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Grilled Greek Lamb Skewers

Whole30-friendly and paleo marinated grilled greek lamb skewers are so flavorful and delicious, and perfect for the summer!

Paleo Grilled Greek Lamb Skewers

What is it about food on sticks that makes them so darn fun and yummy? Grilling season is in full swing, and I’m enjoying every bit of it because I love grilling and it adds so much flavor! If you agree, you need to keep reading because you’ll absolutely love this recipe.

I’m a huge fan of lamb, and it’s what I usually get at a restaurant if it’s an option. It’s just so flavorful and feels fancy, but in reality, it’s actually very easy to cook at home and quite forgiving and still tender if you end up overcooking it a bit. One of the newer Trader Joe’s products is grass fed lamb, so we’ve been enjoying it more often than usual and the husband and I have been loving it. And our recent favorite way to cook lamb is this grilled Greek lamb skewers!

Paleo Grilled Greek Lamb Skewers

The Greek marinade is what really makes this recipe shine because it’s just so flavorful with a salty, lemony punch. I highly recommend you marinate overnight because it truly makes a difference! I plan to keep this recipe in my weekly rotation, because we honestly couldn’t get enough.

You can use any veggies (or none at all) for this recipe that are appropriate for grilling. Zucchini, bell peppers, and onions are some of my favorites, but eggplants, tomatoes, or anything else that’s hardy enough to withstand direct heat from the grill can work.

Don’t have a grill? Try broiling it! All these Greek lamb skewers needs is a hot, direct heat for a short time, and it’ll be cooked in no time. Hope you bookmark this one to make this summer because it’s definitely a winner!

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5.0 from 8 reviews
Grilled Greek Lamb Skewers
 
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Marinade
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
Lamb Skewers
  • 1 lb lamb leg steak, cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • Vegetables for grilling (zucchini, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, eggplant, mushrooms, etc
  • Metal or bamboo skewers
  • Lemon juice
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the marinade and and whisk together.
  2. Place lamb pieces in a ziplock bag and pour the marinade over the meat. Massage the meat so it's coated with the marinade evenly.
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to overnight.
  4. If using bamboo skewers, soak in water 30 minutes before cooking.
  5. Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  6. Cut vegetables into bit sized pieces.
  7. Thread the vegetables and marinated lamb pieces onto the skewers, alternating between the two. Pour the leftover marinade over the skewers so the vegetable are coated with the marinade
  8. Cook on the grill for 3 minutes on each side until the lamb is cooked through, about 9-12 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with lemon juice before serving.

Grilled Greek Lamb Skewers (Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole30)

Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Paleo cauliflower nacho cheese only takes 5 minutes to make, and it’s nut free and dairy free so anyone can enjoy it! 

Paleo Vegan Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Well, the June gloom of Southern California is officially over! It’s hot and sunny over here, and I absolutely love it. I made it to the beach this past weekend, enjoyed some sunbathing, went on long walks around the neighborhood, and made this cauliflower nacho cheese sauce. It was glorious.

It’s been a very, very long time since I had cheese, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get cravings for it. Because CHEESE, guys. It’s just wonderful. Most dairy substitutes are made with nuts, but my digestion isn’t great when I eat a ton of nuts at a time. So when I recently saw that many bloggers were using frozen cauliflower in smoothies to make it creamy, I thought it would be a great idea to make this nacho cheese sauce with it. And it really delivers on the velvety texture!

Paleo Vegan Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Sure, you can dip just about anything in this cauliflower nacho cheese, but I highly recommend you enjoy it with Siete Foods Tortilla Chips. They are just so darn crispy and delicious, and I’ve become a serious addict (especially the lime flavor!). If you don’t want to use it as a dip, you can even use it as sauce or dressing. I put it over some roasted potatoes the other day, and ermagah, the combination was amazing!

If you can’t eat the real stuff like me, and you want some cheese in your life, you gotta make this recipe. It’s healthy, nutritious, and allergen-free!

Paleo Vegan Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups of frozen raw riced cauliflower
  • ¾ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ¾ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • Optional: ½ tsp red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Use as dip, sauce, or dressing! This nacho cheese is great heated or chilled. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Cauliflower Nacho Cheese (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

The Easiest Quick Pickled Onions (Paleo, Vegan)

Quick pickled onions are the best condiment when you need something tangy and crunchy at the last minute. Takes less than 5 minutes to put together!

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I debated whether I should post this quick pickled onions recipe or not because it’s just so stupid easy. I thought maybe I should just do an Instagram post with the instructions on how to make it, but I figured I should have a page I can point to people easily when they ask me for the recipe.

So here it is. I’ve been putting these on pretty much everything for the past several weeks. Tacos, open faced sandwiches, sausages, salads, you name it. The crunchiness and the tanginess of the onions just boosts the flavors of anything you put them on. Best of all, it literally took me 3 minutes to put everything together, and the rest is just waiting for the onions to pickle. Anyone can do it!

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Of course, I always prefer real lacto-fermented vegetables over quick pickled ones, because of all their probiotic benefits, but sometimes, you just don’t have the time for that. Growing up in a Korean household, we would always have kimchi on the side of everything, so having a tangy condiment with every meal is now so comforting to me.

Before you ask, I’m actually not sure how long this lasts in the fridge. I’ve had mine for about 3 weeks now, and it still looks and tastes awesome. But then again, quick pickled onions are one of those things that just gets better the longer it sits, so use your best judgement! I’m one of those people that eat food way past their expiration date as long as they look and smell fine. And hey, I’m still alive and well.

Since Father’s Day is this weekend, I hope you make this quick pickled onions to put on all the yummy grilled foods. Let me know what you enjoyed it on!

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5.0 from 7 reviews
The Easiest Quick Pickled Onions
 
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  1. In a quart-sized jar, pour in apple cider vinegar and coconut aminos or tamari sauce.
  2. Add the sliced onions.
  3. Pour in filtered water until the onion slices are completely submerged.
  4. Close the lid and shake it a few times so the liquids are mixed together.
  5. Leave it at room temperature for an hour.
  6. Store in the refrigerator.

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Quick Pickled Onions (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30, AIP)