Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mediterranean Pitas

Pitas are the perfect way to serve a sandwich.  The "built in" pockets allow for some interesting combinations.  I'll be using these more in the future as well as maybe making them from scratch.  For the following combo I made minted lamb patties first and garnished with a bit of balsamic, goat cheese and avocado.  The choices are endless.  Olives would have gone nicely in these as well. 

For the lamb patties:

1 lb ground lamb

1 clove minced garlic

2 Tbsp chopped onion

1 Tbsp egg substitute (or use 1 egg white)

1 handful chopped mint

1 handful chopped basil

Mix the above well and make patties.  Cook on a grill or in a skillet until done.  Have on hand the garnishes you prefer.  I broke apart the lamb patties to stuff them into the "pockets" better.  For mine, I assembled the pitas with chopped lettuce, goat cheese, avocado, and  thinly sliced cucumbers that were marinated in balsamic dressing.  Roasted red pepper hummus would have been good inside; maybe next time! 

If you don't like lamb, try them with ground chicken or turkey!  Be creative in the kitchen...

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