Salads don’t have to be boring!

16 Oct 2018

Our Lamb, Kumara and Chickpea Salad is quick and easy with a zesty twist!

Here’s how to make it,thanks to Australian Woman’s Weekly!

Prep & cook time 30 minutes. Serves 4.

2 medium kumara (orange sweet potato) (800g), chopped coarsely
1 tablespoon olive oil
400g (12½ ounces) lamb backstraps (eye of loin)
400g (12½ ounces) canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
1 small red onion (100g), sliced thinly
150g (4½ ounces) baby spinach leaves
100g (3 ounces) fetta, crumbled
lemon and cranberry vinaigrette
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
¼ cup (60ml) olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons dried cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F.

2. Combine kumara and oil in a large roasting pan; season. Roast for 15 minutes or until tender.

3. Meanwhile, season lamb; cook on a heated oiled grill plate (or barbecue or grill) over medium-high heat, for 4 minutes each side or until cooked as desired. Remove from heat; cover, rest 5 minutes. Slice lamb thinly.

4. Make lemon and cranberry vinaigrette.

5. Place kumara in a large bowl with lamb, chickpeas, onion, spinach and vinaigrette; toss gently to combine. Serve salad sprinkled with fetta.

Lemon and cranberry vinaigrette Place ingredients in a screw-top jar; shake well. Season to taste.

Tips: Transport salad and dressing separately, in airtight containers; dress salad just before serving. Substitute the lamb with some shredded leftover roast or barbecued chicken or some quartered hard-boiled eggs.

You’ll find all your fresh produce at Woolworths, Buranda Village.