Who needs takeaway kebabs when you can make these low-fat mint and cumin-flavoured kebabs at home?
Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy


    • 150g carton plain low-fat yogurt
    • 4tbsp chopped fresh mint
    • 1tsp ground cumin
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 400g (14oz) lean loin of lamb fillets (2 fillets), trimmed of fat and tendons (375g weight when trimmed), each loin halved lengthways then cut into 6

To serve:

    • 4 white pitta breads
    • 4 handfuls shredded lettuce, a few slivers of red onion and cucumber
    • Lemon wedges, optional
    • 4 large or 8 small metal skewers


    1. Mix the yogurt and mint in a large bowl. Take out 4tbsp of the mixture and put in a smaller bowl for serving with the kebabs.
    1. Stir the cumin and seasoning into the large bowl with the diced lamb and mix to coat well. Leave to marinate for a couple of hours, if you have time.
    1. Set the grill/heat a griddle pan to medium-hot. Thread the meat on to 4 or 8 skewers. Grill the kebabs for about 3 mins on each side, or until lamb is just cooked through.
    1. Warm the pittas under the grill/on the griddle. Split them open. Stuff the pitta with some salad. Serve with the kebabs, and lemon wedges, if liked. Have the bowl of reserved mint-flavoured yogurt ready for spooning over. (Not suitable for freezing).

Nutritional information per portion

fat 8.5g saturates 0.5g calories 351(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.