Quick and Easy

Lamb, Arugula, and Feta Taco

April 14, 2014

Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.

Today: Taco night gets some unexpected guests.

Lamb tacos from Food52

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Here in Dallas, there are various categories of tacos to be found. I tend to seek out the classic, authentic sort -- though on rare occasions, I crave those with a sense of humor. These tacos are a departure from what you would find at a taco stand; instead, they're charred tortillas folded around crispy, garlicky ground lamb and arugula leaves. The ingredients, however, mingle like new friends (even if unexpected ones). 

Lamb, Arugula and Feta Taco

Serves 4

Eight 6-inch corn tortillas
?1 tablespoon olive oil?
2 garlic cloves, chopped
?1 teaspoon ground coriander
?1/4 teaspoon cayenne?
1 pound ground lamb ?
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
?2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, plus wedges for serving if desired?
1/2 cup crumbled feta ?
1 cup baby arugula

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.


As a freelance food writer and cook, I first wrote this style of recipe as a column on my blog, The Wright Recipes, as an excuse to cook good food for my friends in a quick and simple way. 

Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute™ Meals grew into a cookbook that was published by Workman in May 2013. The recipes found here are original, made especially for Food52 to once again celebrate simple food with friends.

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Before her diagnosis, Caroline wrote a book on cakes called Cake Magic!. She started developing a birthday cake using her gluten-free mix found in that book. Check out other recipes she’s developing for her new life—and the stories behind them—on her blog, The Wright Recipes. Her next book, Soup Club, is a collection of recipes she made for her underground soup club of vegan and grain-free soups she delivers every week to friends throughout Seattle's rainy winter.