Greek Lamb Pita with Tzatziki Sauce
Greek Lamb Pita with Tzatziki Sauce Image

Greek Lamb Pita with Tzatziki Sauce

Serve tzatziki sauce, made with Greek yogurt, with this pita or as a dip or spread with crackers.

The Story Behind the Recipe
4
servings
20 min
PREP TIME
30 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Tzatziki Sauce

6 ounces plain Greek yogurt

1/2 cup cucumber, finely chopped

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill

1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

Lamb

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 pound boneless lamb,  cut into 1/4-inch thick strips

1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest

Flatbread

4 (6-inch round) flatbreads, warmed

Relish

1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered

1 small (1/2 cup) cucumber, finely chopped

1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

 

 *Substitute beef sirloin or top round steak.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all tzatziki sauce ingredients in bowl until well mixed. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt butter in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat until sizzling. Add garlic, oregano, salt and pepper; stir until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Add lamb; cook 8-10 minutes or until lamb reaches at least 145ºF or desired doneness. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in lemon zest until lamb is evenly coated.

  4. STEP 4

    Spread tzatziki sauce evenly onto 1 side of each flatbread. Top each with lamb; garnish with tomato and feta cheese. Fold flatbread over filling.

Tip #1

Wrap flatbread in aluminum foil. Heat foil packet in warm oven while cooking lamb.

Nutrition

580Calories
31Fat (mg)
105Cholesterol (mg)
950Sodium (mg)
42Carbohydrates (g)
3Dietary Fiber
33Protein (g)

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  June 02, 2013

We love gyros, and I was looking for a less expensive alternative to our local Greek restaurant. I found this recipe to be so easy, and my family loved it! These gyros will be a regular part of our menu. I used steak, and the tenderness and flavor were perfect. OPA!

— says Leslie
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