ingredients

  • 450 g lean diced lamb all visible fat removed
  • 1 green pepper deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 onion peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 tsp mint sauce
  • 200 g fat free Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 g fresh mint
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges

8 wooden skewers about 18cm/7in in length

mixing bowls

Baking tray

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Instructions

  1. Soak the wooden skewers in cold water for 20 minutes, this will help to stop them burning under the grill.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add 100g of the yoghurt along with 2 tsp of the mint sauce, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Add the diced lamb and mix well. Cover and place in the fridge for 20 minutes to marinate.
  4. Thread 4 pieces of the lamb onto the skewers, alternating with a piece of green pepper and onion. Repeat until you have filled all 8 skewers.
  5. Place the skewers onto a baking tray and cook under a grill for 10 minutes, turning over halfway to ensure even cooking.
  6. While the lamb is cooking, mix 2 tsp of the mint sauce with the remainder of the Greek yoghurt.
  7. Serve the kebabs garnished with the mint yoghurt, lemon wedges and fresh mint.

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Recipe notes

Tip: These kebabs are also perfect cooked on a BBQ or in the oven.

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Nicola MahonyTuesday 3rd August 2021

What cut of lamb is used?

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    SharonMonday 13th September 2021

    Hi Nicola, you will need to use a lean, tender, quick cooking cut of lamb such as loin or leg for these kebabs. Thanks for your question and hope you enjoy the recipe.

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Karen baylissTuesday 3rd August 2021

How do I cook the lamb kebabs in the oven please

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    HollyMonday 16th August 2021

    Hey Karen, we haven’t tested this recipe cooked in the oven but would suggest a temperature of 190ºC for 15-20 minutes until the lamb is evenly cooked through. Hope that helps!

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Anita KitchingTuesday 3rd August 2021

Can’t wait to try these ingredients on my Sainsbury’s on line shopping list 🤗

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    HollyThursday 12th August 2021

    Hey Anita, thanks for your message hope you enjoyed these kebabs!

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Maureen CliftTuesday 3rd August 2021

These lamb kebabs look delicious

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    HollyMonday 16th August 2021

    Hey Maureen, so glad to hear you like the sounds of these kebabs!

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