Mediterranean Lamb and Spinach Salad - recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com
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Mediterranean Lamb and Spinach Salad

This vibrant Mediterranean lamb salad with spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers and pine nuts packs a punch of flavour. Served with my refreshing Greek Yogurt & Mint Dressing, this easy salad makes for the perfect healthy lunch. 

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword clean eating, dressing, easy, fresh, greek yogurt, lamb, low carb, salad, simple, spinach
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 279 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • sea salt to taste
  • 7 oz boneless lamb loin / backstrap 200 g
  • olive oil spray
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 12 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber skin on or off, sliced
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine paprika and salt. Pat dry the piece of lamb and rub generously with the spice.
  2. Heat a grill pan like this one (or a regular pan if you don't have one) on medium-high. When hot, spray with olive oil and add lamb. Cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side, or to your liking. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the cut and how you like your meat. Backstrap is a very lean cut that will get tough if overcooked. Make sure it's still pink inside.
  3. Remove from the pan and transfer on a cutting board. Let the meat rest for a few minutes then cut it into thin slices.
  4. In a small bowl, mix Greek yogurt and mint.
  5. In two plates, arrange spinach, tomatoes and cucumber. Drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle with pine nuts and top with Greek yogurt.
Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Lamb and Spinach Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 (half))
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Potassium 1177mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 146.7%
Vitamin C 54.3%
Calcium 12.3%
Iron 31.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.