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Spiced Ground Lamb Pitas

Ground lamb seasoned with spices like oregano, coriander and paprika takes center stage on a warm pita! A spicy greek yogurt sauce drizzled over top creates a creamy, herby bite.
PREP5 mins
COOK10 mins
TOTAL15 mins


  • 1 lb. ground lamb, choose organic if possible
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 pitas, white or wheat

optional toppings

  • hummus, sliced avocado, dressed greens, crumbled feta

spicy yogurt sauce

  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tbs. minced jalapeño
  • 2 tbs. chopped chives, plus more for serving
  • 1 tbs. plain almond milk, or more to thin


  • In a skillet, warm 1 tbs. olive oil over medium high heat. Add ground lamb, breaking up with wooden spoon.
  • In small bowl, combine all the spices (salt, pepper, oregano, paprika, coriander and nutmeg). When lamb has almost fully cooked (some parts still pink), add spices and minced garlic. Stir to combine.
  • Meanwhile, combine all the ingredients for the spicy yogurt sauce and season with salt and pepper. Chop any additional veggies you're using for pita toppings. Warm pitas in damp paper towels for 30 seconds in the microwave.
  • Assemble pitas by layering either hummus or spicy yogurt sauce first, then lay avocado slices on one side and greens on the other (if using). Then add a scoop of the seasoned ground lamb and top with more yogurt sauce and feta!