Ground Lamb and Hummus Pita "Pizzas"
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Serves: 2
This fun Middle Eastern twist on pita pizzas make for a fun and unique, let quick meal idea!
  • 4 oz ground lamb
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2-4 Tbsp water
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 (6-inch) whole wheat pitas
  • 6 Tbsp plain hummus
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp pine nuts, toasted
  1. Preheat broiler to 550 F.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add lamb to pan; cook 4-5 minutes or until browned, breaking up with the back of a wooden spoon. Remove lamb from pan.
  3. Add oil to the now empty skillet; swirl to coat. Add onion to pan; sauté 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and next 4 ingredients (through cinnamon); sauté 1 minute. Stir in water and tomato; bring to a simmer. Cook 4 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften. Stir in cooked lamb. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice.
  4. Place pita rounds on a baking sheet. Broil 1 minute on each side or until crisp. Spread 3 tablespoons hummus on each round. Top each serving with half of the lamb mixture. Sprinkle evenly with cilantro and nuts.
Recipe slightly adapted from Cooking Light
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 pizza Calories: 487 Fat: 26.0 Carbohydrates: 46.5 Sugar: 5.5 Sodium: 833 Fiber: 6.5 Protein: 19.5 Cholesterol: 43
Recipe by Prevention RD at