Monday, June 2, 2014

Spiced Lamb and Hummus

Yum

Ground lamb cooked with Mediterranean spices and served atop hummus.


Spiced Lamb and Hummus:  Ground lamb cooked with Mediterranean spices and served atop hummus.



I saw this recipe about a year ago on The View from the Great Island.  Her recipe used cubed lamb and a Mediterranean spice blend and made my mouth water (did I mention that the pictures are awesome).  I love Mediterranean style foods so I pinned the recipe and knew I would eventually try it.

Spiced Lamb and Hummus:  Ground lamb cooked with Mediterranean spices and served atop hummus.

Well, lamb is pretty expensive out here and my usual store has a small selection so this recipe stayed in the back of my mind until my husband found some ground lamb on sale and brought it home.  I initially didn't know what to do with the ground lamb (I was thinking lamb burgers or something) because I was waiting for some kind of lamb roast to cube like the original recipe.  Finally, it just clicked that I could use ground lamb instead. I'm so glad I didn't wait for a lamb roast this was so delicious.  It has amazing flavor and is actually pretty light.  I served the lamb and hummus with pita, broccoli, and a carrot and cucumber salad.  It was great to just scoop some of the lamb and hummus with pitta or my favorite a cucumber slice.  I can't wait until ground lamb is on sale again.

Spiced Lamb and Hummus:  Ground lamb cooked with Mediterranean spices and served atop hummus.

Spiced Lamb and Hummus


Ingredients:
Modified from Hummus with Spiced Lamb | The View from the Great Island

2 Tbsp Mediterranean spice mix:
     2 tsp paprika
     1 tsp allspice
     1 tsp garam masala (optional)
     1 tsp coriander
     1/4 tsp cumin
     1/4 tsp cinnamon
     1/4 tsp turmeric
     1/4 tsp dried rosemary
1 pound ground lamb
Juice of 1 lemon
Hummus
Toasted sliced almonds
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Spiced Lamb and Hummus:  Ground lamb cooked with Mediterranean spices and served atop hummus.

In a large frying pan cook the ground lamb over medium heat.  Sprinkle 1 Tbsp of the spice mix on the raw meat and add a little salt and pepper.

When meat has browned pour off excess grease and taste for seasoning.  Add more spice mix if necessary and squeeze in lemon juice.

To serve dollop 1-2 Tbsp of hummus on the center of a large plate.  Smooth, with the back of a spoon, into a wider circle that is thinner in the center.  Place 1/4 lamb mixture on top of the hummus and sprinkle with sliced almonds.  Lastly drizzle on some olive oil.

Serve with pitta, vegetable, and/or salad.

Serves 4

Enjoy.

Spiced Lamb and Hummus:  Ground lamb cooked with Mediterranean spices and served atop hummus.

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10 comments:

  1. Oh yum! That looks delish! I love lamb, but yes, it is so expensive! I'll have to keep an eye out for some ground lamb :)

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  2. Thanks Denise. It's super yummy I bet it would be great with ground beef too. I also recently made a meatless version of this dish using eggplant and mushrooms (I get that posted eventually) it was awesome.

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  3. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good CakesJune 8, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    This sounds delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Freedom Fridays :)

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  4. Kim Daniels LewisJune 9, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Delicious! It looks incredible! Pinned. Thanks for being a part of our party. Please join us tonight at 7 pm.. It's a honor to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com

    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  5. I want to thank you very much for linking up @ Teach Me Tuesday @ 3GLOL. I sure hope you'll stop back by this week - http://3glol.net/2014/06/09/teach-tuesday-3glol-7/.

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  6. I'm not a lamb lover, but I'm sure those that love lamb would love to make this meal. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday Linky Party.

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  7. Thanks for the party Bobbie and I linked up this week too :)

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  8. Thanks for the party Erlene. I also made a very similar recipe that is vegetarian and it turned out great. I'll be posting it in a month or so, so maybe that will be more your style. I also think this would work just fine with beef.

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