Lamb Kebabs with Carrot Salad |

Lamb Kebabs Recipe (aka Shashlik) with Carrot Salad

Lamb kebabs are made from tender, marinated meat that melts in your mouth. Served with a tangy sweet carrot salad on the side.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Lamb, Paleo, Veggies, Whole30
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 495 kcal


For the Lamb Kebabs

  • 1/2 cup seltzer water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill minced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1.5 lb boneless lamb leg or shoulder cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 small yellow onions cut into eighths

For the Carrot Salad

  • 3 large carrots peeled and shredded
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • pinch sea salt & ground black pepper


  1. Place the marinade ingredients in a glass bowl and whisk to combine. Add the lamb, toss to coat, and marinate at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  2. When you’re ready to eat, thread the meat and onions onto skewers.
  3. To cook on a gas grill: Preheat the grill on high with the lid closed until very hot, about 10-15 minutes. Grill the skewers uncovered, turning every 1-2 minutes, until lamb is cooked to desired doneness, 7-8 minutes total for medium-rare to medium.
  4. To broil in the oven: Heat broiler on high. Place the skewers on a broiler pan and broil, flipping once, until the cubes are evenly browned but still pink in the middle, about 2-4 minutes per side.
  5. To roast in the oven: Preheat oven to 375F. Place skewers on a baking sheet and roast, flipping once, until the cubes are evenly browned, about 12 minutes for medium-rare or 15 minutes for medium to medium-well.
  6. While the meat is cooking, combine the carrot salad ingredients in a large bowl and stir well to combine.

  7. Serve the kebabs with a side of the carrot salad.

Nutrition Facts
Lamb Kebabs Recipe (aka Shashlik) with Carrot Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 495 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 521mg22%
Potassium 602mg17%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 6000IU120%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.