Lamb is an underutilized protein by keto enthusiasts, which is a shame because it’s a healthy, tasty meat that’s packed full of vitamins and minerals. Grass-finished lamb, in particular, is among the most healthy and satisfying meats out there. However, most people who do try and integrate lamb into a keto diet realize quickly that a lot of famous lamb dishes (we’re looking at you gyro) aren’t exactly keto friendly. That’s why we’ve compiled a few possible preparations for your keto summer fun so you can start enjoying grass-finished lamb.
1. Citrus Lamb Lettuce Wraps
Grill up some juicy strips of grass-finished lamb with just a little salt and pepper, top with lemon juice, and load into baby bibb lettuce leaves. Garnish with crushed peanuts, basil, and chiles for a fragrant Thai flair.
2. Cool Tzatziki Lamb Salad
Got leftover lamb from yesterday’s meal? Just add plain yogurt, mint leaves, chopped onion, cucumber, and a handful of chickpeas for a healthy protein packed power bowl of Mediterranean flavor. Add lemon juice to taste.
3. Italian Inspired Lamb Meatballs
These snackable meatballs are a great appetizer for any occasion. Just mix ground grass-finished lamb with basil, oregano, and a little Pecorino Romano cheese and roast them on a gentle heat. Serve with a side of marinara sauce for a treat that everyone will love!
4. Smokey Lamb Shank
If you’ve got some time on your hands, you’re going to want to try this one! Heavily season some lamb shank with cayenne, pepper, salt, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, and some fresh ground coffee (seriously), and put on low heat on a charcoal grill, moving often, until fork tender. How’s that for some impromptu barbecue?
5. Zesty Lamb Chops
Grill up some lamb chops that you’ve seasoned with salt and pepper and top with a fragrant and delicious gremolata. Just mix chopped parsley, anchovy, garlic, and lemon zest with a healthy glug of olive oil and dip those delicious lamb chops into this heavenly sauce. You can add capers if you want a little extra zing!
What’s even better than making these delicious dishes with lamb? Making them with Rafter W Ranch Grass-finished lamb. When you’re making dishes that are simple and fresh, the quality of the ingredients really does matter, and Rafter’s lamb is top of the line. Fed with grass on our picturesque Colorado ranch, We feel that Rafter W Ranch lamb is the best money can buy. Our fresh, flavorful American lamb takes all of these dishes from fun summer snacks to a culinary experience… you won’t be able to contain your excitement!