This delicious Slimming World’s minted lamb couscous salad is a hearty lunch or filling dinner. Tender lean lamb, crunchy red peppers and softly cooked couscous make a delightful combination. This recipe is a great way to using up leftovers – leftover veggies or meat, and is the perfect packed lunch that will keep you fuller for longer thanks the protein packed lamb.
200g lean lamb leg steak, visible fat removed
1 courgette, diced
1 red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into small pieces
1 red onion, cut into 6 wedges
Low calorie cooking spray
150g dried couscous
Small handful of finely chopped fresh mint
For the marinade:
3tbsp lemon juice
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1tsp ground cumin
1tsp ground cinnamon
2tbsp balsamic vinegar
2tbsp tomato purée
Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6.
Put all the marinade ingredients in a large bowl and mix together.
Add the lamb, courgette, peppers and red onion to the marinade and stir to coat well. Tip everything into a roasting tin, spray with low calorie cooking spray and roast for 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, put the couscous in a heatproof bowl and pour over enough boiling water to just cover. Set aside, covered, for about 10 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the grains are tender. Run a fork through the couscous to fluff up the grains.
Set the lamb aside to rest for 10 minutes then roughly chop and fold into the couscous with the roasted vegetables.
Scatter over the mint.
Eat some straight away or cool and keep in the fridge for up to 2 days. This salad is great eaten cold or thoroughly reheated in a microwave.
Recipe taken from Slimming World’s Little Book of Light Bites, available in all Slimming World groups priced £3.95/€5.95. For more delicious recipes or to find your nearest Slimming World group visit www.slimmingworld.com. Photos: Slimming World’s Little Book of Light Bites/Gareth Morgans.