Mediterranean Style Lamb Salad

I love this salad as it is so quick & easy to put together.  The ingredients are very informal and anything you have in the cupboards or fridge can be added in. Chickpeas or lentils are a good addition as are roasted pumpkin or sweet potato. Try topping it with fried Haloumi cheese for a more substantial meal – the choices are limitless…  Vegetarians – just omit the lamb…

Lamb Salad

Ingredients:

Lamb fillets

Mediterranean style rub*

Baby spinach leaves

Cucumber

Sundried Tomatoes chopped

Red onion sliced thinly

Toasted pine nuts

Kalamata Olives

Persian Feta

Tzatziki dressing*

*Mediterranean Style Rub

4 tablespoons dried oregano

2 tablespoons dry mustard

2 tablespoons ground coriander

1 tablespoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon dried sage

Good pinch of salt

Mix together and rub onto fillets pressing the herbs onto the meat.

*Tzatziki Dressing:

1 cup of Greek yoghurt

1 clove of garlic chopped

½ continental cucumber seeded and chopped

1 tablespoon fresh mint

1 teaspoon olive oil

Salt & pepper to taste

Place all of the ingredients in a food processer and whiz until blended

Keep in fridge until required.

Method:

Prepare your salad on each plate using all the salad ingredients except the feta and dressing

Heat a non-stick pan and add a small amount of olive oil or spray

When very hot quickly sear your lamb fillets for a few minutes on each side depending on how rare you like them

Remove from pan and let rest for a few minutes

Slice the fillets diagonally across the grain and arrange on top of the salad

Sprinkle generously with feta and drizzle with tzatziki dressing

 

Bon Appetit!   🙂

 

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