For Salad, drain raisins and combine with other ingredients, except vinaigrette, in large bowl; cover and chill. Meanwhile, combine ingredients for Sauce in small saucepan and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Set aside.

For Lamb Patties, preheat oven to 350°F. In large heavy, nonreactive, ovenproof skillet, heat oil and sauté garlic for 1 minute. Add marjoram and set aside to cool. Meanwhile, measure natural raisins and water into bowl of food processor with steel blade, and process until coarsely chopped. Transfer to 3-quart mixing bowl; add lamb and cooled garlic mixture, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined, and divide into 8 small oval patties. Reheat large skillet and spray with cooking spray, if needed; cook patties about 3 minutes on each side. Divide and spoon about 2 tablespoons sauce onto each patty, and finish in oven at 350°F for 4 to 5 minutes.

To serve, pour vinaigrette over salad and toss to coat well. Arrange flatbreads on 8 individual serving plates or a large platter. Top each flatbread with lamb patty; divide and spoon salad on top along with lemon wedge on the side. Serve immediately.

Ingredients

Greek Villager Salad

  • 1/2 Cup California golden raisins, plumped in sherry
  • 2 Cups baby arugula
  • 1 Cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1 Cup peeled and diced seedless cucumber
  • 1 Cup grape tomato halves
  • 1 Cup pitted kalamata olive halves
  • 1 Cup matchstick-size strips of red onion
  • 1/2 Cup fresh mint, cut in thin strips
  • 1/2 Cup roughly chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 Cup prepared red wine vinaigrette

Procedure

Sauce

  • 1 Cup tomato purée
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon honey

Lamb Patties

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon crumbled marjoram leaf
  • 1 Cup California natural raisins
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 11/2 Pounds ground lamb
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper; to taste
  • 8 flatbreads (4-inch rounds)
  • 1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 550 (Calories from Fat 48%); Total Fat 29 ( Saturated Fat 12; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 80; Sodium 780; Potassium 692; Total Carbohydrate 50; Dietary Fiber 4; Sugars 28; Protein 22; Calcium 182; Iron 4;

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