Lamb Kebabs with Mint Pesto

With the Paleo lifestyle, I’ve learned to try “new” grocery items…to stretch my boundaries from chicken, steak and turkey…from apples, bananas and peaches.  We tend to keep buying the same things over and over.  What my new lifestyle, as well as this blog, has encouraged me to do is to stretch a little…to buy things that I normally wouldn’t choose. Plus, with the internet available, why not?!  I come home with a new ingredient and Google my possibilities.  Once I’ve done this, I put my spin on it…pick my favorite spices among the variety of Googled recipes and come up with my own flavor ~ or deal with what I have available in my kitchen.  Of course I didn’t invent lamb kebabs or mint pesto; but this is my spin on it today…and, by the way, this was a hit with my girls (which is always a feather in my hat when I get both of them to try something new and actually like it!).


Mint Pesto:

  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1/4 medium onion
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Lamb Kebabs:

  • 1 pound fresh ground lamb
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 large egg
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 medium onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground celery seed
  • 6 wooden skewers, soaked in water


  1. In a food processor, combine all of the mint pesto ingredients.  Blend until smooth.  Refrigerate.
  2. In a bowl, combine all ingredients for the kebabs. Divide the mixture into six sections and form each section around the skewers. Grill until desired doneness (about 2 minutes per side…there are four sides to a kebab).
  3. Enjoy!

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  1. I love lamb and this sounds awesome! Can't wait to try it!

  2. Reblogged this on Mom Gone Paleo and commented:
    Can't wait to try these babies! My Cave Girl strikes again!

  3. I just bought ground lamb today at the store! I did not have a plan for what to make with it yet, so THANK YOU for the idea! I am making these this week. Looks yummy!

  4. Reblogged this on Primal Spirit and commented:
    This recipe looks great! I will be trying this, this week! Just bought some lamb, thanks Cavegirl for the idea!

  5. Thank YOU for reblogging!

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