Lamb Tacos

Lamb tacos are an extremely fresh, flavorful and easy dish to make. It’s perfect for a weeknight recipe to throw together and still have something delicious on the plate.

assembed lamb tacos with salad and tzatziki sauce ready to be served

Lamb

We use ground lamb for this recipe and mix an array of different spices to elevate lamb’s unique flavor. The whole dish tastes extremely fresh due to the lime juice, mint, and cilantro mixed in with the lamb (and, of course, we have freshness from the beautiful tzatziki poured over the lamb!).

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki is a delicious and refreshing sauce coming from the cuisines in South-East Europe and the Middle East. It’s also great to use as a dip. The sauce is a mix of savory yogurt mixed in with cucumbers, mint and sometimes garlic, lemon juice and various herbs. For this recipe, we’re sharing our perfect tzatziki sauce!

assembled lamb tacos with beautiful tzatziki sauce on top

What can I serve with lamb tacos?

Since the dish is so refreshing, we recommend serving this with a simple salad on the side, and of course, more tzatziki sauce to pour over your salad.

How can I store lamb tacos?

Store the cooked lamb in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Do the same for the tzatziki sauce and assemble your tacos just before you’re about to dig in!

Lamb Tacos

Lamb tacos are an extremely fresh, flavorful and easy dish to make. It’s perfect for a weeknight recipe to throw together and still have something delicious on the plate.

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Cuisine
Greek

Servings
4

Calories
539 kcal

Prep time
15 minutes

Cook time
15 minutes

Total time
30 minutes

Ingredients

    Lamb & Lamb Seasoning

    • Handful of cilantro
    • Juice of a whole lime
    • Half a handful of roughly chopped mint leaves
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 6 cloves garlic
    • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 lb ground lamb

    Tzatziki Sauce

    • 5.5 oz. Greek yogurt
    • ⅓ grated cucumber
    • 7-8 chopped mint leaves
    • Handful of dill

    Taco

    • 4 soft taco shells
    • 1 chopped tomato
    • ⅓ chopped cucumber
    • 1 tablespoon cooking oil (if required)

Instructions

  1. Mix the ground lamb with the lamb seasoning in the food processor. Process the mixture for roughly 30 seconds. Alternatively, mix the lamb and the seasoning by hand.
  2. Leave the lamb mixture in an airtight container in the fridge for at least half an hour (this can also be left overnight).
  3. Mould the ground lamb into a sausage shape and then cook them in a pan over medium-high heat until the lamb reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. Add a tablespoon of cooking oil to the pan if required.
  4. To make the tzatziki sauce, combine all the ingredients for the sauce and mix thoroughly by hand.
  5. Assemble the tortillas by adding the lamb pieces and the chopped tomatoes and cucumber to the tortillas and pour the tzatziki sauce over the lamb and vegetables.

Nutrition

  • Calories 539 kcal | 
  • Carbohydrates 35.9 g | 
  • Protein 27.9 g | 
  • Fat 31.9 g | 
  • Saturated fat 12.9 g | 
  • Cholesterol 88 mg | 
  • Sodium 701 mg | 
  • Fiber 1.2 g | 
  • Sugar 3.8 g |