Greek American Lamb Tacos

  

June 27, 2022

Recipe provided by Greek Lamb Tacos - Shared Appetite, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (Greek American Lamb Tacos | American Lamb).

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins

Ingredients

8 Mini Naan, heated

Parsley or mint, chopped

Lam Kefta

1 1/2 lbs Ground American lamb

1/2 Medium red onion, grated or minced

4 cloves Garlic, minced

1/2 Lemon, zested with microplane zester

1/4 cup Fresh mint, finely chopped

1 tsp Coriander

1 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Dried oregano

1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper, optional

Kosher salt

Israeli Salad

1 Cucumber, peeled & seeded, finely diced

2 Plum tomatoes, peeled & seeded, finely diced

1 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil

1 tbsp Fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp Chopped parsley

Kosher salt

Tzatziki

1 cup Plain Greek yogurt

1/2 Cucumber, peeled

1 Lemon, juiced

1 cloves Garlic, minced

2 tbsp Fresh mint, finely chopped

1/4 tsp Dried oregano

Kosher salt

Directions

Lamb Kefta

1Combine ground lamb, onion, garlic, lemon zest, mint, coriander, cumin, dried oregano, and cayenne pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Season generously with Kosher salt. Form mixture into 16 mini logs.

2Heat grill or large skillet over medium-high heat. If using skillet, add 1 tablespoon of canola or vegetable oil. Cook lamb kefta until just cooked through, flipping once halfway through cooking.

Israeli Salad

1Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and season with Kosher salt.

Tzatziki

1Using the smaller side of a box grater, grate cucumber. Soak up excess cucumber moisture with paper towels. In a small mixing bowl, combine Greek yogurt, 3 tablespoons of the grated cucumber, two tablespoons lemon juice, garlic, mint, and dried oregano. Season with Kosher salt. Taste and adjust seasonings (add more lemon juice, etc.) as desired.

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