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May 4, 2023

Ground Lamb Tacos with Pineapple Salsa and Avocado Crema


Recipe Provided By
"Two Purple Figs"
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ground lamb tacos with pineapple salsa and avocado crema


  • 1 pound ground American Lamb
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro minced

Taco Seasoning 

  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon adobo powder

Pineapple Salsa 

  • 1 cup diced pineapple, (1/4-inch dices)
  • 1/2 cup red onions, (minced)
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, (minced)
  • 1 jalapeño, (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Avocado Crema 

  • 1 large avocado, (peeled and pitted)
  • 1 large jalapeño, (more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons water to thin out the sauce, if you need to.

To assemble the Tacos 

  • Tortillas ( corn, flour or hard shell)
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges
  • Jalapeño slices
  • Chili flakes



Make the Lamb Taco meat: Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.

Add in the onions and cook for about 2-3 minutes until soft and translucent.

To the onions, add in the lamb meat, the taco seasoning and garlic. Mix all together and cook over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes while mixing.

Note: USDA recommends ground lamb reach an internal temperature of 160F.

When the lamb is cooked through, add in the cilantro and turn off the heat.

To make the Pineapple Salsa:

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and adjust the seasoning.

For the Avocado Crema:

Add all ingredients in a bowl of a food processor and process until a smooth creamy sauce is formed.

To assemble the tacos:

Use your favorite type of tortilla, you may choose to char or not to.

Spread a layer of avocado cream at the bottom of the tortilla.

Top with a generous amount of taco meat.

Top with the pineapple salsa.

Add more taco meat, extra avocado crema, more cilantro, chili flakes, lime wedges and your favorite taco toppings. Enjoy right away!

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cooked ground lamb and tortillas
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