Lamb Salad with Cauliflower, Carrot and Quinoa

Lamb Salad with Cauliflower, Carrot and Quinoa

Lamb Salad with Cauliflower, Carrot and Quinoa

This recipe proves that healthy doesn't need to be boring. Your guests will be demanding more after this winning summer salad.

There's nothing better than a delicious, juicy steak fresh off the BBQ. This spring, make lamb steaks your go-to; the tender and flavoursome meat will be the hero your next meal and every one after.

Available in a variety of cuts including leg and rump, lamb steaks are perfect for the BBQ, pan-frying or stir-frying.

The versatility of this cut makes it the best choice for a range of recipes – from your simple BBQ grill to gourmet crowd-pleasers. Australian Lamb has created five recipes to tickle your tastebuds including Greek lamb and feta tacos, Mongolian lamb bao and Chilean marinated lamb that are guaranteed to satisfy at any meal occasion, big or small.

Serves: 4
Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes


4 lamb leg steaks
1/2 small cauliflower, cut into small florets
Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
2 carrots, halved and coarsely chopped
1 cup quinoa
80g Greek feta
1 cup baby spinach
3/4 cup coarsely torn mint
3/4 cup coarsely torn flat-leaf parsley
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground chilli
1/4 Spanish onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped


Preheat oven to 200°C. Toss cauliflower, half the lemon rind and about 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil in a roasting pan lined with baking paper, season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. In a separate roasting pan repeat with carrot, remaining rind and 1 tbsp of olive oil, season to taste with salt and pepper. Roast both for about 25 minutes until tender and cauliflower is browned at the edges.
Rinse quinoa under cold running water, then cook in a saucepan of boiling water for about 10 minutes until tender, drain well and transfer to a bowl.
Combine the cumin, ground coriander and ground chilli with a pinch of salt, then use to season the lamb steaks. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat, drizzle lamb steaks with a little extra olive oil, add to pan and cook, turning once, until browned on each side and cooked to your liking (3 minutes each side for medium, 2 1/2 minutes each side for medium-rare). Transfer to a plate, cover loosely with foil and set aside to rest for 5 minutes, then thickly slice.
Meanwhile, combine onion, garlic and lemon juice in a bowl and set aside for garlic to soften (approx. 1 minute), then season to taste with salt, pepper and extra-virgin olive oil. While the lamb rests, add the warm roast vegies to the quinoa crumble over the feta, drizzle with a little dressing to taste, toss to combine then toss in baby spinach and herbs. Serve the lamb piled on top of the salad and drizzle with extra dressing.

A mini lamb roast would also work well in this salad – bring to room temperature and simply rub with the spices, drizzle with olive oil and roast at 220°C for 20-25 minutes for medium-rare, 25-30 minutes for medium. Make sure it's well-rested before slicing
You can use any colour or colour mixture of quinoa, so choose what you like!

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