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Spiced Lamb Pita Wraps

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword lamb, sandwich
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Cherry on My Sundae

Ingredients

Pickled onions

  • ½ red onion thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Sizzled herb yogurt sauce

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 2 lemon slices
  • ¼ cup parsley fresh
  • 2 tablespoon mint fresh
  • 2 tablespoon dill fresh
  • 1 tablespoon oregano fresh
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 1 garlic clove grated
  • salt and pepper

Spiced lamb

  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • ¼ cup grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Remaining ingredients

  • 2 pita bread
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • ¼ cup cucumber thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Pickle the red onions. Combine ¼ cup boiling water with ¼ cup vinegar, ½ tablespoon sugar, and ½ teaspoon salt. Add the red onions and let sit for at least 30 minutes.
  • Make the sizzled herb yogurt sauce. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the 2 lemon slices and cook until caramelized and the rind is softened, about 3-4 minutes. Remove the lemon and chop into small pieces.
  • Chop ¼ cup parsley, 2 tablespoon mint, 2 tablespoon dill, and 1 tablespoon oregano. Add 2 tablespoon olive oil in the same pan and heat until the oil is shimmering. Turn off the flames and add the herbs. Let cool slightly. Combine the sizzled herbs and oil, caramelized lemon, grated garlic, and ½ cup Greek yogurt. Season the yogurt sauce with salt and pepper.
  • Season 1 lb ground lamb with ¼ cup grated onion, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1 tablespoon coriander, 2 teaspoon paprika, 2 teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon cayenne, a pinch of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Shape the lamb into small patties, about ¼ cup each.
  • Preheat broiler to high.
  • Lay the lamb patties on a baking sheet and cook in the broiler for 7-8 minutes or until the juices run clear. Remove from heat.
  • Assemble the spiced lamb pita wraps. Split open the pita bread and fill with the spiced lamb, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, pickled onions, and sizzled herb yogurt sauce. Serve immediately.