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Gluten Free Lamb & Quinoa Salad

Quinoa, my favourite, most versatile gluten free grain, it can practically be served with anything, sweet or savoury. In this dish we use the naturally gluten free grain in a salad served with lean lamb steaks. A speedy summer dish great as a quick throw together dish, why not do the lamb on the BBQ!

Added 22nd July 2016
Updated 1 week ago
Recipe by Alison Wheatley

This recipe is...

  • High Fibre High Fibre
  • High Protein High Protein
  • Low Sugar Low Sugar
  • Slimming World Friendly Slimming World Friendly

Ingredients

80g quinoa
Juice of 1 lime
2tsp honey
1/2tsp olive oil
1/2tsp mint
1/2tsp parsley
1tsp coriander
Quarter of a cucumber
8-9 cherry tomatoes
2 lamb steaks
Sprinkle of paprika
1tbsp ground peppercorns
  • Preparation Time: 5 Mins
  • Cooking Time: 20 Mins
  • This recipe makes 2 servings

This recipe is free from...

Celery
Crustaceans
Dairy
Egg
Fish
Gluten
Lupin
Molluscs
Mustard
Peanuts
Sesame
Soya
Sulphites
Tree Nuts

Method

1. Place the quinoa in a pan of cold water and place on the hob over a medium heat. Allow to cook for around 15 mins until done (the quinoa is cooked when it has popped).

2. While waiting for the quinoa, place the lime juice, honey, oil, mint, parsley and coriander (you can use dried of fresh herbs) in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.

3. Prepare the cucumber by cutting into chunks and chop the cherry tomatoes in half, also set aside to go in with the quinoa later.

4. Prepare the lamb by rubbing the peppercorns and paprika on both sides of the steaks then pop in a frying pan with a little oil and fry for 3-4 mins on each side or a bit longer if you prefer it more well done.

5. When the quinoa is cooked, drain off the water and allow to cool for a few minutes, somewhat like couscous, quinoa doesn't take long to cool. Once cooled a bit, place in the bowl with herb mixture and stir well to coat the quinoa, add in the cucumber and tomatoes and spoon out onto plates. By now you should have a warm if not fully cold quinoa salad.

6. Once the lamb is cooked to your satisfaction serve up with the quinoa salad.

Nutritional Information (Per serving)

Calories Carbs Fibre Fat Sugar Protein
531 42g 5g 22g 9g 43g

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