Lebanese Style Pork Skewers

Prep time 25 minutes Cook time 15 minutes

Serves 4 people



  • 500g pork mince
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely grated
  • ¼ cup flat leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup mint leaves, finely chopped, plus extra to serve
  • 2 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground sumac
  • ½ teaspoon fine salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve
  • Tabbouli, hummus, Lebanese bread, lemon wedges and pomegranate seeds, to serve


  1. 1.
    Place pork mince into a large mixing bowl. Add garlic, herbs, pine nuts and spices. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. 2.
    Using your hands, mix the pork mixture until thoroughly combined. Divide pork mixture into 8 portions. Mould each portion firmly into logs and insert a metal skewer lengthways into each.
  3. 3.
    Preheat a large char-grill pan over medium heat. Drizzle pork skewers with oil and cook, turning occasionally, for 12-15 minutes until lightly charred and cooked through.
  4. 4.
    Serve pork skewers with tabbouli, hummus, Lebanese bread, lemon wedges, pomegranate seeds, extra mint leaves and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

General Information

TIP: If preferred, you can use bamboo skewers – soak the skewers for 20 minutes in cold water before using.