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Char-grilled Lamb and Pomegranate Salad

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Serves 4

Lean lamb backstraps marinated in pomegranate molasses and garlic, char-grilled and serves on a pomegranate and couscous salad.

Per serve: 1584.2kj (377.2 cal); 10g total fat (2.8 saturated fat); 3g fibre


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You’ll need

500gms lamb backstraps
1½ tbsp pomegranate molasses*
1 garlic clove, minced
1½ tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp finely chopped rosemary
1 cup couscous
1 cup chicken stock
4 cups mixed lettuce leaves
1 cup mint leaves
Seeds from 1 pomegranate
½-1 red onion, finely sliced
Olive oil spray

Dressing
1½ tbsp olive oil
1½ tbsp lemon juice
1½ tbsp honey
Pinch salt

*Pomegranate Molasses is available from most delicatessens and specialty food shops. If you can’t find it but desperately need to have it, you can make it. Or if you really can’t be bothered, just use a mixture of equal parts honey and lemon. It won’t be pomegranatey (is that a word?) but it will give you that lovely sweet/tart taste.

Let’s go

Combine pomegranate molasses, garlic, soy sauce and rosemary together and pour over lamb. It would be great to marinate this for an hour or so, but if you haven’t got time just let it sit for 15 minutes while you get yourself organised.

Combine dressing ingredients in a jar, give it a good shake and set aside until you need it. Combine couscous with boiling stock in a bowl and place a lid over it (a plate is always good for this) for 2-3 minutes. Heat a grill pan on medium-high and lightly spray lamb with oil. Chargrill the lamb for 1½ minutes on each side and let rest on a warm plate or board for 5 minutes (this is for rare so if you like your lamb cooked a little more, add on an extra 30 seconds to a minute but no more). While lamb is resting, fluff the couscous with a fork, toss through the salad ingredients and divide among 4 plates or bowls. Slice the lamb thinly and place on the plates. Pour over salad dressing.

Why it’s good for you
This salad has all the flavour and very little added fat. Lean lamb is a fantastic source of iron. Couple that with It’s tangy and sweet and oh so delicious.
Per serve: 1584.2kj (377.2 cal); 10g total fat (2.8 saturated fat); 3g fibre

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