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Recipe: Lamb Kofta Tacos

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

You will love this Mediterranean twist on tacos!

 1 pound ground lamb (beef is good too!)
 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
 squeeze of fresh lemon juice
 a few pinches garlic powder, salt & pepper
 olive oil for grilling
for the tacos
 4 flour tacos
 baby spinach
 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
 1 cucumber, sliced thin
 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted & sliced
 juice from 1/2 lemon
 good glugg of olive oil
 fresh dill
 salt & pepper to taste
for the potatoes
 1 pound small red potatoes, cut into small pieces
 garlic salt & pepper
 1/2 teaspoon cumin
 grasped or olive oil
 top with sour cream or Homemade Tzaziki Sauce & feta cheese

In a bowl combine the lamb with the rest of the ingredients. Make small patties with the ground lamb mixture.


Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Add a splash of olive oil to the pan. Grill the lamb for a few minutes on each side until cooked through. About 4 minutes total.


Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit with the rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper. Toss potatoes with oil, garlic salt, pepper and cumin. Bake the potatoes for 15 minutes, flip with a pair of tongs. Bake another 15 minutes. Remove from the oven.


In a medium bowl toss the cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices and olives with some lemon juice, fresh dill and olive oil and salt/pepper.


Put together the tacos: on each taco layer on some baby spinach, cumin potatoes, lemon tossed veggies, lamb Kofta and sour cream/Tzaziki sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4 Tacos