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Protein-Packed Lamb Burger Pitas

Protein-Packed Lamb Burger Pitas


  • 2 pounds lean ground lamb
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (or use 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 6 1 ounces mini whole wheat pitas, cut in half
  • 3 cups baby arugula (or use baby spinach)


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Combine ground lamb, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; shape mixture into 12 (1/4-inch-thick) patties.
  2. Grill patties, covered with grill lid, 2 to 3 minutes per side or until no longer pink; keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, capers, mint, and lemon rind in a small bowl.
  4. Divide patties among pita halves; fill pitas with arugula and mint-caper mayonnaise.


  • Recipe provided by Jessica Cox, Culinary Nutritionist at eMeals

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 330 kcal cal., 13 g fat (3.5 g sat. fat), 17 g carb., 3 g fiber, 35 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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