Mediterranean vegetables with lamb

Mediterranean vegetables with lamb

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(43 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
A one-pot packed with veg and tender lamb that will keep the whole family satisfied

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal192
  • fat9g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre4g
  • protein17g
  • salt0.25g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 250g lean lamb fillet, trimmed of any fat and thinly sliced



    A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender…

  • 140g shallot, halved



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 2 large courgettes, cut into chunks



    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • ½ tsp each ground cumin, paprika and ground coriander
  • 1 red, 1 orange and 1 green pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • handful coriander leaves, roughly chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan. Cook the lamb and shallots over a high heat for 2-3 mins until golden. Add the courgettes and stir-fry for 3-4 mins until beginning to soften.

  2. Add the spices and toss well, then add the peppers and garlic. Reduce the heat and cook over a moderate heat for 4-5 mins until they start to soften.

  3. Pour in the stock and stir to coat. Add the tomatoes, season, then cover with a lid and simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally until the veg are tender. Stir through the coriander to serve.

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23rd Feb, 2017
Have made this excellent recipe yet again. By now brimming with confidence, I decided to experiment with diced sweet potato added to the mix. Sadly this addition actually diminished and altered the final outcome from the tasty meal it is. So, my advice not add sweet potato to this recipe, stick close to the original and you will not go far wrong.
29th Sep, 2016
Very very tasty! Doubled up on all the spices and had to thicken the sauce at the end with some cornflour, also used lean lamb steaks as could not get fillet. Served with rice. Would defiantly recommend.
4th Apr, 2016
Oh my goodness! ... I'd rate this higher if I could! Easy, quick, and absolutely delicious. I'd eat it every night if I could. This served 3 of us (2 adults and a 17-y-o) with good substantial portions. Only difference I made was to add a tin of cherry tomatoes instead of fresh ones as I'd run out of fresh, and to add slightly more of each spice. Served with a Couscous recipe (that was listed as part of another meal), which I tweaked and was also really yummy.
6th Feb, 2016
Very easy and very tasty. However, I'd say it's for 2 not 4. Next time I'll be doubling everything
19th Aug, 2015
Have just made this again. I cant believe it has been 2 yrs since I first made it. I doubled the amount of lean lamb, used diced carrot in place of courgettes and included roast tomato paste. I served it with giant Mediteranian Couscous. It was fantastic, great colours and full of flavour. Just a note though. If there is any stock left in the pan DO NOT THROW IT AWAY. Use as Chefs treat, wonderful.
5th Jan, 2015
Lovely - I doubled the amount of spices listed, and also added chopped coriander stalks with the peppers to add a bit more flavour. I used lamb neck fillet so cooked for a bit longer. Really tasty for such a low cal dish.
11th Aug, 2014
I used harissa spice rather than the individual spices recommended in the recipe and added a tin of chopped toms towards the end of cooking. I also used somewhere closer to 350g of lamb and a touch more stock. Will cook again, nice simple recipe with plenty of flavour.
9th Nov, 2013
Needs more spices because it was fairly bland. Partly my own fault for not using better quality lamb
26th Oct, 2013
Lovely, I didn't have cherry tomatoes so used ordinary tomatoes cut into large chunks.
10th Sep, 2013
Me and my family really love this dish. It's easy to make and always tastes fantastic. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a nice mid week dinner alternative.


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