Lamb Asada Tacos with Cucumber Salsa

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Lamb Asada Tacos with Cucumber Salsa

June 24, 2015
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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Lamb Asada Tacos with Cucumber Salsa

Grilled Lamb Asada Tacos Recipe

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?

Grilled Lamb Asada Tacos Recipe

Grilled Lamb Asada Tacos Recipe

I used a lamb shoulder chop from Superior Farms found at my local grocery store and it worked beautifully to achieve the ‘asada’ cut for the tacos.  Grilling only takes a few minutes per side over super hot coals or gas grill.  The shoulder is easy to cut against the grain into strips that are tender and the perfect size for these tacos.  

Find where to buy lamb in California HERE

Grilled Lamb Asada Tacos Recipe

Yum!  

Let’s build one…

Grilled Lamb Asada Tacos Recipe

Grab a warmed flour tortilla (you could also use a pita) and spread with the cucumber spread (see below for recipe)

Grilled Lamb Asada Tacos Recipe

Top with the tasty, grilled lamb

Follow with crumbled feta (or monterey jack would be equally good)

And finish with the fresh cucumber dill salsa

Grilled Lamb Asada Tacos Recipe

Serve with lime wedges on the side and enjoy!

Grilled Lamb Asada Tacos Recipe

Happy grilling this summer… let us know if you make them.  We’d love to hear how you liked them!

Grilled Lamb Asada Tacos Recipe

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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