Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 "pizza")

No flavor is sacrificed getting Ground Lamb and Hummus Pita "Pizzas" to the table quickly. Cumin and cinnamon add an earthy warmth to the lamb mixture in this 30-minute meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 2

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add lamb to pan; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble lamb. Remove lamb from pan. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion to pan; sauté 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and next 4 ingredients (through cinnamon); sauté 1 minute. Stir in 1/2 cup 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.

Step 3

Split each pita into 2 rounds. Place pita rounds on a baking sheet. Broil 1 minute on each side or until crisp. Spread 2 tablespoons hummus on each round. Top each serving with about 1/3 cup lamb mixture. Sprinkle evenly with cilantro and nuts.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


November 30, 2016
outstanding. didn't split pitas as I bought kind that don't. love the idea of adding feta to top. will do that next time, or better yet, add the feta to the arugula salad we had alongside. we also roasted carrots with cumin and served those alongside. 

angiekrissv's Review

September 16, 2014

marchez's Review

September 11, 2014
Really tasty. I didn't have pine nuts but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I will definitely make this again for lunch or dinner.

Mammamags's Review

July 07, 2014

Rycepaper's Review

February 04, 2014
The seasoned lamb is delicious. While I was skeptical about the 1/2 pita, it turned out great for the "pizza". I did use the pita pockets so they could be split easier. A tasty alternative to a traditional pizza. Not a big serving, but would make again.

Aggiehazel's Review

January 20, 2014

ajb1978's Review

December 26, 2013
Full of flavor! The trickiest part is splitting the pitas in half. Buy ones labeled pita pocket for best results. Love all the aromatics. My house smells great for hours and hours...mmm.

demopo's Review

September 20, 2013
Really, really good. I used low-carb pitas but didn't split them since they are thinner...My daughter is not a hummus fan, so she used tzaziki. Even the very picky husband thought they were "very tasty." Would definitely make again.

sprky182's Review

August 27, 2013
Yummy and easy. Served with a greek salad.

sukeedog's Review

August 17, 2013