Ready in about 1 hour, plus marinating
For the lamb skewers:
8 lean lamb leg steaks, cut into bite-size pieces, visible fat removed
100g fat-free natural Greek-style yogurt
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp each of ground cumin and ground cinnamon
2 garlic cloves, crushed
For the salad:
1 medium aubergine and 1 courgette, sliced into 1cm-thick rounds
Low-calorie cooking spray
200g dried giant couscous
1.5 litres hot vegetable stock
300g yellow cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
200g pomegranate seeds
Juice of 2 lemons
Small pack fresh mint, some whole sprigs and some leaves roughly chopped
50g reduced-fat feta, crumbled
1 Put the lamb in a mixing bowl with the yogurt, lime juice, cumin, cinnamon and garlic. Toss to combine, then season and leave to marinate in the fridge for 3-4 hours, or overnight if you can.
2 Preheat a non-stick griddle or frying pan to hot. Spray the aubergine and courgette with low-calorie cooking spray and cook in batches for 10-12 minutes, or until tender, turning halfway. Remove to a tray, cover with cling film and set aside to cool.
3 Boil the couscous in the stock for 8-10 minutes, or until tender. Drain well and transfer to a platter.
4 Preheat your grill to high. Thread the lamb onto 8 wooden skewers (soaked in water) or metal skewers and grill for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until just cooked through.
5 Add the aubergine, courgette, tomatoes, pomegranate seeds, lemon juice and half the chopped mint to the couscous. Season and toss to mix. Evenly scatter over the feta and top with the lamb skewers. Sprinkle with the remaining mint leaves and sprigs and divide between 4 plates.
Credits: slimmingworld magazine
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