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Ground Lamb Tacos with Pineapple Salsa and Avocado Crema



  • 1 pound ground Choate Family Farms Lamb
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro minced

Taco Seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon adobo powder

Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 cup diced pineapple (1/4-inch dices)
  • 1/2 cup red onions (minced)
  • 1/3 cup cilantro (minced)
  • 1 jalapeño (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

Avocado Crema

  • 1 large avocado (peeled and pitted)
  • 1 large jalapeño (more or less to taste)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons water to thin out the sauce if you need to.

To assemble the Tacos

  • Tortillas corn, flour or hard shell
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges
  • Jalapeño slices
  • Chili flakes



  • Make the Lamb Taco meat: Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add in the onions and cook for about 2-3 minutes until soft and translucent.
  • To the onions, add in the lamb meat, the taco seasoning and garlic. Mix all together and cook over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes while mixing.
  • When the lamb is cooked through, add in the cilantro and turn off the heat.

To make the Pineapple Salsa:

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and adjust the seasoning.

For the Avocado Crema:

  • Add all ingredients in a bowl of a food processor and process until a smooth creamy sauce is formed.

To assemble the tacos:

  • Use your favorite type of tortilla, you may choose to char or not to.
  • Spread a layer of avocado cream at the bottom of the tortilla.
  • Top with a generous amount of taco meat.
  • Top with the pineapple salsa.
  • Add more taco meat, extra avocado crema, more cilantro, chili flakes, lime wedges and your favorite taco toppings. Enjoy right away!


Note: USDA recommends ground lamb reach an internal temperature of 160F.

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