Minty lamb with warm veg salad

Minty lamb with warm veg salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Pair lamb with homemade mint sauce for a bit of zing - or make it veggie and use halloumi instead

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal398
  • fat17g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre0g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.51g


  • 3 carrots, peeled, cut into sticks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 3 medium parsnips, peeled, cut into sticks



    The fact that the parsnip is a member of the carrot family comes as no surprise – it looks…

  • 2 red onions, peeled, cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

  • 3 large cooked beetroot, cut into wedges



    A favourite in 1970s British salads (cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a root…

  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 4 lamb chops, trimmed
  • small bunch mint, roughly chopped



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


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Mix together the carrots, parsnips and onions in a roasting tin with 1 tbsp oil, then roast for 15 mins. Toss in the beetroot, drizzle with 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, then roast for 15 mins more until just tender.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick frying pan. Fry the chops for 6-8 mins, turning halfway, until cooked to your liking. Whizz half the mint in a small food processor with the remaining vinegar and oil, then season. Add a little water if the mixture is a bit thick. Toss the remaining mint with the roasted veg, then season and serve alongside the chops, drizzled with mint sauce.

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8th Sep, 2016
Tried this with halloumi which we love. I'm afraid that I wasn't too keen, although there wasn't any one thing I can put my finger on. I think I'll try Mediterranean oven roasted vegetables with balsamic , halloumi and miss out the mint and rocket.
14th Mar, 2013
Even a fussy boyfriend who doesn't like vegetables wolfed this down. Very tasty and an easy meal to make afterwork a long day at work.
4th Oct, 2010
Really yummy and so simple. Will definitely make again. Lovely for a mid week meal.
12th Dec, 2008
Very tasty and very easy to make. A really good dish.
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