Mediterranean turkey kebabs recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Cooking: 8 min
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    • For the kebabs:
    • 700g (1½ lb) British turkey diced thigh
    • 1 large courgette, sliced into 1cm (½ in) thick chunks
    • 12 cherry tomatoes
    • 2 large green peppers, seeded and cut into 3cm (1¼ in) pieces
    • 1 large onion, cut into 3cm (1¼ in) pieces
    • Salt and pepper
    • For the marinade:
    • 120ml (4fl oz) olive oil
    • 200ml (7fl oz) freshly squeezed orange juice
    • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
    • 2 tsp crushed garlic
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • 1 tsp ground cumin
    • 2 tsp paprika


    • Mix all the marinade ingredients in a jug, whisking well to combine.

    • Place the turkey into a large bowl and pour over the marinade. Leave to marinade for 30 min or overnight.

    • To prepare the kebabs, thread the turkey on to skewers, reserving the marinade. Alternate with courgette, cherry tomatoes, peppers and onion until all the ingredients are used up (about 12 kebabs).

    • Season with salt and pepper and then place in the fridge while you light the barbecue.

    • Once you are ready to cook, place the kebabs on the barbecue for 8-10 mins, basting with the reserved marinade, until cooked through.

    Top tip for making Mediterranean turkey kebabs

    This dish should be served with large pittas or flatbread.

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