2017-08-21
Lamb Quinoa Salad
larger imageMove mouse over the image to magnify

Lamb Quinoa Salad

(0 rating - rate this recipe)
<b>Prep:</b> 25 mins Prep: 25 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 12 mins Cook: 12 mins
Serves 4 Serves 4
email
Comment print

Ingredients

Lamb

  • 2-3 Quality Mark lamb rumps, trimmed of any silver skin
  • 2-3 teaspoons ground cumin

Dressing

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, extra virgin olive oil is good here

Quinoa salad

  • 1 cup white quinoa, well washed
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced and soaked in cold water for 10 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 2 Lebanese cucumber, finely sliced
  • 4 small radishes, cut in half
  • 1 red capsicum, cored, seeded and finely sliced
  • 2 handfuls watercress or baby spinach
  • 1 small handful mint leaves, torn
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses, optional

Method



Preheat the oven to 190°C. Heat a roasting dish in the oven.
 

Lamb

Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Rub lamb rumps with a little oil and the cumin. Season and place in the hot pan and brown on both sides. Transfer lamb to the hot roasting dish in the oven and cook for 10 minutes for pink lamb. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with salt and cover loosely with foil and a clean tea towel and leave to rest for 10 minutes.


Dressing

Finely grate the zest of the lemon, cover and set aside. Juice the lemon and place in a screw top jar with the garlic and olive oil. Season and shake well.
 

Quinoa salad

Place the quinoa in a heavy-based saucepan and pour in 2 cups cold water. Place on the heat, cover and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 18-20 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is light and fluffy.
 

To serve

Drain the red onion and pat dry with kitchen paper. Place in a large bowl and stir through the sumac. Add the quinoa and drizzle in the dressing. Mix with a fork, to keep the quinoa light and fluffy and add the cucumber, radishes, capsicum, watercress or spinach and mint leaves.

Place quinoa salad in 4 shallow serving bowls. Slice the lamb across the grain into thin slices and divide between the bowls. Drizzle with pomegranate molasses, if using and sprinkle over reserved lemon zest.
 
  • Suitable Cuts
  • Nutrition
  • Tips & Tricks

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 462g
Energy kJ (kcal) 2203 (526)
Protein (g) 39.7
Fat (g) 31.3
Saturated (g) 16.3
Carbohydrate (g) 20.9
Sugars (g) 7.9
Sodium (mg) 546
Iron (mg) 3.7
Zinc (mg) 6.9
Vitamin B12 (ug) 3.0
Vitamin D (ug) 0.85
Selenium (ug) 14.1

This dish provides a source of selenium, an essential mineral contributing to growth and development in children.
  • Lamb rumps vary in size. We cooked rumps that weighed about 200g each.
  • Lamb rumps provide an excellent source of iron, zinc, protein and vitamin B12 as well as being low in fat; a perfect nourishing all-rounder for the family.
  • Add in some crumbled feta to the salad.

You may also like these recipes...

Lebanese lamb pizza
Serves: 4-6
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Suitable Cuts: Beef or Lamb Mince
Char-grilled Lamb Rump with Tomato & Feta Salad
Serves: 4
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Suitable Cuts: Lamb rump, Lamb leg steaks, Lamb cutlets
Steak, Cheese & Onion Melts
Serves: 4
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Suitable Cuts: Sirloin Steak, Rump Steak, Lamb Leg Steaks
Mediterranean Leg of Lamb
Serves: 10
Prep: 20 mins + additional if browning first
Cook: 7 hours
Suitable Cuts: Lamb Leg, Carvery Leg

Comments & Reviews

There are: 0 reviews, with an average rating of out of 5
there is no salt in this recipe
Posted by ew 2018-04-03 14:12:20
 

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE REGULAR RECIPE INSPIRATION DIRECT TO YOUR EMAIL

 

BEEF + LAMB NEW ZEALAND

PO BOX 33 648
TAKAPUNA, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
facebook twitterpinterestinstagram