Roast Lamb Pitas with Spicy Sesame Yogurt Sauce

Here's a nice change from typical Greek gyro sandwiches. It's best to pack the yogurt sauce in a separate container so the sandwich won't become soggy before lunchtime; either drizzle the sauce into the pita halves just before eating, or serve it on the side for dunking.

Yield:

2 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed pita halves and 1/4 cup sauce)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 434
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 13.7 g
Satfat 4.2 g
Monofat 5.3 g
Polyfat 2.8 g
Protein 30.8 g
Carbohydrate 47.7 g
Fiber 3.3 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 596 mg
Calcium 166 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 tablespoon tahini (sesame-seed paste)
1/2 teaspoon chile garlic sauce (such as Lee Kum Kee)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 (6-inch) pitas, cut in half
1 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and thinly sliced

Preparation

Combine first 5 ingredients, stirring with a whisk.

Fill each pita half with about 1/3 cup Simple Roasted Leg of Lamb, 1/4 cup onion, and 1/4 cup cucumber. Divide tomato slices evenly among pita halves. Wrap sandwiches in foil or parchment paper; chill. Serve with sauce.

Note:

Judy Lockhart,

May 2005