Mediterranean Lamb Skewers

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Mediterranean Lamb Skewers

  • Author: Meat and Poultry Ontario
  • Prep Time: .15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Loin
  • Method: Stovetop Grill


These colourful, delectable skewers make summer grilling fare full of Mediterranean flavour.  Cooking the tender Ontario lamb right on the rosemary branch creates a striking presentation and a flavourful impact.



1lb Ontario Lamb loin, trimmed and cut into bite size pieces 

2 tbsp. olive oil 

1tbsp. balsamic vinegar 

1/2 tsp. (each) salt and pepper

1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary 

4 smashed dry-cured olives 

20 fresh rosemary branches with leaves 

20 cherry tomatoes 

2 medium zucchini, cut into ribbons 

20 mini cocktail bocconcini 

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp lemon zest 

1/2 tsp ground cumin 

1.2 tsp each coarse salt and pepper


In bowl, toss lamb cubes with olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper, rosemary and olives. Cover and marinate for at least one hour or up to one day.

Assemble skewers:  Remove rosemary leaves from branches, leaving the leaves at the top third of each branch intact.  Arrange one cherry tomato on each branch.  Wrap the zucchini ribbons around the mini bocconcini and skewer one on each branch following the tomato.  Add a piece of lamb and arrange in a single layer on a tray.

Preheat grill or barbecue to medium-high.  In bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon zest, cumin, salt and pepper.  Drizzle over skewers, turning to coat.  Grill on preheated barbecue, turning once, until lamb is medium-rare and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes per side.

Makes 20 pieces.


  • Calories: 95
  • Sodium: 162mg
  • Fat: 6.6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: .5g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.9
  • Protein: 7.3g
  • Cholesterol: 23,g

Keywords: Grill Appetizer

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