Lamb Asada Tacos with Cucumber Salsa

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Lamb Asada Tacos with Cucumber Salsa

June 24, 2015
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Lamb Asada Tacos with Cucumber Salsa

Two Grilled Lamb Asada Tacos

Grilled lamb? Say no more. 

 

These tacos are going to be your favorite meal to grill this summer. I gave the classic asada taco a unique and delicious twist using grilled lamb and a cucumber dill salsa. Makes the mouth water just saying those words together, doesn’t it?

Three Grilled Lamb Asada Tacos on a plate

Look here to find where to buy lamb in California. 

Uncooked Lamb Shoulder Chop

I used a lamb shoulder chop from Superior Farms found at my local grocery store; it worked beautifully to achieve the ‘asada’ cut for the tacos.

Grilling only takes a few minutes per side over super-hot coals or a gas grill. Cutting the shoulder against the grain is easy and makes for perfectly sized, tender strips for tacos.

Slicing cooked lamb shoulder chop

Let’s build one…

Warm tortilla with cucumber spread

To start, use a warmed flour tortilla, or a pita, and spread over the cucumber spread. See below for recipe.

Tortilla with cucumber spread topped with sliced lamb shoulder chop

Top with the tasty, grilled lamb.

Topped with feta cheese

After that, follow with crumbled feta. Monterrey jack cheese pairs great in this recipe, too. 

Taco topped with cucumber dill salsa

Finally, finish with the fresh cucumber dill salsa.

Taco complete with a lime served on the side

Serve with lime wedges on the side and enjoy!

Three Grilled Lamb Asada Tacos

Happy grilling!

Close-Up on Grilled Lamb Asada Taco

Let us know if you make these delicious tacos; we’d love to hear how you liked them!

Here’s the recipe…

Lamb Asada Tacos
Serves 3
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
28 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
28 min
Ingredients
  1. Lamb Shoulder Chop
  2. Flour Tortillas
  3. Crumbled feta
  4. Cucumber Spread (recipe below)
  5. Cucumber Salsa (recipe below)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your grill so the grate is very hot
  2. Season the shoulder with fresh ground pepper and sea salt on both sides
  3. Grill the lamb for 3-4 minutes on both sides
  4. Cut against the grain into thin strips
Warm the flour tortillas and layer as follows
  1. Place a tablespoon of cucumber spread in the middle of the tortilla
  2. Top with grilled lamb strips
  3. Sprinkle with cheese
  4. Finish with cucumber salsa
Notes
  1. Serve with lime wedges
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Cucumber Salsa
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cucumber, deseeded
  2. 1 large tomato
  3. 1/2 red onion
  4. 1 lemon
  5. 1 Tablespoon of fresh, chopped dill
  6. 1 Tablespoon chopped, fresh cilantro
  7. Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Chop the cucumber, tomato and onion into uniform sizes. Combine in a bowl
  2. Squeeze the lemon over all the veggies
  3. Add the dill and cilantro and stir to combine
  4. Add S&P to taste
  5. Refrigerate until ready to use
Notes
  1. Best if made a few hours before serving.
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Cucumber Spread
Serves 8
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Cucumber
  2. 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  3. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh mint (6-8 large leaves)
Instructions
  1. Grate the cucumber with a coarse cheese grater
  2. Strain the cucumber through to drain all the moisture out
  3. Place the yogurt in a bowl and add the garlic and mint. Stir to combine
  4. Add the drained cucumber and stir to combine
  5. Refrigerate until ready to use
Notes
  1. Best if made a few hours before use
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