Greek Lamb Tacos

I wish I was lying when I said these tacos legitimately came to me in a vision like format. I was lying in bed, day-dreaming, before getting up and starting my day. Usually, and embarrassingly, a lot of this time is spent thinking about food. No lie, it is often the first thing I think about when I wake up. Moments like this, I’m grateful for these “visions”, because it gave me this incredible combination. I don’t know why I’ve never thought about combining these two delicious things (tacos and Greek food), but oh my God, am I glad I did. I have a recent, and serious, love affair with Greek food, and majority of it is centered around the flavorful punch lamb packs to a dish. These tacos are no exception.

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • Ground lamb (1lb)

  • Cucumber (1)

  • Bell pepper (2)

  • Grape tomatoes (1 cup)

  • Avocado (2)

  • Feta (1 cup)

  • Kalamata pitted olives (1/2 cup)

  • Tortillas (8 – assuming 2 per person)

  • Avocado oil

  • Za’atar seasoning (1/2 teaspoon)

  • Cumin (1/2 teaspoon)

  • Salt

  • Pepper

Directions:

  1. Quarter the grape tomatoes and set aside

  2. Peel the cucumber and halve it lengthwise, cut each half into 2 spears, then cut it into ¼ inch wide pieces and set aside

  3. Halve the pitted olives and set aside

  4. If the feta is in the form of a block, cut into smaller pieces and set aside

  5. Slice open the avocado and set aside

  6. Dice the bell peppers into ½ inch wide pieces

  7. On a hot skillet, add ½ teaspoon of avocado oil and then add the peppers and sauté for ~10 minutes, until softened, and set aside

  8. On a hot skillet, add ½ teaspoon of avocado oil and then add the ground lamb and season with the za’atar seasoning, cumin, and salt & pepper

  9. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, cook the ground lamb while continuously breaking it into small pieces for ~10-15 minutes, or until completely cooked through

  10. While the lamb is cooking, use the other stove-top burners to char the tortillas by placing them on the open flame for ~1 minute and then continuously flipping

  11. Place all ingredients in serving ware and set up a build-your-own taco bar

  12. Spread the avocado on a tortilla and then top with the ground lamb, cucumbers, tomato, sautéed bell peppers, feta, and olives and enjoy!

Allergen Information:

  • Gluten Free (depending on taco chosen)

  • Soy Free

  • Dairy Free (omit feta)

  • Garlic & Onion Free

Greek Lamb Tacos

Greek Lamb Tacos