Lamb Kefta Kebabs with Dried Fruit-Mint Quinoa


Ingredients for Lamb Kebab

2 pounds ground Cedar Springs or Shepherd’s Pride lamb
1/2 cup finely minced onion
6 cloves minced garlic
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Salt and pepper, to taste
12 skewers (metal or wooden soaked in water about 20 minutes)

Directions for Lamb Kebab

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
  2. Form into 24 oblong patties, about 2 inches in length; thread 2 patties onto each skewer.
  3. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill skewers until lamb is just cooked through, 2 minutes per side (meat will be pink on the inside). (Skewers can also be cooked under the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes until medium-rare–that is how I made these.)
  4. Remove from heat; rest for 3 minutes.


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Ingredients for Quinoa

2 cups quinoa
1/3 cup chopped dried apricots (about 6 apricots)
1/3 cup chopped dates (about 3 large dates) NOTE: I swapped out dates for raisins
4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions for Quinoa

  1. Follow cooking instructions on quinoa box/bag. When done, remove from heat, fluff and cover for 5 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and toss quinoa. Serve with skewers.

Recipe and Image Provided by Nicole Feliciano of Momtrends.

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