Lamb Pasta Salad with Lemon and Garlic …

Lamb Pasta Salad with Lemon and Garlic

If I had to nominate my favourite meat it would hands down be lamb … so I’m always looking for creative ways to serve it. Last night I created this simple salad that was light, fresh, loaded with veggies and absolutely delicious!

This dish is perfect for dinner but I think it would also make a fabulous dish to serve on Christmas Day. Did I also mention it was quick and easy … let me know what you think!

Lamb Pasta Salad with Lemon and Garlic …
Ingredients …
  • 2 -3 cups pumpkin, cut in small chunks
  • 1 medium Spanish onion, peeled and chopped into large pieces
  • ½ yellow capsicum, chopped into small chunks
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped into small chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups dried pasta (I used spirals)
  • 600 – 700g lamb leg steaks
  • 12 large snow peas, topped and tailed and cut in half diagonally
  • 250g punnet red cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 small cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander, roughly chopped
Method …
  1. Preheat oven to 200C.
  2. Place pumpkin, Spanish onion, capsicum, zucchini and olive oil in a roasting dish. Season with salt and toss. Bake in the oven for approximately 20 – 25 minutes.
  3. Cook pasta in a pot of boiling water until al dente. Remove from stove, drain and place in the bottom of a large serving bowl.
  4. While the pasta and vegetables are cooking, cook the lamb steaks in a hot fry pan for approximately 4 minutes each side. The steaks should be nicely browned all over but still slightly pink in the middle. Remove from the pan and set aside to rest for at least 10 minutes. Slice into thick slices.
  5. Combine the lemon juice, curry powder and garlic in a small jug and stir to combine. If you find the sauce a little tart, add ½ a teaspoon of sugar and stir.
  6. Add the snow peas, cherry tomatoes and roasted vegetable to the pasta. Add the lemon sauce and stir through.
  7. Add the lamb, mix to combine, garnish with the coriander and serve.

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