Lamb With Lentils, Feta & Mint
Lentils are a useful (and filling) way to help balance the proportions of meat to non-meat on your plate. This lamb recipe uses the robust flavours of sweet roasted cherry tomatoes and salty feta and olives to make every mouthful exciting.
- 250g punnet cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
- 1/2 cup (80g) kalamata olives, chopped
- 2 x 200g lamb backstraps, trimmed
- 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
- 400g can lentils, rinsed, drained
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 150g reduced-fat feta, crumbled
- 1 teaspoon dried mint
- 2 tablespoons mint leaves
Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Preheat the oven to 200C.
Toss tomatoes in 2 teaspoons oil, season and place on a baking tray. Roast for 15 minutes until soft, adding olives for final 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, rub lamb with rosemary and 2 teaspoons oil. Season, then cook in a frypan over medium-high heat for 4 minutes or until browned. Turn and cook for a further 3 minutes for medium-rare, or until done to your liking.
Rest the lamb, covered loosely in foil, while you warm lentils in a small pan of simmering water for 5 minutes. Drain lentils and toss with lemon juice and remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Season.
To serve, scatter lentils on plates, top with slices of lamb and scatter with feta, tomatoes, olives and dried and fresh mint.
Taste. (2012) Lamb with lentils, feta and mint, http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/30879/lamb+with+lentils+feta+and+mint?ref=collections,lamb-recipes. [03 Sept 2014].