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These Mediterranean Lamb Bowls are an easy and healthy ground lamb recipe with exotic Mediterranean flavors to spice up dinner any night of the week!
These Mediterranean Lamb Bowls are an easy and healthy ground lamb recipe with exotic Mediterranean flavors to spice up dinner any night of the week! | Easy Ground Lamb Recipe | Greek Lamb Recipe | Middle Eastern Lamb Recipe | Easy Dinner | Kofta Bowls

These Mediterranean Lamb Bowls are an easy and healthy ground lamb recipe with exotic Mediterranean flavors to spice up dinner any night of the week! | Easy Ground Lamb Recipe | Greek Lamb Recipe | Middle Eastern Lamb Recipe | Easy Dinner | Kofta Bowls

Have you ever tried to make a ground lamb recipe?  Lamb isn’t as popular in the U.S. as it is in some other countries, but don’t let that deter you! If you’ve never  tried it, you may be wondering what lamb tastes like.

What does ground lamb taste like?

Lamb has a great, meaty flavor – a stronger flavor than beef.  It really has a distinctive taste unlike anything else.  Some people would call it gamey, but not in an unpleasant way.

What spices and herbs go best with lamb?

The classic herb to mix with lamb is mint.  However, lamb is used in many different cuisines.  It is a popular choice in  Middle Eastern and Mediterranean foods. Because of that I decided to use the same spices I used in my Grilled Lamb Kofta Kebabs. In that recipe I used Aleppo Pepper, but due to the conflict in Syria, where Aleppo Pepper comes from, that spice hard to find.  Instead, I substituted paprika and red pepper flakes.  I also added allspice and ground ginger.

These Mediterranean Lamb Bowls are an easy and healthy ground lamb recipe with exotic Mediterranean flavors to spice up dinner any night of the week! | Easy Ground Lamb Recipe | Greek Lamb Recipe | Middle Eastern Lamb Recipe | Easy Dinner | Kofta Bowls

To make an easy dinner, the Mediterranean Lamb Bowls have vibrant Turmeric Rice, fresh tomatoes and cucumber, hummus, feta cheese and some pita bread on the side.  It’s a complete meal in a bowl!

If you want to really go all out, you can make the hummus and pita from scratch using my Easy Hummus and Homemade Pita recipes.  But if you want to use store bought, that will work too.  This actually makes a quick dinner if the hummus and pita are already made!

These Mediterranean Lamb Bowls are an easy and healthy ground lamb recipe with exotic Mediterranean flavors to spice up dinner any night of the week! | Easy Ground Lamb Recipe | Greek Lamb Recipe | Middle Eastern Lamb Recipe | Easy Dinner | Kofta Bowls

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Mediterranean Lamb Bowls

4.79 from 69 votes
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
These Mediterranean Lamb Bowls are an easy and healthy ground lamb recipe with exotic Mediterranean flavors to spice up dinner any night of the week!

Ingredients 

For Spiced Ground Lamb:

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped plus more for garnish

For Bowls:

Instructions 

To Make The Spiced Ground Lamb:

  • Heat a large saute pan over medium heat. Add olive oil.
  • When oil is hot, add onions and garlic.  Sauté for 5 minutes, until starting to soften.
  • Add ground lamb.  Brown lamb until cooked through.
  • Add paprika, allspice, red pepper flakes, ginger, salt and pepper.  Mix until fully combined, cook for 1-2 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in fresh herbs.

To Assemble Bowls

  • In a bowl, layer Turmeric Rice, then top with some of the spiced ground lamb, tomatoes, cucumbers, hummus and feta.  Sprinkle with more fresh mint and parsley if desired.

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Nutrition

Calories: 719kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 968mg | Potassium: 741mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1265IU | Vitamin C: 16.2mg | Calcium: 291mg | Iron: 4.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
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These Mediterranean Lamb Bowls are an easy and healthy ground lamb recipe with exotic Mediterranean flavors to spice up dinner any night of the week! | Easy Ground Lamb Recipe | Greek Lamb Recipe | Middle Eastern Lamb Recipe | Easy Dinner | Kofta Bowls

Hello! I’m Meghan.

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178 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was a fantastic recipe! I made the hummus recipe linked from this recipe and used fresh herbs throughout. The combination of flavors was so satisfying! This recipe is going into regular queue! Thank you!

  2. You have “1/4 cup fresh mint and flat leaf parsley, chopped plus more for garnish”, but I don’t find them used in the recipe. I only find them used as a garnish.

    1. Hi Bob, it is in step 4: “Add paprika, allspice, red pepper flakes, ginger, salt and pepper. Mix until fully combined, cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in fresh herbs.” you stir in the 1/4 cup each of mint and parsley there, then garnish with more at the end.

  3. 5 stars
    This was packed with amazing flavors! I would definitely make again. Served on the turmeric rice linked and made homemade hummus. Very satisfying meal. Fresh mint, cilantro and cherry tomatoes top this off perfectly.

  4. 5 stars
    I buy gyro meat, it’s like a halal Steak-um, at my local international market normally. I tried this because it started pouring rain when I was going to grill lamb burgers. Thank God for the rain. This was delicious and I am not sure if I’ll buy the premade stuff again!

  5. Excellent! I did add some toasted pine nuts to the lamb mixture. Also combined the tomato, cucumbers, feta, olive oil and a bit of lemon juice so some of the juices could soak into the rice. So good! Thank you