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Spicy Lamb Pita

Course Dinner, Main Course
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

Lamb

  • 1 1/2 pounds lamb leg trimmed and cut into cubes
  • 3 tsp oregano chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp thyme chopped
  • 3/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 tsp garlic minced
  • 3/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp coriander ground
  • 1/2 tsp chili flake
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil plus more for cooking

Cucumber Yogurt

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup cucumber peeled and minced
  • 1 tsp mint chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Lamb Pita

  • 8 pita, flatbread, or naan
  • 1/4 red onion shaved
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber chopped
  • 1 lemon sliced into wedges
  • 4-6 spigs mint
  • 4 cups greens
  • 8 ounces feta cheese
  • olive oil as needed for drizzling

Instructions

Lamb

  • Mix all of the ingredients together and refrigerate. Marinate at least one hour up to 24. Heat a skillet with oil over medium high-high heat. When the oil shimmers add the lamb to the skillet. Brown on all sides and set aside.

Cucumber yogurt

  • Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use.

Lamb Pita

  • Warm the pita in the oven or skillet. Spread cucumber yogurt on one side. Top with greens, lamb, cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta, and mint. Drizzle with olive oil and serve with lemon wedges.