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Lamb Mince Skewers

Lamb, Spinach and Pistachio Kebabs with Minted Yoghurt


Lamb Mince Skewers

This is a Fresh and Fast Friday Recipe. It can be made in less than 30 minutes. A quick meal at the end of a busy day. 

I have been taking my boys to the library over the previous few months. While we are there I usually grab a collection of either cooking or gardening books. On the days my brain refuses to work I flick through these books for cooking inspiration. A Turkish cook book got me thinking about combining lamb and pistachio nuts, and I am pleased it did. What a great combination!

  • Makes: 6 large and 6 small kebabs (depending on the size you roll and mould)
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-15 minutes depending on thickness of kebabs


Kebab Skewers

  • 500 grams minced lamb
  • 2 eggs lightly whisked
  • 35 grams (approximately) fresh spinach leaves chopped
  • pistachio nuts – 85 grams
  • salt and pepper to season

Yogurt Mint Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons of yoghurt
  • handful of fresh mint leaves – finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove – finely chopped
  • squeeze of lemon juice


  1. To a food processor add the kebab ingredients and process (in batches if required) until the mix resembles sausage meat mince
  2. With wet hands scoop out a handful and mould the mix into a sausage shape and push onto a kebab
  3. Cook in a hot pan for 10 to 15 minutes, turning as each side is golden
  4. To make the Yoghurt Mint Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine
  5. Serve with a salad or vegetables

Do you run out of ideas for using mince? It is one of the things I always have on hand as it is so versatile. I keep a supply of beef, lamb, pork and chicken on hand – but have been using less chicken lately.

If you have a recipe that is Fresh and Fast (made in less than 30 minutes) link it below for the inspiration of all the busy people out there who need a quick, healthy dinner idea.





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  • mamacino August 17, 2012, 1:06 pm

    Love this! Yum…and I have heaps of pistachios in the cupboard.

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