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Grilled Pizza with Spiced Lamb, Feta & Arugula

by in Jul 2010
Grilled Pizza with Spiced Lamb, Feta & Arugula
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  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound ground lamb
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pizza Dough (see recipe below)
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese


In a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and cook lamb, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon. With a slotted spoon, remove lamb to a plate to cool. Wipe the pan clean.

Over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan and cook onion and garlic gently until softened and translucent. Add cumin and oregano and stir well. Cook just 1 minute to release fragrance. Remove from heat and let cool. Add lamb and mix well.

In a medium-size bowl, combine arugula, remaining olive oil, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Heat your grill to medium-high, and oil the grates lightly. Roll dough out as thinly as possible. Place dough on grates and cook about 1 minute, or until very lightly browned. Turn dough over and quickly sprinkle with lamb mixture and feta. Cover the grill with the lid. Let cook about 2 minutes and check; edges should be browned. Spoon arugula mixture over the top.

Pizza Dough


  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 2 teaspoons (1/4 ounce) fresh yeast
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-2/3 cups lukewarm water


In a standing mixer with dough hook, combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. With the motor running, gradually add oil and water. Knead on low speed until dough is firm and smooth, about 10 minutes.

Divide dough into four balls. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Place two balls on a sheet and cover with a damp towel. Let them rise in a warm spot until they have doubled in bulk, about 2 hours.
Updated Thursday, July 1st, 2010

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