October 17, 2019

Mediterranean American Lamb Bowls

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Recipe Provided By
"Rustic Joyful Food"
Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

15 min

Total Time

35 min

Servings

4

Mediterranean American Lamb Bowls

Ingredients

Mediterranean Lamb

  • 1 pound American Ground Lamb
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 heaping teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • Pinch hot chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, to finish

Greek Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Garnish

  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 4 cups baby greens
  • 2 cups chickpeas
  • 1 cup thinly sliced bell pepper
  • 1 cup black or Kalamata olives
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped dill
  • Lemon wedges
  • Pitas, to serve alongside

Directions

For the Mediterranean Lamb: In a large heavy-bottomed skillet, brown American Lamb in olive oil along with bell pepper, oregano, lemon zest, salt, pepper, chili flakes and parsley. Set aside. 

For the Greek Lemon Vinaigrette: In a bowl, whisk together garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, oregano, lemon zest, salt and pepper; slowly stream in the oil while whisking continually. Place finished dressing in a jar with a lid. This will keep for up to 7 days in the refrigerator, and tastes best the next day. 

To serve: In order to assemble bowls, layer preferred garnishes in the bottom of the bowl; top with Mediterranean Lamb, drizzle Greek Lemon Vinaigrette over the top. Serve with pitas.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

Mediterranean American Lamb Bowls
Mediterranean American Lamb Bowls
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