Thank you, American Lamb, for sponsoring this post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are truly my own.
One of the best things about summertime, is definitely the cookouts! We love to spend as much time as we can outside; enjoying the beautiful weather! And the kids love the change of scenery too!
Even though we love cooking out, the menu can get a little boring! Our typical menu is usually barbecue ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs, and a few veggies. It’s always delicious, but there are times that I would like to try something different, such as these AMAZING Zesty Italian Herb Grilled Lamb Kabobs!
Whenever I cook lamb, I make sure that I purchase American Lamb which is widely available at grocery stores, specialty food retailers, and butcher shops. I like to purchase American Lamb because it comes from a sustainable source, which is very important to me.
I like to make sure that my food comes from a source that supports the community and preserves the land and resources for future generations. American Lamb is committed to practices that protect the environment, improve land management, foster animal well- being and general positive social and economic impact on local communities.
Another great thing about lamb is that it’s a nutrient-rich food with an excellent source of Vitamin B12, niacin, zinc and selenium! As a Registered Dietitian, this ranks very high on my list! 😊
When searching for the perfect cut of lamb, look for American Lamb with a soft pink to red coloring with white marbling. The most common cuts that are often displayed are, fresh chops, steaks and racks but you can always ask the butcher for a specific cut.
For these Zesty Italian Herb Grilled Lamb Kabobs, I used boneless lamb shoulder. It’s tender and easy to cut into pieces for the kabobs! After my meat was cut, I chopped my veggies and placed everything into my super easy Italian marinade! I let it sit for about 20 minutes to let the flavors really seep in, and then I skewered the lamb and veggies onto the wooden skewers.
Here’s A Tip…
**Soak your wooden skewers in water for about 30 minutes before using to prevent the skewers from burning while on the grill.
After you place the lamb kabobs onto the grill, cover and let them cook for about 15 minutes. I like to for my veggies to be slightly crunchy, and for my lamb slightly pink in the center so this cooking time is perfect for me, but you can certainly cook them longer until your desired doneness!
Once these Zesty Italian Herb Grilled Lamb Kabobs were done, I sprinkled them with a little parsley and served them to my family! They were absolutely delicious! The Italian marinade really brought out the flavors of the veggies and made the lamb extra tender! These kabobs were the perfect way to make our cookouts a little more exciting!
For your next cook out, give these Zesty Italian Herb Grilled Lamb Kabobs a try and let me know how they turn out in the comments below! For more information about American Lamb, visit https://www.americanlamb.com/
Zesty Italian Herb Grilled Lamb Kabobs
- 2 ½ lbs boneless American Lamb shoulder cut into pieces
- 4 zucchinis sliced
- 3 purple onions coarsely chopped
- 4 yellow squash sliced
- 16 whole mushrooms
- 2 red bell peppers chopped
- 2 green bell peppers chopped
- 1/2 cup zesty Italian dressing
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- salt/pepper to taste
- *wooden skewers
Prepare and heat charcoal or gas grill to medium-high heat.
In a large bowl, whisk together zesty Italian dressing, olive oil, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt/pepper. Add lamb and vegetables and toss until all ingredients are combined. Cover and set aside for about 20 minutes.
Arrange ingredients on skewers and place on grill. Cook for approximately 15 minutes, or until desired doneness is achieved.