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Greek Lamb Wraps

There’s certain things in life that just go together perfectly, take for instance, tomato and basil, vanilla and strawberries, lemon and fish. It just works! Lamb and cumin also fits into this category. Rub a little cumin and salt into a lovely piece of lamb before frying or roasting it and it makes the meat sing. They say the simple pairing of good quality ingredients makes a good cook and I agree. There’s really not much more to it.

So for my next edition of healthy lunch box ideas I present to you a simple and delicious Greek Lamb Wrap. I think the Greek part comes from the pairing of lamb and cumin as well as the addition of a natural yoghurt into the beetroot sauce and a bit of cucumber in there for crunch and good measure! I like to make my dishes as colourful as possible, it means more nutrients is getting into your meal, plus it looks so much more appealing, which hopefully translates to more kids eating fresh veggies!

I tested this recipe out and left the wrap in the fridge overnight and to my pleasant surprise it wasn’t a bit soggy, so this makes it perfect for the lunchbox. Lamb can also withstand the heat and being unrefrigerated a bit better than Henny Penny. You could also eat this whilst the lamb is warm and serve it up for a mid-week family meal. Don’t forget to let the kids have a go at grating the carrot, cooking the lamb and making their own wrap. Enjoy!

Tuck in to a Greek Lamb Wrap!

 

 Greek Lamb Wrap


Wraps are a great way to load all sorts of nutrients into your lunch – vitamins through vegetables and herbs, protein through meat and calcium through dairy. Go ahead and change this recipe by putting your own spin on the ingredients!

What’s in it?

400g diced lamb

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons sea salt

1 garlic clove, minced (optional)

1 tablespoon of olive oil

 

1 packet low-fat wraps (Mountain Bread is a good choice too!)

1 quantity of beetroot & yoghurt dip (please refer to separate recipe)

1 large carrot, grated

1 cucumber, cut into sticks

Handful of fresh herbs (like mint, parsley, basil)

How you make it:

  1. In a non-reactive mixing bowl, place lamb, cumin, salt, garlic and olive together. Mix well to combine, cover with cling wrap and marinate for 15 minutes, or longer.
  2. Place large frypan over high heat, once hot, add lamb and cook for 5 – 10 minutes until lamb is cooked through to your liking. Once cooked, you can refrigerate in a sealed container until you are ready to make your wrap or you can make a warm lamb wrap.
  3. To make your wrap, place one wrap on a clean surface, add a few tablespoons of beetroot & yoghurt dip down the centre of the wrap leaving a 10cm gap between the bottom of the wrap and the start of the dip. Place carrot on top of the dip, place a length of cucumber to the side of the dip, place lamb on top of the dip, garnish with herbs and wrap in a neat parcel to serve.

 

Beetroot & Yoghurt Dip

This dip is a super easy and healthy addition to add flavour to wraps and salads but also to eat with veggie sticks like carrot and cucumber. I use this dip recipe in my Greek lamb wrap.

What’s in it?

300g beetroot, cokes

3 tablespoons natural or Greek yoghurt

¼ teaspoon ground cumin (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Using a small food processor or stick blender puree the beetroot until it is smooth. If you don’t have a processor or blender, use a grater, it will be fine but the dip will just have a different consistency.
  2. Add yogurt and cumin and stir to combine. Taste the dip and add more yoghurt or cumin to your liking. Keep refrigerated in sealed container until you need it.

Tips:

  • I would encourage you to boil up fresh beetroots for this recipe but if you don’t have time canned beetroot is fine, but have a look at the ingredients in the brine and try to choose one with less additives and preservatives.
  • If you use canned beetroot it can have a vinegar taste to it, if you use fresh beetroot and would like to add a little acid, add a squeeze of lemon
  • You can also use Greek yoghurt for this recipe

Eat up!

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4 Responses to “Greek Lamb Wraps”

  1. Pål (Paul)
    February 27, 2013 at 5:49 am #

    That looks awesome Dani.

    Wraps is so simple and delicious way to spice up your lunch.

    Cheers from Norway
    Pål
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    • danivenn
      February 27, 2013 at 8:46 am #

      Thanks Pal! Glad you like the sound of them. Lovely to have a fan in Norway! Wow! Dani x

  2. Sara
    May 23, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    It looks so awesome and delicious!Thanks~

    And Dani, in my family loves you and I’m sure not just my family but so many people love you here in the Middle East too =^-^=

  3. Berna
    August 7, 2013 at 2:44 am #

    It looks amazing Dani. I’m gonna make this! :D Xx Holland

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