Lamb Shish Kebab Recipe

This Lamb Shish Kabob Recipe is a big hit on special occasions. The kabob is tender and juicy thanks to an easy yogurt marinade. Fancy yet simple and easy! Perfect for weeknight dinners too!  

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Tender and juicy lamb kabobs thanks to a simple yogurt marinade.


  • 2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, trimmed o fat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 bell peppers, 2 red and 2 yellow, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Fresh rosemary

For the Marinade

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large bowl, whisk all ingredients for the marinade. Add in the lamb pieces and toss to coat. Refrigerate overnight or at least for 1 hour.
  2. Thread the lamb cubes and pepper pieces on skewers.
  3. Light a grill and place the skewers and throw some fresh rosemary leaves over them. Grill the skewers over high heat, turning every 1 minute to cook all sides. They are done within 7 minutes.
  4. Serve with grilled vegetables or fresh salad.


  • If you are planning to grill vegetables to serve with these kabobs, grill them first.
  • You can cook these skewers in a cast iron pan as well.