Lamb Pitas with Yogurt Sauce

Mikekey *


Great for lunch.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top



  • 1/3 c
    plain greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tsp
    grated lemon rind
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • ·
    salt, to taste

  • 6 oz
    ground lamb
  • 1/4 c
    chopped red onion
  • 1/2 tsp
    minced fresh oregano
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp
  • pinch
    crushed red pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/8 c
    minced fresh parsley
  • 2
    6-inch pita breads, cut in half
  • 1/2 c
    thinly sliced cucumber (peeled and seeded)
  • 8
    cherry tomatoes, halved

How to Make Lamb Pitas with Yogurt Sauce


  1. To prepare sauce, combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill until ready to use.
  2. To prepare pitas, heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add lamb and cook 5 minutes, or until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain well, remove to plate and set aside.
  3. Lightly coat same pan with nonstick cooking spray and add onion. Saute 3 minutes or until softened.
  4. Stir in cooked lamb, oregano, cumin, salt, crushed red pepper and garlic. Reduce heat to low and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in parsley.
  5. Open pita halves and divide meat mixture evenly among the 4 halves. Add cucumber slices and tomato halves evenly. Top each with some of the sauce and serve.

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About Lamb Pitas with Yogurt Sauce

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Lamb
Regional Style: Greek

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