Mini Pita Pockets with Tzatziki Sauce

August 2, 2012 by Kenmore

Tzatziki is a Greek yogurt sauce that pairs up perfectly with lamb and pita bread. This recipe provides an easy way to enjoy these flavors together.


preparation time
0 mins

cook time




3 pounds boneless leg of lamb

1 tablespoons kosher salt

0.25 cup olive oil

1.5 teaspoons kosher salt

1.25 cup Greek yogurt (can substitute plain yogurt; strain for 30 minutes)

2 cloves garlic minced

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoons lemon zest

1 tablespoons lemon juice


Prepare the Lamb

Trim lamb of excess fat and silver skin. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Transfer to a bowl, add salt and mix. Add olive oil and toss to coat.

Make Sauce

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Let sauce sit for 10 minutes to blend flavors. Transfer to a small serving bowl and garnish with dill sprig.


Cut pita rounds in half. Wrap in foil and warm in the oven for 10 minutes at 300 degrees.

Grill Lamb

Heat a stovetop ridged grill pan over medium heat. Once hot, spray or brush grill with canola oil. Grill lamb cubes on both sides until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a sheet pan and cover with foil to keep warm. (Optional: Broil for 5 minutes all at once in the oven.)


Put 1 piece of meat in each pita pocket. (Optional: Close pocket with a toothpick.) Transfer to a platter and serve immediately with the tzatziki sauce, topped with dill sprig garnish.


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