Lamb Lettuce Cups Recipe - A keto recipe shared by California Lamb

American Lamb

Lamb Lettuce Cups

Recipe provided by American Lamb Board courtesy of Platings & Pairings

Servings: 4 | Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes

Lamb Lettuce Cups



  1. Place cucumber in a strainer and salt it with 1 tsp kosher salt.
  2. Let it drain for 20 minutes, then press out all of the excess liquids with the back of a spoon.
  3. Combine the cucumber with the yogurt, garlic, mint, dill and lemon juice and refrigerate until ready to serve.


  1. Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and cook until translucent, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds longer, until fragrant.
  4. Add lamb, cumin and oregano and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. Cook, breaking up with a spoon until fully cooked, about 8-10 minutes. (USDA recommends ground lamb reach an internal temp of 160F)

To Serve

  1. Portion the lamb into the butter lettuce cups.
  2. Garnish with tzatziki, feta, fresh mint & dill, cucumbers, red onions, and tomatoes, as desired.
  3. Serve with lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy!
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Tzatziki Sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic (minced or grated)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint and dill leaves (chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced or grated)
  • 1 pound ground American lamb
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
For Serving
  • 1 head butter lettuce, leaves separated
  • 8 ounces feta cheese (cubed or crumbled)
  • Fresh dill
  • Fresh mint
  • Kalamata olives (sliced)
  • Cucumbers (sliced)
  • Red onions (minced)
  • Cherry tomatoes (quartered)
  • Lemon wedges

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