Greek Lamb Crackslaw

Greek seasonings work their magic in this special crack slaw recipe, while the meat and veggies are sure to fill you up. This Greek lamb crackslaw makes a change from the Asian crackslaw recipes you might be more familiar with, but if you are looking for something different this recipe is ideal.

Ground lamb is used instead of another kind of ground meat, and it makes a great substitute because it is naturally quite fatty which means it comes out succulent and juicy.

Fantastic Flavors

The Greek flavors in this Greek lamb crackslaw recipe come from the addition of tomatoes, herbs and lemon juice. You can also add some black olives if you like. For the herbs, parsley, basil, oregano or mint would go well.

Personally I love mint with lamb, and I used it when making lamb burgers, but use what you have, like dried oregano or basil, or some minced fresh herbs if you wish. Stir these in right at the last moment because fresh herbs don’t need to be cooked and cooking them can strip them of their naturally subtle flavors.

How to Serve Greek Lamb Crackslaw

I like to serve this dish with some feta cheese cubes. You can get similar Greek-style cheese but for me nothing matches up to real feta, so I like to use that.

Add a dollop of plain Greek yogurt or sour cream if you like too, served on the side. That would also go very nicely with this dish. For the lowest carbs, use full-fat cream or yogurt.

I also like to garnish the Greek lamb crackslaw with some fresh mint leaves, although basil, parsley or cilantro will do instead if you want.

This is not a spicy dish, like most other crackslaw recipes, but if you want to add hot sauce to spice it up then go ahead.

This is not a true Greek recipe but a Greek-inspired one, so get as creative as you want with it, and enjoy the results. Low-carb eating can get tedious if you are eating the same foods day in and day out, so if you do fancy a change then you might like to consider some international cuisine, or at least something inspired by Mediterranean eating. You won’t regret making this. It’s yummy!

Greek Lamb Crackslaw
Juicy ground lamb combines with shredded veggies and Greek seasonings, so if you are in the mood for crackslaw but you don't fancy the Asian flavors, this one can be a wonderful low-carb substitute for the classic crackslaw recipe.
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Cuisine: Greek
Recipe type: Low Carb
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ chopped yellow onion
  • 7 oz shredded cabbage
  • 7 oz shredded carrot
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • Pinch of Splenda or other sweetener
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 5 minced fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes in juice, not drained
  • 10 halved pitted black olives (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Chunks of feta cheese, to serve (optional)
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground lamb in a skillet.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Remove the meat from the pan when cooked through, and sieve off the fat if you like.
  4. There will be quite a bit because lamb is fatty, but there are no carbs in it so leave the juices in the pan if you prefer a juicier result.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil and cook the onions, cabbage and carrot until they are as tender as you like.
  6. Stir in all the other ingredients except the cooked lamb.
  7. Cook for a couple of minutes, stirring all the time to combine the flavors.
  8. Add the ground lamb back in and stir well to mix.
  9. Taste again and season again if it needs it.
  10. Serve garnished with fresh herbs (optional) and perhaps some creamy feta cheese on the side.
Nutrition Information
Carbohydrates: 6g

 

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