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Loaded Mediterranean Ground Lamb Bowls

These Mediterranean Ground Lamb Bowls are ultra delicious! Loaded with perfectly seasoned ground lamb, all the veggies and drizzled with an avocado green tzatziki sauce - hello yum! 

Course dinner
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword avocado tzatziki sauce, ground lamb bowls, ground lamb recipes, loaded bowl recipe, Tzatziki sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

Lamb Bowls

  • 1 lb. ground lamb
  • 1-2 tsp olive or avocado oil
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • juice from 1 fresh lemon (divided)
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1 and 1/2 cup water
  • salt, pepper, butter to season the rice (if desired)
  • 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • fresh dill
  • pita bread to serve

Avocado Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup full fat greek yogurt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh dill
  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to package instructions. Once it's done, add in salt, pepper and butter to season. Keep it on the stove warm while you prepare the rest of the ingredients!

  2. In a large saute pan, add 1-2 tsp of olive or avocado oil. Let the pan heat up on medium heat. Add in the ground lamb and break it up using the spatula. Add in 1/2 tsp salt and stir in.

  3. Let the lamb cook until fully done - around 6-7 minutes. Add in the oregano, garlic powder, black pepper and more salt if needed. Lastly, add in a squeeze of fresh lemon (around 1 tsp or so). Keep it on the stove on low to keep warm.

  4. While the lamb is cooking, chop up the cherry tomatoes and red onion. Prepare the minced garlic and the avocado as well.

  5. To a blender, add in the ripe avocado, minced garlic, greek yogurt, olive oil, fresh dill, a pinch of salt and pepper and 2 tsp fresh lemon juice. Blend until combined and creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.

  6. Assemble the bowls! Start with rice, followed by the ground lamb. Top with the chopped veggies and a generous drizzle of the tzatziki sauce. Garnish with dill and an extra squeeze of fresh lemon. Serve with warm pita bread if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Taste and adjust seasoning as you go! This will make a huge difference in the flavor. If you feel like it needs more salt, add it! More lemon to give it a kick? Squeeze it in!