These should actually be more accurately called lamb meatball pit-zas! This is another case of bringing together two cuisines into one yummy dinner. I love this one because it’s a nod to both my Italian and Lebanese influences. The spiced lamb, hummus and yogurt sauce all remind me so much of meals made by the lovely Jeanie, while the meatball and pizza concept made up the heart of every single dinner at Lulu’s house. These lamb meatball pitas beautifully and deliciously get to the core of what this blog is all about!
I used roasted red pepper hummus that I bought as the “red sauce” spread out on each toasty pita bread. Then I built them from there with the yogurt sauce, meatball pieces, sliced red onion and baby spinach. They were so full of vibrant colors and huge flavor! I liked to just fold up the pita in half and eat it like a big, gooey, messy slice of NYC style pizza or big gyro. These lamb meatball pitas were little delights of huge Middle Eastern flavors in an Italian package!