Lemon Lamb Skewers with Citrus & Green Olive Gremolata Recipe

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Best with Sunkist® Lemons, Oranges
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This is an amazing Sunkist S’alternative™ recipe for anyone who likes lamb. Lemon Lamb Skewers with Citrus & Green Olive Gremolata is a delicious combination of the classic gremolata which is a garnish made with garlic, lemon, parsley and green olives. No need to add salt, the lemon is all you need to enhance the flavor of the lamb.


  • 1 lb. leg of lamb, cubed into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup basil flavored olive oil (plus extra for veggies)
  • 2 Tbsp. Sunkist® lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 Tbsp. Sunkist® orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 Sunkist® lemons, zested
  • 1/3 cup minced white onion
  • 1 heaping tsp. lemon pepper
  • 8 baby bok choy, rinsed and dried
  • 16 small roma tomatoes, wiped clean
  • 8 metal barbecue skewers

  • Gremolata:
  • 2 tsp. freshly chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup ripe green olives, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. Sunkist® lemon juice, freshly squeezed

  • Preparation: Heat barbecue grill to medium.

Instructions: (Makes 8 servings)

  • Place lamb cubes in a heavy duty plastic bag. Whisk together 1/2 cup olive oil, lemon and orange juices, onion and lemon pepper.
  • Pour mixture over lamb, seal the bag and shake to coat. Allow to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes, turning bag occasionally.
  • Remove lamb from marinade and discard excess. Rub tomato and boy choy with a small amount of olive oil. For each skewer thread one bok choy (lenghtwise) followed by one tomato, several lamb cubes, more tomato and lamb.
  • Grill for 4 to 6 minutes turning lamb occasionally. When done transfer lamb to a heated platter and sprinkle with the zest of two lemons.
  • For the gremolata, mix together chopped garlic, parsley, green olives, olive oil and lemon juice. Serve with the lamb along with warmed pieces of flatbread if desired.

Recipe and photo submitted by Michaela R. - Sunkist S’alternative™ recipe contest.

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