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This meat on a skewer is a specialty of the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Processing the lamb together with all the ingredients and refrigerating allows the flavors to mingle. Though traditionally cooked over an open fire, the skewers can also be cooked in a 450° oven. Serve with pita bread.

Viviana Carballo
Recipe by Cooking Light April 2002


Credit: Karry Hosford

Recipe Summary

6 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place all ingredients except cooking spray in a food processor; process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.

  • Prepare grill.

  • Divide meat mixture into 6 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 6-inch rope. Insert an 8-inch skewer through center of each rope.

  • Place kebabs on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until done.

Nutrition Facts

180 calories; calories from fat 28%; fat 5.6g; saturated fat 1.8g; mono fat 2.2g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 18.6g; carbohydrates 14.1g; fiber 2.6g; cholesterol 50mg; iron 3.6mg; sodium 565mg; calcium 57mg.