Lamb cutlets served alongside a bowl of garlic bread salad

Lamb & garlic bread salad

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Try these tasty lamb cutlets served with a vibrant salad of garlic bread, mint, charred cucumber and tomato. It's an easy midweek meal or an al fresco lunch

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal658
  • fat49g
  • saturates20g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre3g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • small pack mint, finely chopped
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 8 lamb cutlets
  • 1 cook-at-home garlic baguette (170g)
  • 300g medium tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 large cucumber, cut into large chunks
  • small pack parsley, roughly chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 1 tsp honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix half the mint with 1 tbsp oil, the lemon zest and a large pinch of salt and black pepper, then rub the mixture all over the lamb cutlets.

  2. Bake the garlic bread for 15 mins, then allow to cool a little. Tear into chunks and return to the oven for 5 mins to dry out.

  3. Meanwhile, put a griddle pan or large frying pan over a high heat and, once very hot, cook the lamb for 2-3 mins each side or until nicely seared outside but still pink in the middle. (You may have to do this in two batches.) Set aside to rest while you make the salad.

  4. Put the tomatoes and cucumber in the same hot pan and cook for 2 mins or until a little charred – you will need to do this in batches. Tip into a large bowl and add the
    toasted bread, remaining mint and the parsley.

  5. Mix the lemon juice with the remaining olive oil and the honey, then season. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently so the tomatoes don’t break up too much. Serve the warm salad alongside the lamb cutlets.

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