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Marinated and Grilled Goat Skewers

Recipe for grilled goat skewers marinated in yogurt and Middle Eastern spices.
Prep Time1 d
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 d 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: goat, skewers
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 2 lbs goat meat cut into 1.5" cubes

For the Marinade

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp ground sumac
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 each lime juiced

Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 4 oz cucumber grated
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut the goat meat into cubes, removing any large pieces of fat or sinew.

To marinate the meat

  • Whisk together the ingredients for the marinade and combine with the goat meat. Place the marinated goat meat in a large zip lock bag or covered container and refrigerate for 24 hours or overnight.
  • When you are ready to cook it, take the meat out of the marinade, shaking off any excess. Place 3 or 4 pieces of meat on each skewer (I used bamboo skewers soaked in water but you can use metal ones as well). Cook on a hot grill until done to your preference. Serve with cucumber yogurt sauce (below) and fresh warm pita bread.

For the Yogurt Sauce

  • Grate the cucumber and combine it with the yogurt, lime juice, salt and pepper.