07.13.16

Greek Lamb Lettuce Cups with a Mint Yogurt Sauce

On a weeknight, I love a good lettuce wrap meal. Whipping up a good filling and placing it a leaf of lettuce is one of the easiest ways to get a good, low carb dinner in. I really love the taste of lamb meat and thought it would be fun to do a greek variation of lettuce wraps to change things up! With the addition of all of the yummy greek toppings and the yogurt sauce, this meal is sure to become a new favorite 30 minute meal in your household!

Side note: Lettuce wraps can be a little messy. If you’d rather use a fork, just make this into a salad!

Greek Lamb Lettuce Cups
Serves 2
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
For the Meat Mixture
  1. 1 lb. ground lamb
  2. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  3. kosher salt, to taste
  4. black pepper, to taste
  5. 1/4 - 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  6. 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  7. 1/8 tsp. ground cumin
For the Yogurt Sauce
  1. 6 oz Plain Organic Grassfed Yogurt (I use Stonyfield)
  2. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  3. 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  4. 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  5. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1 heaping tbsp. fresh chopped mint (about 5 mint leaves)
  7. Kosher Salt, to taste
  8. Fresh cracked Black Pepper, to taste
For Garnish
  1. 1 small cucumber, peeled and diced large
  2. 1 large handful of cherry tomatoes, fourthed
  3. 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced or diced (whichever you prefer)
  4. Freshly chopped parsley
  5. Freshly chopped mint
  6. Crumbled Feta Cheese
  7. 1/2 head of Butter lettuce leaves
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine all of the "for the yogurt sauce" ingredients, stir to combine, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground lamb with 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Using the back of a spoon, break up the meat and begin to brown while adding the salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, oregano, and cumin. Cook until cooked through (no longer pink). Drain off excess fat if necessary.
  3. Prepare your lettuce wraps by spooning desired amount of the ground lamb into a leaf of the butter lettuce. Top with diced cucumber, tomato, red onion, parsley/mint, feta, and drizzle with a little of the yogurt sauce.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
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