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Grilled Lamb Skewers with Turkish Chimichurri

Firing up the grill this Memorial Day? Throw on these lamb skewers with Turkish chimichurri from one of Denver’s own food bloggers, Lauren Grier of Climbing Grier Mountain. Ready in minutes, this recipe will be your new grilling season BFF.  

PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES

COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE TURKISH CHIMICHURRI: 

1 1/2 cups chopped parsley

4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

4 tsp dried Turkish oregano (you may substitute with 3 tbsp fresh chopped oregano)

3 tbsp red wine vinegar

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp ground pepper

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

FOR THE LAMB SKEWERS:

1 1/2 pounds one-inch lamb cubes (*chicken or beef would work as well!)

1/4 cup olive oil

1 1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp ground pepper

24 cucumber slices

12 grape tomatoes (try to get large grape tomatoes for better stability when grilling)

DIRECTIONS:

FOR THE TURKISH CHIMICHURRI:

In a small food processor or blender, add all the ingredients. Pulse until well combined. Taste to make sure seasoning is correct. Pour the chimichurri into a bowl with a fitted lid. Place the chimichurri in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.

FOR THE LAMB SKEWERS:

On a baking sheet, add the lamb cubes. Toss the lamb with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

To make a skewer, take two slices of cucumber followed by one grape tomato followed by one lamb cube. Repeat process twice on same skewer. Follow this skewering process until all skewers have been assembled. You might have leftover ingredients and that’s okay! Just use them up anyway you would like.

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Drizzle the skewers with a little more olive oil to make sure they don’t stick to the grill. Place skewers on the grill and cook rotating each side after three to four minutes. Remove from grill and let cool before serving and garnishing with chimichurri! 

Laura Grier

Lauren Grier of Climbing Grier Mountain is a self-proclaimed foodie, recipe developer, action-adventure seeker, photography lover and world traveler. You can catch all of her delicious recipes on her blog Climbing Grier Mountain or follow her on Instagram @griermountain.