Serve this garlic- and cumin-flavored ground lamb recipe as a topping for hummus, or double the serving size, add some pita and a side salad and you've got an easy and healthy weeknight dinner.

Michael Solomonov
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2015


Recipe Summary

45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add lamb; press and break into small chunks with a rubber spatula. Cook, stirring occasionally, until it starts to get dark brown and crispy, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low, add onion and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft but not colored, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in peas, orange zest and juice, cinnamon, salt and cumin; cook, stirring once or twice, until the liquid is evaporated, 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Serve garnished with pistachios and mint.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 11g 22% DV; carbohydrates 5.5g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.5g 6% DV; sugars 2g; fat 16.4g 25% DV; saturated fat 4.3g 22% DV; cholesterol 37.4mg 13% DV; vitamin a iu 208IU 4% DV; vitamin c 8.1mg 13% DV; folate 19.6mcg 5% DV; calcium 34.7mg 4% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 19.3mg 7% DV; potassium 235.6mg 7% DV; sodium 107.7mg 4% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV.