These Middle Eastern Lettuce Wraps are Whole30 compliant, low carb and gluten free.
Middle Eastern Lettuce Wraps {Whole30}
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
These Lettuce Wraps have all the spices and flavors of the Middle East. They are also Whole30 compliant, gluten free and low-carb! Lamb is traditional, but ground beef or turkey would be a fine substitute!
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 4
Author: Cynthia McCloud Woodman
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions chopped, about 3 cups
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over a medium heat.
  2. Add onions and cook 2-3 minutes. Add garlic, lamb, and spices. Continuing stirring, breaking up lamb, and cook another 5-7 minutes, or until lamb is nearly done.
  3. Drain excess fat, if any, add water and continue cooking until water is evaporated and lamb is cooked through, about 4 or 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in toasted pine nuts and check for seasoning.
  5. Serve in lettuce wraps with fresh mint leaves, chopped tomatoes, sliced onions and olives.