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Easy Lamb Shawarma Recipe

Easy Lamb Shawarma Ingredients

  • Easy Lamb Shawarma
    Easy Lamb Shawarma

    2 cups plain yogurt

  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 3 1/2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, trimmed of fat, and cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 (8 inch) pita bread rounds
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bunch fresh mint leaves

How to make Easy Lamb Shawarma

  • Whisk together the yogurt, vinegar, 1/4 cup of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cinnamon, nutmeg, oregano, and bay leaf in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the thinly sliced lamb, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator 6 hours to overnight.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pour in the meat and marinade, and cook until the lamb is no longer pink, and is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir frequently as the meat cooks. Divide the cooked lamb meat among the warmed pita breads, and garnish with tomatoes, onion, and fresh mint leaves to serve.
  • Easy Lamb Shawarma is ready to serve.

Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 20 Min
Ready In: 6 Hrs 40 Min
Yield 8 sandwiches serving

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