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Lamb Kebab Skewers with Harissa Goat Cheese

Lamb Kebab Skewers with Harissa Goat Cheese


  • 1 1/2 pounds lamb loin, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 Spanish onions, cut into wedges
  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 4 tablespoons ground garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • Juice of 4 lemons
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1 bunch mint, chopped
  • 8 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 ounces harissa paste
  • Red onions, thinly sliced, for serving
  • Kosher Persian pickles, for serving


  1. Preheat the grill to very hot, about 450 degrees . Thread lamb pieces onto skewers, (about 4 each) with an onion wedge between the pieces.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together cumin, coriander, garlic, allspice, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Coat skewers with the juice of 2 lemons, then with the dry seasoning mix, covering them completely.
  3. Grill skewers until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together olive oil, parsley, mint, remaining juice from 2 lemons, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1 teaspoon pepper. In a separate bowl, whip the goat cheese with harissa paste until fully incorporated.
  5. Place skewers on a platter and drizzle with herb-and-oil mixture. Serve with red onions, pickles, and harissa goat cheese.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 584 kcal cal., 34 g fat (14 g sat. fat), 17 g carb., 5 g fiber, 50 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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