October 17, 2019

Mediterranean American Lamb Bowls


Recipe Provided By
"Rustic Joyful Food"
Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

15 min

Total Time

35 min



Mediterranean American Lamb Bowls


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


  • 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


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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