It can be tough to know what side dishes to prepare to go with lamb kebabs. After all, you want the side dish to taste great and complement the other ingredients used. Luckily, I have a few ideas for side dishes that will do just that!
But before we go into it, let’s first talk about what makes a good side dish for lamb kebabs. First and foremost, it should be able to hold its own against the strong flavors of the lamb and other spices used.
Imagine for a moment, a side dish so flavorless and boring that it does nothing to enhance the meal. Now, imagine a side dish that is so strong in flavor that it overpowers everything else on the plate. Neither of these is ideal, which is why finding the perfect side dish can be tricky.
With that said, here are some side dishes for lamb kebabs that are sure to satisfy you!
Side Dish for Lamb Kebabs
- Cucumber Yogurt Dip
- Radishes, Peas, and Greens
- Couscous, Feta and Red Peppers
- Curried Tomatoes and Chickpeas
- Radish and Pine Nut Salad
- Spinach, Bacon, and Croutons
- Crunchy Herb Potato Salad
- Grilled Zucchini Salad
Cucumber Yogurt Dip
To kick things off, I have a Cucumber Yogurt Dip. Now, this may not seem like much, but rest assured when I say that it is an essential component of any good kebab. You see, the yogurt helps to cool and balance out the spices in the lamb, while the cucumber provides a refreshing crunch.
For what it’s worth, I can attest that it’s an excellent combination of flavors, and it goes perfectly with a cold beer on a hot summer day.
Furthermore, preparing this dish is easy as well. Simply combine equal parts yogurt and cucumber (grated and squeezed dry), then add a few fresh herbs, lemon juice, and salt. I also suggest allowing this dip to cool in the fridge for an hour or so before serving, as it will help bring out the flavors even more.
Radishes, Peas, and Greens
As another option, I have a side dish that is simple, yet effective. And trust me when I say that this is one of the most delicious and easy-to-prepare side dishes you’ll ever taste. For one thing, the radishes add a lovely crispness to the dish, while the peas provide a Popeye-Esque boost of vitamins and minerals.
And as for the greens? They not only add beautiful color to the dish but also a healthy dose of fiber.
Now, I’m not one to tell you how to prepare your food, but I will say that this dish is best served with a light dressing of olive oil and lemon juice. And if you’re feeling extra fancy, you can even top it off with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Couscous, Feta and Red Peppers
This next side dish is the perfect example of how a few simple ingredients can come together to create something truly special.
From my experience couscous, feta and red peppers used as a side dish for Lamb Kebabs is the bomb.com y’all.
What’s the secret formula?
First, you take your couscous and mix it with some feta cheese and red Peppers. Then, you skewer up some Lamb and toss it on the grill. When the Lamb is cooked to perfection, you add it to the Couscous mixture and serve it up hot. Y’all, this side dish is so good, that your guests will be asking for seconds. And thirds. And fourths. I guarantee it!
But that’s not all, this side dish can also be used as a base for other dishes. Try adding some chicken or shrimp for a little extra protein. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some other vegetables like zucchini or eggplant.
However you choose to use it, Couscous, Feta, and Red Peppers are sure to be a hit at your next gathering.
Curried Tomatoes and Chickpeas
Following that, this side dish is perfect for those who enjoy a little bit of spice in their life. The curry flavor is not too overwhelming, but it is definitely present. And paired with the sweetness of the tomatoes and the creaminess of the chickpeas, it creates a side dish that is truly unique.
As with the previous side dish, this one can also be used as a base for other dishes. For example, you could add some chicken or lamb to the mix for a heartier meal. Or, if you’re looking for something vegetarian-friendly, you could add some tofu or tempeh.
No matter how you choose to prepare it, Curried Tomatoes and Chickpeas is a side dish that is sure to please.
Radish and Pine Nut Salad
Up next on my list is radish and pine nut salad which is the perfect balance of sweet, savory, and crunchy. The radishes provide a lovely sweetness, while the pine nuts add a touch of savory flavor. And the crunch comes from the radishes themselves.
This side dish is best served with a light dressing of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. And if you’re feeling extra fancy, you can even top it off with some crumbled goat cheese or shaved Parmesan cheese.
I’d say, this side dish is perfect for those who are looking for something a little different. And trust me, your guests will be pleasantly surprised by the unique flavor combination each bite provides.
Spinach, Bacon, and Croutons
Yum, yum, yum! I love me some spinach, bacon, and croutons as a side dish for my lamb kebabs! The flavors just go so well together, and it’s such a simple dish to prepare. Plus, it’s a great way to get my kids to eat their greens!
Here’s how I make it.
First, I cook the bacon in a skillet until it’s nice and crispy. Then I drain it on a paper towel to cool. Next, I toss the spinach leaves, bacon, and croutons with a creamy herb dressing. Finally, I skewer up some lamb and toss it on the grill.
When the lamb is cooked to perfection, I add it to the salad and serve. It’s that easy! And believe me, your guests will be asking for not only seconds but your secret recipe as well.
Crunchy Herb Potato Salad
This next dish is so good, but beware you’ll definitely be left lickin’ your fingers! The combination of fresh herbs and flavorful potatoes makes for one tasty side dish. And it just so happens to go perfectly with my Lamb Kebabs. Now, I’m not one to tell you how to live your life. But if you’ve never had the two together, you’re missing out on a real treat!
So, let’s get down to business. This here side dish is easy as pie to make. Just start by boiling some potatoes then throw in some fresh rosemary, thyme, and parsley. Afterward, mix it all up with a little olive oil and vinegar, and voila! You’ve got yourself a delicious potato salad that’s full of flavor. Trust me, your family or guests will be crowning you king or queen of the side dishes after they get a taste of this one.
Moreover, if you’re looking for another way to enjoy this scrumptious side dish, try serving it over a bed of mixed greens. It’s the perfect light lunch or dinner.
Grilled Zucchini Salad
And finally, I have grilled zucchini salad. This side dish is a personal favorite of mine because it’s healthy, flavorful, and oh so easy to make. Plus, it’s the perfect side dish for my Lamb Kebabs since it doesn’t compete with the other flavors, but rather complements them.
Here’s the kicker, zucchini is a versatile vegetable that can be used in a variety of dishes but when grilled, it adds a smoky flavor to salads and kebabs. It is also a healthy alternative to starchy side dishes such as potato salad or rice so you can enjoy your meal without all the guilt.
In general, this dish is prepared by slicing the zucchini into thin rounds, brushing with olive oil, and seasoning with salt and pepper. The zucchini can then be grilled for a few minutes until tender. Once grilled, the zucchini rounds can be added to a salad or kebab skewer. For an extra bit of flavor, the zucchini can be drizzled with balsamic vinegar before serving.
What are some Turkish kebab side dishes?
There are many side dishes that can be served with Turkish kebabs, but some of the most popular include grilled vegetables, yogurt-based sauces, rice, and bread.
What is a classic Greek side dish for lamb?
A classic Greek side dish for lamb is roasted potatoes. The potatoes are usually seasoned with garlic, rosemary, and lemon.
What are some side dishes for chicken kebabs?
Some side dishes that go well with chicken kebabs include rice, salad, hummus, and pita bread.
In a nutshell, side dishes are a necessary part of any meal, especially when you’re serving kebabs. They provide balance and contrast to the flavors of the meat. When choosing side dishes for your lamb kebabs, be sure to pick ones that complement the other ingredients in your dish.
And, now that you know of some delectable side dishes to serve with your lamb kebabs, you are ready to make your next meal shine! Just be sure to have fun and enjoy your meal!