Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is posted in reply to a request for kiwifruit recipes. Kiwifruit is excellent for tenderising meat and together with NZ lamb - Good kai, Mum! Perfect for the BBQ.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scoop flesh from inside the kiwifruit and mash well until smooth.
  2. Mix with remaining ingredients and cubed lamb.
  3. Stir, cover and leave at room temperature for about 20 minutes- maximum 1 hour.
  4. Drain lamb and thread on skewers (Soak bamboo skewers well in water first to reduce risk of charring during cooking).
  5. Barbecue or grill kebabs on high heat for 5- 7 minutes, turning skewers to brown lamb on all sides.
  6. Do not overcook.
Most Helpful

Great marinade!! I had no idea that kiwis acts as a tenderizer. Very easy to do and the lamb was done quickly over the grill. Made for Las Mistico Magicos Sirenas of ZWT 5

Kim127 May 21, 2009

Love lamb kebabs and certainly loved this wonderfully flavoursome recipe: great blend of flavours and the kebabs were so tender. Very much a recipe that I'll be making again post-ZWT 5! :) We enjoyed these kebabs with Health Nut Brown Rice. Thank you so much for sharing it, French Tart! Made for Ali Baba's Babes, ZWT 5.

bluemoon downunder May 21, 2009

kiwilcious!!!! A stunner of a marinade for lamb, thoroughly enjoying my dinner! the first kiwi i cut was a little unripe but the 2nd was perfect and mashed easily.

MarraMamba May 19, 2009