Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 wraps)

Lettuce leaves offer a light, fresh alternative to pita or flatbread. If you can't find red pepper hummus, plain hummus is a welcome substitute.

How to Make It

Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and next 5 ingredients (through lamb) to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until lamb is done. Combine parsley, tomato, and cucumber in a medium bowl. Stir in lamb mixture. Combine yogurt and hummus in a small bowl. Place about 1/4 cup lamb mixture in each lettuce leaf. Top each wrap with 1 tablespoon hummus mixture. Divide mint and pine nuts evenly among wraps.

Ratings & Reviews

Flavorful and easy

July 20, 2016
Made this tonight for my husband, daughter and son-in-law. Very quick to make. All liked it and my husband declared it should be added to our dinner rotation. I served with some Greek appetizers (tapenade & tabouli with pita, and dolmas) and also had tzatziki sauce as a topping, although most preferred the one in the recipe. For dessert, we had watermelon, mint, feta salad with balsamic glaze...perfect to go with the Greek theme.

gmsbms's Review

July 08, 2013
The family loves this recipe. This has more of a Greek influence with the spices used so if you not a fan of braised lamb shank you probably will not like this either. We found the store bought ground lamb is greasy and in many areas hard to find so we grind our own from a trimmed leg of lamb from Costco and also use it for yummy lamb burgers with feta.

Worthit's Review

February 26, 2013
Too salty, too greasy, not a huge fan of cinnamon flavored lamb. Will try again using different seasonings.

katiethurn's Review

September 17, 2012
Sorry, but this was not good. Needed some sauce or something in the meat mixture. The hummus/yogurt mixture did not taste good.

jdleff's Review

August 23, 2012

tilley1003's Review

August 21, 2012
This is a truly delicious meal that was extremely easy to make. My husband and son both really loved it as well. I will definitely be adding this into our regular rotation. YUM!!

emestevez's Review

August 14, 2012
Don't be mislead by the 3 star rating. This is a delicious meal and we will definitely make again - just not worthy of a special occasion as noted by other reviewers. My husband had 3 lettuce cups for his serving (2 left him hungry). Served with corn on the cob and steamed broccoli with tzatziki.

jfitzu's Review

July 31, 2012
My husband and I both really enjoyed the flavors. Good summer recipe. Will definitely make again.

Bizzyboolou's Review

July 26, 2012
Always on the look out for new ground lamb recipes, as we buy a lamb for our freezer every year. Wasn't sure how my husband would like the idea of a lettuce wrap... but he went back for seconds and even thirds! Flavors were simple & straight forward & delicious; perfect summer dinner.

MTN326's Review

July 25, 2012
Unusual flavors and textures together--makes for a nice light meal. I served it with braised fingerling potato coins. I would have given it 4 stars, but I don't think it is special occasion worthy but good for the family dinner.