Lamb Skewers with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

I love Whole Foods.

I love lamb.

If Whole Foods lists a recipe using ground lamb, it’s got to be good, right? This was delicious. We topped it with Feta Cheese & chopped red onion. It was such a fresh tasting, light dinner. Give it a shot...

Lamb Skewers with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

8 bamboo skewers
1 pound ground lamb
8 ounces Greek style yogurt, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onions
2 tablespoons finely chopped mint
2 teaspoons Mediterranean seasoning
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons tahini
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
Pita or lavash flat bread

Soak bamboo skewers in water at least 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, put lamb, 1/2 cup of the yogurt, cilantro, onions, mint, and seasoning into a medium bowl. Combine gently but thoroughly, then divide into 8 balls. Shape each ball into a long sausage shape and slide skewers through the center, lengthwise. Flatten slightly and refrigerate for up to several hours until ready to grill.

Prepare grill. Brush lamb with oil and cook over hot coals about 10 minutes, turning to brown all sides. While skewers are grilling, mix together the remaining yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. Thin with water to make a smooth slightly thick sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Serve skewers with grilled pita or flat bread, drizzled with sauce.


  1. So sad, we don't have a Whole Foods close by. This looks great!

  2. This looks delicious I love the sauce paired with this!! The photo is beautiful

  3. Now this looks awesome! I had gyros yesterday and after seeing this post, I'm craving Greek food again!