Greek-Style Lamb Pita with Tzatziki Sauce
Do you cook with lamb? If you are new to cooking with lamb try starting with ground lamb and this Greek-Style Lamb Pita with Tzatziki Sauce. Lamb offers a protein-packed, flavorful alternative to the typical protein sources, like beef, chicken or turkey.
Lamb is pasture-raised.
Did you know? Lean lamb is a source of healthy, unsaturated fats. Nearly 40% of the fat in lean lamb is heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. On average, a 3-ounce serving of lamb is lean and has only 150 calories. Lean cuts include the leg and loin.
Lamb Fits in the Traditional Mediterranean Diet.
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines gives special recognition to the Mediterranean dietary pattern for its healthful eating approach. Lamb is a staple protein in a healthy Mediterranean-style diet, particularly in Greek cuisine. Lamb is nutrient-rich and on average, it’s an excellent source of protein, vitamin B12, niacin, zinc, and selenium and a good source of iron and riboflavin.
For the Tzatziki Sauce: 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt 1/2 cup seedless cucumber, peeled and finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar salt, to taste For the Lamb Meatballs: 1 pound ground lamb 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more if more heat is desired