Shawarma Lamb With Couscous Salad Recipe

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The Kitchen (The home of Delicious Arabic Food) invites you to try Shawarma Lamb with Couscous Salad recipe. Enjoy the Arabic cuisine and learn how to make Shawarma Lamb with Couscous Salad.

Though this dish goes together in a hurry, the generous amount of spices makes it taste complex.

Yield: Serves 4
Total: 30 Minutes


1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup couscous
1 medium carrot, shredded
1/2 cup roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
Zest and juice of 2 lemons, divided
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 1/2 pounds top round lamb steak, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup Greek yogurt


1. Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add couscous, cover tightly, remove from heat, and let sit 5 minutes. Uncover, fluff, and add carrot, parsley, 2 tbsp. oil, and zest and juice of 1 lemon.

2. Cook onion in remaining 2 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over high heat until edges are charred, 10 to 12 minutes. Add garlic, lamb, cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring, until lamb is cooked through and browned, about 10 more minutes.

3. Divide couscous among 4 plates and top with lamb mixture. Mix yogurt with remaining lemon zest and juice and serve with lamb.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.


In addition to the couscous, you can serve it with a salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
Calories: 613
Calories from fat: 41%
Protein: 46g
Fat: 28g
Saturated fat: 8.9g
Carbohydrate: 42g
Fiber: 4.2g
Sodium: 572mg
Cholesterol: 120mg

Adeena Sussman, Sunset

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