Spiced Lamb Flatbread with Fresh Mint Recipe

Spiced Lamb Flatbread with Fresh Mint

Serves 3 (entrée) 6 (appetizer)

Quickly cooked ground lamb sits atop toasted pita with hummus, yogurt, and fresh mint. Serve pizzettas for dinner or cut into wedges for a stunning appetizer that begs for a great red wine.


  • 3 (6-inch) Metropolitan Market pita rounds
  • 2 Tbsp Metropolitan Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 3/4 lb ground lamb
  • 1 cup Metropolitan Market hummus
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint (or basil or parsley), finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush pitas with 1 Tbsp oil and place on baking sheet.
  2. Prepare the lamb: In a large bowl combine tomato paste, garlic, salt, cumin, paprika, cinnamon and pepper. Add the lamb and blend with the spices, being careful not overmix. (Lamb can be prepared up to a day ahead; cover and chill until ready to cook.)
  3. Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 Tbsp oil to skillet. Add the seasoned lamb and cook for 5-7 minutes or until cooked through, crumbling it with a wooden spoon to small, bite-sized pieces. Remove the skillet from the heat and set aside.
  4. Bake the oiled pitas until toasty, about 7-8 minutes. Leave pitas whole or cut into wedges. Spread hummus on pitas, followed by cooked lamb mixture. Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt, a drizzle of lemon juice and chopped mint.


Amount Per Serving (based on 6 servings)
Calories: 350
Fat: 22 g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Cholesterol: 45 mg
Sodium: 420 mg
Carbohydrates: 24 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 2 g
Protein: 18 g
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