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Lamb And Quinoa Salad

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If you’re looking for a quick and simple meal to cook, this lamb and quinoa salad is it! Not to mention, it’s incredibly versatile and is suitable for every occasion and season. The best part? It’s gluten-free! Quinoa has been used for its nutritional benefits for generations, but it stands out from other grains because it contains all nine essential amino acids – the building blocks of protein. Keep reading for the full lamb and quinoa salad recipe…

💡 Quinoa is naturally gluten-free – perfect for those with coeliac disease. If gluten isn’t an issue, you can substitute quinoa with cous cous. Using lean cuts of lamb will provide biologically available (absorbed) protein (+ B12, iron & zinc) and minimal/no saturated fats.

🍽 1 serve | ⏱ 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup raw quinoa
  • 100 – 120g lamb fillet or steak
  • 1 – 1.5 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 red capsicum sliced
  • 1 bunch of mint leaves
  • 30-40g feta
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Cracked pepper

Serve with…

  • Lemon wedge

Method

  1. Cook quinoa as per packet instructions (this takes about 25 min)
  2. While quinoa is cooking combine all ingredients for the dressing and set aside
  3.  Heat oil and cook lamb on a grill pan (10 minutes for medium-rare)
  4. Cover & set aside to rest for 5 min, then slice
  5.  Combine all ingredients in a bowl and gently toss to mix
  6.  Serve with lemon wedges if desired

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