Lamb lettuce wraps with a red pepper hummus sauce – a healthy, filling, and flavor-packed meal!

Lamb lettuce wraps with a red pepper hummus sauce - a healthy, filling, and flavor-packed meal! Get the easy and healthy meal on RachelCooks.com!

All I can think of to write for this post is “baaaaa.”

As in the noise a little lamb makes. Baaaaaa. I just lost 100 vegetarian followers, right?

Baaaaa. That’s all I have. My brain has been sucked out by an (adorable) little tantrum-throwing two-year-old and all I can think of is baaaaa.

Or, as one of her books writes it, “Baa-a-a.”

Which my husband reads “Baaaa, ahh, ahh” every time and it cracks me up every time. I’m laughing just typing it.

I think I need a vacation.

Lamb lettuce wraps with a red pepper hummus sauce - a healthy, filling, and flavor-packed meal! Get the easy and healthy meal on RachelCooks.com!

No really, I need a vacation.  Last night, I told my husband that there is no where else I’d rather be than staying home with my kids every day.

Except on a beach in Jamaica. (Kidding, of course.)

But then I thought, wait!!! I don’t want to be there either because I have a muffin top and stretch marks.

Enter, Lamb Lettuce Wraps.

Baaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Good for your waistline so you don’t end up looking like a sheep in a huge wool sweater because none of your skinny jeans fit you.

Lamb lettuce wraps with a red pepper hummus sauce - a healthy, filling, and flavor-packed meal! Get the easy and healthy meal on RachelCooks.com!

In all seriousness, these are super easy to make and a fun switch up from the typical Asian-inspired lettuce wrap. Which I also love! This lettuce wrap has amazingly bright flavors thanks to crisp veggies and fresh herbs. You’ll love them!

Lamb lettuce wraps with a red pepper hummus sauce - a healthy, filling, and flavor-packed meal! Get the easy and healthy meal on RachelCooks.com!

Lamb Lettuce Wraps with Red Pepper Hummus Sauce

Lamb lettuce wraps with a red pepper hummus sauce – a healthy, filling, and flavor-packed meal!

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 ounces lean ground lamb
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 cup chopped English cucumber
  • ½ cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup hummus
  • 1 roasted red pepper
  • 1 head Boston leaf lettuce
  • 4 tablespoons torn mint leaves for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, heat oil. Add onion, garlic, lamb, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Break up lamb and saute until cooked through (5-10 minutes). Drain grease from lamb.
  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine yogurt, hummus and red pepper and puree until smooth.
  3. Combine parsley, tomato and cucumber in a small bowl.
  4. Top each lettuce leaf with lamb, then the parsley/cucumber/tomato mixture, and then drizzle sauce over everything and garnish with mint and toasted pine nuts. (We did this family style, where everything was on the table and people could assemble their own lettuce wraps.)
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Verdict: Great flavors and doesn’t leave you feeling heavy and overly full.
Husband’s take: He LOVED these. He’s a big fan of lamb and even liked the sauce, for some reason I didn’t think he would. E chowed these down as well. She’s such a great eater and she had a blast trying to eat it as a wrap.
Changes I would make: None are necessary!
Difficulty: Easy

Lamb Lettuce Wraps - Nutrition Label

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.

PS: If you like lamb, try my lamb shanks. Fall off the bone perfection!

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Sorry. Couldn’t help myself.

Lamb lettuce wraps with a red pepper hummus sauce - a healthy, filling, and flavor-packed meal! Get the easy and healthy meal on RachelCooks.com!