Ground Lamb and Hummus Pita Pizzas

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    Ground Lamb and Hummus Pita Pizzas |

    Can you believe it’s already almost time for flu shots and flu clinics? I actually got my flu shot on Tuesday. My employer was offering them way early this year for the entire month. Last year, they ran out of supplies, so maybe that’s why they’re getting an earlier start? I totally think it’s way early but if they’re offering it, why not? I get one every year just cause I fear if I don’t, I’ll come down with a strong case of the flu. It’s probably just me, but you know how Murphy’s Law goes ;) It’s also crazy how within 30 minutes of getting the flu shot, my arm is already super sore! It was so sore by the time I got home from work that I couldn’t take my shirt off, lol! Do you get the flu shot?

    I think this past week we had our last stretch of summer. It was so humid from Monday to Thursday and up in the 90s. We had storms roll through last night and it completely cooled everything down and now it’s only going to be in the mid-70s the rest of the weekend and into next week. I already see leaves changing color! There’s so many fallen leaves in my neighborhood. They’re a little anxious to fall off those branches, aren’t they? ;)

    So, we decided that this Fall we aren’t going to paint our bedrooms after all. We were going to repaint the bedrooms to be a light grey, but then we realized we’d rather invest that money into working on the man-cave/den in the basement instead. We’re planning on getting a chaise couch down there, a rug, and a tv to hang above the fireplace. Yes, there’s a fireplace down there and we haven’t even used it yet. This will be our second winter in this house and I’m determined to use it this winter. It’s such a bummer they put the fireplace in the basement and not the main living area (where we are the most). But, I’m sure once we complete the area, we’ll be down there all winter :) I can’t wait to finally be all warm and cozy in the wintertime.

    You’ll want to make these ground lamb and hummus pita pizzas asap. It’s basically a Greek party in your mouth. The spices make the lamb so flavorful and all the flavors work so perfectly together. We couldn’t stop eating this. I think we each ate four a piece. Not exactly the portion control I was going for ;)

    Ground Lamb and Hummus Pita Pizzas |
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    Ground Lamb and Hummus Pita Pizzas

    These are a great Greek spin on traditional pizzas! This lighter version utilizes ground lamb, pitas, hummus, and tomatoes. 
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 15 mins
    Total Time: 25 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4
    Calories: 353kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 6 ounces ground lamb
    • 1 tsp olive oil
    • 1 1/2 cups onion, chopped
    • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
    • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
    • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes, canned and drained
    • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
    • 2: 6 inch pitas, cut in half
    • 1/2 cup garlic hummus
    • Handful chopped parsley
    • 1 tbsp pine nuts, toasted


    • Preheat boiler to high.
    • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add the lamb to the pan. Cook for 3 minutes, or until browned, breaking apart the lamb into crumbles with your spatula/wooden spoon. Remove lamb from skillet.
    • Add oil to the same pan and sauté onion for 2-3 minutes then stir in garlic, cumin, dried oregano, salt, and ground cinnamon. Stir to mix well then stir in the 1/2 cup of water and diced tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and then stir in the cooked lamb. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice.
    • Split the two pitas into 2 rounds. Place pita rounds on a baking sheet and broil 1 minute on each side, or until crisp. Make sure you watch it carefully!
    • Spread 2 tbsp. of hummus on each round, top with ground lamb mixture and garnish with parsley and pine nuts.


    Source: Cooking Light, August 2013
    Nutrition Facts
    Ground Lamb and Hummus Pita Pizzas
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 353 Calories from Fat 162
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 18g28%
    Carbohydrates 30g10%
    Fiber 3g12%
    Sugar 3g3%
    Protein 19g38%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 

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  • Jamie @lifelovelemons says:

    Loving these little “pizzas”! Ground lamb is sooo good, and obviously hummus is like my favorite thing ever. Such a great idea!

  • Kathryn says:

    These look super tasty. Love these Mediterranean flavours!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I keep eyeing the flu shot sign at the pharmacy every time I drive by. Soon! ;) Seriously I’m seeing so many recipes with pita lately. I’m seriously craving it!

  • Tieghan says:

    Can you believe I have never had lamb? I have just never had chance and never thought to but, but I am kicking myself because these look so good! I have to give them a try!

  • Robyn | Add a Pinch says:

    Oh Julie! This looks fabulous!

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    Wow! Love the sound of these pitas! Great recipe, Julie! :)

  • Heather Christo says:

    this looks AWESOME Julie!! it would be a big hit in our house :)

  • Maria says:

    Happy pita day:)

    • Jennifer says:

      This smells so good in my kitchen. I did not have diced tomatoes, so I used paste. It is delicious. What a nice way to showcase lamb meat.

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Oh how I am loving these Julie! Would like for lunch today!

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    These pizzas look amazing!!!

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    I want to throw a pita pizza party now!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    These sound tasty in addition to being nice and healthy!

  • Jackie {The Beeroness} says:

    I’m still in denial that the summer is over.
    On an unrelated topic: I need to get a few dozen of these pitas in my face.

  • ThisBakerGirlBlogs says:

    I only recently discovered a love for hummus and I’ve been looking for every excuse to eat it – thank you for this!!! :)

  • Aimee Wimbush-Bourque says:

    We adore lamb and this looks so simple!

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    Looks so good, Julie! Hope you get to enjoy your fireplace soon too!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    I just found tonight’s dinner! Love these!

  • ashley - Baker by Nature says:

    Did someone say Greek party in my mouth?! Psssssh! Gimme these pizzas girrrrrl!

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

    Great recipe, Julie! I adore Greek cuisine and these pita pizzas look so fun. I’m all for a Greek party in my mouth!

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says:

    I love all these super creative twists on pizzas I’m seeing lately! You’ve got my heart with this Greek variation. Amazing photos, too!

  • Gaby says:

    I am obsessed with this recipe! looks perfect on all fronts

  • Linda | The Urban Mrs says:

    Ouuu we just got the reminder for flu shot – can’t believe it’s that time of the year again. I definitely need to throw a pita pizzas party now. I’ve never tried cooking with lamb and you just convinced me to try this recipe. I’m sure this will be a hit since the hubs is a big fan of hummus.

  • Jenn Every says:

    I am required to get the flu shot every year because I am a nurse. Two years ago, I actually got Influenza B (likely from a patient) one month after I received the vaccine. I would not wish that on anyone!!!

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day says:

    This whole dish sounds incredible, Julie. We love Mediterranean food and the lamb sounds so perfect!

  • marla says:

    I have never had a pizza like this ~ so many of my favorite flavors!

  • Julia | says:

    I love lamb! The way you prepared it really appeals to me: with homemade hummus, spices, and toasted pine nuts on top. Pinned!

  • Lynna says:

    I`ve been making simple pizzas on naan bread (posted a recipe about it!) and I have been meaning to try pizzas on pita bread!

  • AnnellaW says:

    Made this for dinner tonight and we LOVED it. I swapped the lamb with turkey and it was still delicious. So much flavour with those spices and great textures. Will definitely be making this again and again. Thank you!

    • Julie says:

      This is such an underrated dish on my site – it’s one of my all time favorites because of the spices and flavors!! So glad you enjoyed it :)

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