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Lamb Lettuce Wraps with Feta Sauce

Tasty seasoned lamb patties wrapped in lettuce with cucumbers, tomato and yogurt feta sauce – these are great prepared on the BBQ or simply in the broiler of your oven. Yum! 🙂

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 Tbsp sherry vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 tsp ground allspice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 lb lean ground lamb

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced
  • 10 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 1 tomato, sliced

Directions

  • Combine first 8 ingredients – herbs and spices, add lamb and combine
  • Shape into 10 small 1/4 inch thick oval patties
  • Place on a broiler pan (or BBQ) and broil ~2 minutes on each side or until done
  • Combine cheese and yogurt in bowl
  • Serve lamb patties with cucumber and tomato slices on lettuce with a dollop of yogurt/cheese mixture

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Tzatziki Sauce

This is a no frills, super easy, super yummy tzatziki sauce! Serve with fresh cut veggies as an appetizer, as a dressing for gyros, lamburgers or Greek salad. Any recipe that can be made in a food processor is a winner in my book!blog tzatziki1

Ingredients

  • 1 8oz container of Greek yogurt
  • 1 hothouse cucumber, peeled & diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh dill (or dry)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Salt / pepper to taste

Directions

  • Put everything in a blender
  • Process until well combined
  • Transfer to a separate dish, cover and refrigerate
  • Let flavors meld for at least an hour for best taste

This Tzatziki sauce is not quite as thick as some recipes – I saved a few steps by NOT pressing water out of chopped cucumber or de-seeding it, but it tasted great!

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