Greek Lamb Tacos with Tzatziki Sauce
These Greek Lamb Tacos come together in only 30 minutes and are packed full of Mediterranean flavor! Topped with homemade tzatziki sauce and fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and feta cheese.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 large tacos
- Category: Tacos
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Greek
For the Lamb:
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves, chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried)
- 1 lb. ground lamb
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
For the Tzatziki Sauce:
- 1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and grated
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (more if needed)
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (from about 1/2 of a small lemon)
For the Tacos:
- 4 Mission® Super Soft Flour Tortillas, warmed
- 1/2 cucumber, diced
- 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
- To cook the lamb: Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet and cook the onion over medium-high heat until softened and beginning to brown (about 2 minutes). Add the garlic and oregano and sauté until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add the lamb and cook completely, breaking it up as you go (about 5 minutes). Season with 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper.
- To make the Tzatziki Sauce: Squeeze as much water out of the cucumber as possible using a clean kitchen towel (see notes). In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 minced small clove of garlic, dill, and lemon juice. Add the cucumbers and stir.
- To assemble the tacos: Spread 1/4 cup of the tzatziki sauce on each tortilla, followed by 1/4 of the lamb mixture, and the diced cucumber, fresh tomatoes, and red onion divided evenly. Finish with 1 oz. of crumbled feta on each taco.
- Serve immediately, wrapped in foil or held together with a toothpick if desired.
- You can read my full recipe for Tzatziki Sauce, which explains how to very effectively get all the water out of the cucumbers (but squeezing it out for the purposes of this recipe is fine).
- Ground beef can be used as an alternative to ground lamb, if you can’t find any or if you are looking for a more budget-friendly option.
- I do my best to provide accurate nutrition information for my recipes, but I am not a nutritionist. The provided nutrition information is my best estimate. It does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.
- Serving Size: 1 taco
- Calories: 622
- Sugar: 13 g
- Sodium: 1277 mg
- Fat: 31.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 12.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 42 g
- Fiber: 3.7 g
- Protein: 437 g
- Cholesterol: 132 mg
Keywords: Mediterranean, Greek, Tacos, Lamb, Tzatziki