Za’atar Lamb Meatball Skewers with Zucchini, Red Pepper and Onion

Za’atar Lamb Meatball Skewers with Zucchini, Red Pepper and Onion

Ingredients

  • *Za’atar Lamb Meatball Skewers with Zucchini,
  • Red Pepper and Onion*
  • Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend and it is delicious mixed with lamb. You can also add mushrooms to the skewers or any vegetables you like. The meatballs can be made the day before. Serve it over couscous with fresh mint and lemon.
  • Serves 4
  • Za’atar spice rub:
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme leaves, or 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves, or 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground sumac
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Meatball skewers:
  • 1 pound ground lamb or beef
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 zucchini, sliced ½-inch thick
  • 1 red pepper, sliced into 1-inch squares
  • 1 onion, sliced ½-inch thick slices

Instructions

8 metal skewers or 8 - 10-inch bamboo skewers soaked in water about 30 minutes. Heat grill.

Mix all za’atar herbs and spices together and set aside.

Combine half of the rub with lamb in a bowl and mix well. Shape into 12 oblong balls. Can be made the day before.

In a medium bowl, add remaining za’atar and olive oil and mix well. Add vegetables and toss to coat.

Thread meatballs, vegetables onto skewers, and alternate ingredients.

Grill, turning several times, until meat is medium-rare, 7 to 8 minutes total or more.

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