Macedonian Lamb and Chickpeas

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 20 min.
Grilled lamb, olives, and Serrano peppers combine to create a bold, savory dish.


  • 2 1/4 cups cooked chickpeas, drained, rinsed and warmed
  • 1 cup olives, whole, pitted
  • 1 cup diced, seeded tomatoes (1/2-inch dice)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbs minced serrano peppers
  • 1 lb boneless leg of lamb, trimmed of all visible fat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 medium eggplant, sliced into 3/4-inch thick discs
  • 6 (12-inch) wooden skewers


  • Combine chickpeas, olives, tomatoes, lemon juice, parsley and peppers in large mixing bowl. Set aside. Toss lamb with 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Thread onto skewers and grill over medium-high heat for 7 to 9 minutes until cooked to medium, turning occasionally to brown evenly.
  • While lamb is cooking, brush eggplant with remaining oil and season with remaining salt. Grill over medium-high heat for 2 to 4 minutes on each side until tender. Transfer cooked eggplant to a clean cutting board and dice into 1/2-inch pieces. Add to chickpea mixture.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 544
  Calories from Fat 254 (47%)
(44%)Total Fat 29g
(43%)Saturated Fat 9g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
(26%)Cholesterol 77mg
(56%)Sodium 1356mg
(28%)Potassium 986mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g
(50%)Dietary Fiber 12g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(60%)Protein 30g
* 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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