Saturday, January 29, 2011

Greek-inspired lamb & feta salad

According to Calorie King this comes out at about 270cals each. I spread some home-made dukkah on the lamb before cooking, but just a smidgen - as it’s home-made I really can’t be bothered working out the calories for it so that is not included. I also just made it up with the salad veges I had on hand, so you could substitute, but the stuff I had on hand made me think 'Greek salad', hence the title.

Ingredients (serves 2):
200g lean lamb leg steaks
olive oil spray
half (90g) a large pack mixed leaf salad
1 lebanese cucumber, sliced in semi-circles
1/2 a yellow capsicum, sliced
a small amount red onion, diced
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
handful snow pea sprouts
60g reduced-fat feta cheese
juice of approx half a lemon
1 tbsp white wine vinegar

Cook the lamb, either grill, or use an olive oil spray and cook in a non-stick frypan or chargrill pan, cook to taste (I did 3-4 mins each side) and rest.
Meanwhile, combine all the salad veges in a large bowl, crumble the feta over the top. Shake/mix lemon juice & vinegar together and dress the salad just before serving.

This felt really indulgent and even my partner really liked it (he usually wants everything to come with pasta, rice or potato). I didn’t measure my ingredients exactly (except the meat and cheese) so please give me feedback on the quantities I’ve written, if you try it. You could easily add more salad veges without upping the calorie count much.

And, like any salad, so quick!

1 comment:

  1. This recipe looks awesome! Looking forward to following your progress :)