April’s Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge was to make a sandwich using the letters BLT…not the norm; bacon, lettuce and tomato.  I decided on going Mediterranean and letting my guest build their own.


This was a fun challenge and I was able to use so many fresh ingredients.

Marinated lamb overnight with yogurt, oregano, red pepper, nutmeg, garlic, cinnamon, mint, salt /pepper, then grilled.


For tabbouleh:


I used equal parts of parsley and mint, 1/3 cup bulgur wheat, tomatoes, cucumbers, scallions, lemon juice,virgin olive oil and my touch, fresh herbs.




Buttermilk-tahini dressing adapted from Kalyn’s Kitchen.


Husband and friend, Ines approved.


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  1. No soy amante al cordero pero esta receta se ve esprctacular. Creo que le daré otra opprtunidad al cordero preparando esta receta!!!

  2. YUM YUM YUM i love Middle Eastern food, this looks so fresh and colourful and gorgeous! And MAN, could I go for a little lamby sammie just about now! I too make a tahini dressing but I use yogurt and lemon! Well done Mizz Norma!

  3. I have been stumped on this one. I must say you knocked it out of the park. A lot of the combos I thought of made me sick and I’ve been struggling. This is not my favorite challenge, but now you are inspiring me. I might think about your sandwich all week long

  4. Val Harrison says:

    With the warm weather it reminds me that tabboulleh is my favourite salad for picnics. Love you version of BLT.

  5. Inesita says:

    I definitely approve. The Lamb was tender, juicy, crispy & flavorful. The tabbouleh was very refreshing, the flavors of mint & parsley gave it a kick along with the Tahini sauce. A summer dish. Good thing Phil arrived when he did, I almost ate it all……F A B U L O S O!!!!

  6. A fantastic meal! So fresh and flavourful.

  7. It looks amazing, Norma! I love the combination of those ingredients! Great flavors!

  8. I want!
    Norma, that is the freshest-looking tabbouleh I think I’ve ever seen. Amazing! Nicely done.

  9. That tabbouleh looks superb. I love the colours – you’re such a whiz with salads. And meats. And everything else. Looking forward to the summer. I have to ring you soon. Lots of love dearie

  10. Now you have touched my heart. All my favorites in one glorious display. Love, love this!

  11. tonya says:

    Looks absolutely delicious! I love the challenge idea too, what fun! Beautiful photos and I cant wait to see the photos of your neighborhood flowers!

  12. Fun use of Middle Eastern flavors here – this looks delicious!

  13. As usual, another amazing post with savory recipes! I love lamb gyros and this presentation with fresh tahini and tabbouleh is a winner! Thank you Norma!

  14. Nydia says:

    Norma, this idea is great, I can imagine eating eat on a Sunday lunch…!!!

  15. Joan Nova says:

    Great post! I love your interpretation of BLT and the way you presented it. Way to go!

  16. Norma, I just ordered my first half of fresh organic lamb-to be ready in six weeks. I’ve bookmarked this recipe and simply can’t wait to try. The flavors are bursting off the photos.

  17. Victoria says:

    I love that you went Mediterranean with this challenge! I also love the build-your-own concept. Definitely an awesome twist on a BLT 🙂

  18. Although BLT is one of my favorites, I could definitely change my mind with this baby. HOw I love the lamb and vegetable salad combination. It is a brilliant twist on a classic… love what you did.

  19. looks so fun and vibrant and delicious! what a great BLT!

  20. Trix says:

    I love the flavor profile you chose – beautiful!

  21. Oh my, lamb and tabbouleh! Interesting tahini too. Would love to try.

  22. Shannon says:

    this sounds absolutely wonderful! i’ve been meaning to try my hand at lamb, too, so this is making my mouth water 🙂

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