Lamb, Kumara & Chickpea Salad

11 Sep 2018

Our Lamb, Kumara and Chickpea Salad is quick and easy with a zesty twist!

Here’s how to make it, thanks to Australian Woman’s Weekly!

Prep & cook time 30 minutes. Serves 4.

  • 2 medium kumara (orange sweet potato) (800g), chopped coarsely
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 400g (12½ ounces) lamb backstraps (eye of loin)
  • 400g (12½ ounces) canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
  • 1 small red onion (100g), sliced thinly
  • 150g (4½ ounces) baby spinach leaves
  • 100g (3 ounces) fetta, crumbled
  • lemon and cranberry vinaigrette
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
  • ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F.
  2. Combine kumara and oil in a large roasting pan; season. Roast for 15 minutes or until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, season lamb; cook on a heated oiled grill plate (or barbecue or grill) over medium-high heat, for 4 minutes each side or until cooked as desired. Remove from heat; cover, rest 5 minutes. Slice lamb thinly.
  4. Make lemon and cranberry vinaigrette.
  5. Place kumara in a large bowl with lamb, chickpeas, onion, spinach and vinaigrette; toss gently to combine. Serve salad sprinkled with fetta, lemon and cranberry vinaigrette Place ingredients in a screw-top jar; shake well. Season to taste.

Tips: Transport salad and dressing separately, in airtight containers; dress salad just before serving. Substitute the lamb with some shredded leftover roast or barbecued chicken or some quartered hard-boiled eggs.

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