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Grilled Lamb and Asparagus Pitas with Tsatsiki Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Cook Time: 8 min.
Tsatsiki sauce is traditionally found alongside a Greek meze or appetizer and adds a tangy sweetness to these quick pitas.

Ingredients

  • Tsatsiki Sauce1/2 cucumber peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • Pitas4 pita pockets, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 lb lamb, cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 2 bunches asparagus, ends trimmed.
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, whole
  • 2 tomatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives

Directions

  • Tsatsiki SaucePurée all ingredients in a blender until almost smooth, about 1 minute. Chill until ready to assemble.
  • PitasToss lamb cubes and asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Grill over a preheated grill until asparagus is tender and lamb cubes are cooked to a medium rare. Cut asparagus into 2" pieces. Set aside.
  • Lightly grill both sides of the pita breads until heated through yet still soft. Wrap pitas in foil for a few minutes to steam.
  • Divide sandwich ingredients evenly among the 8 pita-halves. Drizzle with the Tsatiki sauce and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 377
  Calories from Fat 83 (22%)
(8%)Total Fat 5g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(30%)Cholesterol 91mg
(14%)Sodium 334mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 26g
(16%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(28%)Protein 14g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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