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Lamb Skewers with Cucumber Sour Cream Dip

This recipe for Lamb Skewers with Cucumber Sour Cream Dip is juicy lamb skewers packed full of spicy garlic Cajun flavour, grilled until lightly charred and served with a cool sour cream dip, the dip is a take on Tzatziki.

Lamb Skewers with Cucumber Sour Cream Dip

Lamb Skewers with Cucumber Sour Cream Dip

For other kabob recipes try these spicy beef skewers or these honey sriracha grilled chicken skewers!

Juicy lamb skewers packed full of spicy garlic Cajun flavour, grilled until lightly charred and served with a cool sour cream dip.

These skewers taste amazing straight off the barbecue, but if the weather isn’t great, you can still do them on the griddle or even under the broiler.

Lamb Skewers with Sour Cream Dip

The dip is a take on Tzatziki, but using sour cream instead of Greek yogurt. Mixed together with shredded cucumber and a few other additions means the dip is creamy, salty and very slightly sweet.

You’ll want to drizzle it on everything!

Lamb Skewers with Sour Cream Dip

The lamb is marinated for an hour or so before cooking to ensure a really deep flavour. I often use my base BBQ marinade of lemon juice, oil, salt and garlic when I’m making skewers.

The lemon juice helps to tenderize the meat whilst the salty garlic stands up really well to the smoky flavour.

I’ve included Cajun spice this time, but you can add whatever you like to fit with the rest of your meal.

Lamb Skewers with Cucumber Sour Cream Dip

Spice Options for Lamb Skewers:

  • Fresh or dried dill gives a Greek feel.
  • Dried thyme and oregano (served with a tomato based dip) gives an Italian feel.
  • You could even go for a mixture of chili powder, turmeric, ground cumin and ground coriander for a spicy Indian feel – serve it with a yogurt and mint dip.
Lamb Skewers with Sour Cream Dip

Serve the skewers on their own with a crunchy cucumber salad

Or, stuff the juicy lamb and salad into some warm pita bread for a deliciously filling dinner.

Lamb Skewers with Sour Cream Dip

Lamb Skewers with Cucumber Sour Cream Dip

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This recipe for Lamb Skewers with Cucumber Sour Cream Dip is juicy lamb skewers packed full of spicy garlic Cajun flavour, grilled until lightly charred and served with a cool sour cream dip, the dip is a take on Tzatziki.

Ingredients

LAMB SKEWERS

  • 1 +1/2 pounds lean lamb, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 + 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Cajun spice mix
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • 1 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

CUCUMBER SOUR CREAM DIP

  • 1/2 large cucumber
  • 200 g sour cream
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried dill, or 1 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Place the lamb, oil, salt, pepper, Cajun spice, lemon juice and garlic in a ziplock bag. Seal the bag and massage everything together for a few seconds, then leave to marinade for at least an hour (up to four). The lamb will turn a pale grey during this time due to the acid in the lemon juice, but it will look and taste amazing once cooked.
  2. To make the dip, peel the cucumber, slice in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon. Shred the cucumber with a hand grater, then squeeze out all of the juice over the sink – using your hands. Place the drained cucumber in a bowl along with the rest of the dip ingredients. Stir everything together, then cover and place in the refrigerator until needed.
  3. Take the lamb out of the bag and thread onto 4 or 6 skewers. Cook on a hot BBQ or griddle until dark brown and thoroughly cooked – about 6-7 minutes, turning a couple of times during cooking. You can test ‘doneness’ by cutting into one of the pieces of lamb and checking that it’s not pink in the middle and that any juices run clear.
  4. Place the skewers on a serving plate with the sour cream dip. I like to serve this meal with pita bread and a red onion, cucumber and tomato salad.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319Saturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 24g

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19 Comments

  1. I just love skewers on the BBQ!! We try and do a bunch up in advance and have our freezer stacked for the summer season! I will have to try these I but they are yummy with the cucumber dip 🙂

  2. Delicious!! I am definitely going to try making them for my next BBQ. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  3. That dip sounds amazing! I don’t eat meat so I’d substitute in veggies and maybe tofu but I really like this recipe since it can be altered for every preference. Sounds like it might be good using shrimp too!

  4. This cucumber dip sounds delicious. I’m always looking for sides to make for the things my husband grills!

  5. one of my favorite summer meals! bbq is coming out for the season tomorrow…. This recipe might have to happen!

  6. This is timely. The local shawarma place closed up shop a while back and we’ve been longing for some nice mid eastern style food.

  7. I have never tried lamb, but these look awesome and wants me to go out and grab a lamb skewer!!

  8. I’ve never had lamb before but I have to say, this recipe looks and sounds amazing! I’m going to give this one a try for sure! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I have to say that I have never tried lamb before. But the pictures make the recipe look good!

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