These grilled Greek pita pizzas are piled high with mouthwatering Mediterranean flavors and they are a cinch to throw together in under 30 minutes for a quick weeknight family friendly meal!
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I love lamb. I was raised enjoying lamb for special occasion dinners and it brings back some of my most cherished memories of my childhood. Not only is lamb delicious and full of flavor, but it packs a pretty impressive nutritional punch! Lamb is an excellent source of B12, niacin, zinc and selenium. A 3-ounce serving of lamb provides 3 grams of heart healthy monounsaturated fat. It’s a responsible choice you can feel good about enjoying.
Plus choosing American lamb means you are supporting local family farmers and ranchers. Did you know there are over 80,000 family-owned sheep farms and ranches in the United States and lamb is produced in every state? Eating locally sourced ingredients is something I am becoming more and more passionate about, especially when it comes to our source of protein. Quality counts friends.
I also love pizza. Homemade dough can be a labor of love. So, when I’m short on time… I reach for fresh pitas and pile them high with our favorite toppings. Since this is a Greek inspired pizza a pita just made sense!! Right?
I always have a platter piled high with fresh chopped veggies on pizza night to give my kids the option top choose what they put on their pizzas. Nine times out of ten they load up on extra veggies unintentionally! Mom win!
What ingredients are in Greek Pita pizzas
- pita rounds (I like Papa Pita)
- classic hummus (homemade or store bought will do)
- ground American Lamb
- kalamata olives
- red onion
- banana peppers
- feta cheese
- tzatziki dressing (we like Culinary Tours)
I think I could easily live off the flavors in this dish. My body never seems to tire of the salty and fresh combo. The unique flavor of lamb really brings a delicious addition. If you’re family is still learning to love lamb, you could easily sub ground beef (I’ll even do a 50/50 blend) or grilled chicken with the same spices in this recipe.
If you’re looking for new ways to introduce your family to the tasty world of lamb, this recipe is a great place to start. I would almost bet that your family won’t even notice a difference if you don’t mention it. Mine never does. They devour these in minutes and come back for seconds which doesn’t leave me leftovers… sadly.
Put these grilled Greek pita pizzas on your dinner menu ASAP!! Trust me you won’t be disappointed and support your local lamb growers by asking your butcher if they sell American lamb or visit americanlamb.com for recommendations. I pick mine up at my local grocer.
Grilled Greek Pita Pizzas
- 1 pound ground American Lamb
- 6 pita rounds
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 cup hummus
- 1 english cucumber, seeded and finely chopped
- 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup kalamata olives, halved
- 1/2 cup banana peppers, deli sliced
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 bottle tzatziki salad dressing
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1-2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp rosemary
Preheat your grill to medium high (about 400 degrees).
Brush each side of the pita with olive oil then lightly season with sea salt and garlic powder. Place directly on grill grates. Grill for 1-2 minutes. Flip then grill another 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the ground lamb and a pinch of salt. Cook until lamb is no longer pink, breaking it into pieces with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Drain and rinse off any excess grease.
Add garlic powder, rosemary, oregano and pepper to lamb. Sauté until fragrant. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
Serve pitas warm with toppings on the side.
Layer pita, hummus and ground lamb then top each pizza with cucumber, red onion, tomatoes, olives, banana peppers and feta. Drizzle tzatziki dressing on top and enjoy!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me in partnership with the American Lamb board. All opinions expressed are my own.