Lamb Pintxos with Wilted Napa Cabbage and Garlic-Mint Vinaigrette

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 40 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 60 min.
Fresh mint and zesty lime will entice all types of foodies to this meal.


  • 2 lbs boneless leg of lamb, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 8 skewers
  • Wilted Napa Cabbage with Garlic-Mint Vinaigrette1/2 cup garlic cloves
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 Tbs stone-ground mustard
  • 1 Tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 4 Tbs lime juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups mint leaves, chopped
  • 4 cups napa cabbage, thinly sliced


  • In large bowl, blend garlic, oil, mint, and lime for marinade. Add cubed lamb; marinate cubed lamb for 2 to 3 hours in refrigerator.
  • Heat grill to medium heat. Place four cubes of lamb on each skewer. Grill skewers to desired degree of doneness, about 5 minutes per side. Serve with Wilted Napa Cabbage with Garlic-Mint Vinaigrette.
  • Wilted Napa Cabbage with Garlic-Mint VinaigretteSlowly roast garlic in olive oil over medium heat. Let oil cool with garlic in it.
  • Blend garlic, oil, thyme, mustard, rice wine vinegar, lime juice, salt, and pepper in blender until chunky. Add mint; blend.
  • Toss cabbage with warm vinaigrette.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 564
  Calories from Fat 418 (74%)
(73%) Total Fat 47g
(51%) Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 30g
(25%) Cholesterol 76mg
(5%) Sodium 109mg
(17%) Potassium 601mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
(13%) Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(48%) Protein 24g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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