Grilled Marinated Lamb Salad

Grilled Marinated Lamb Salad

Serves 4 to 6
This salad of fresh spinach, tomatoes, grilled lamb, feta cheese and olives is a complete meal in itself. Serve with a glass of white or red wine for a treat.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 pound cubed lamb sirloin
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 2/3 cup cubed feta cheese
  • 4 small Yukon gold potatoes, boiled until tender, peeled and sliced (optional)
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brined capers, drained
  • 2/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
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Method: 
Combine lamb, 3 tablespoons of the oil, oregano, basil, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl, toss well to coat, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.

Prepare a grill for medium heat cooking. Thread lamb on skewers. (If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before assembling). Grill, turning occasionally, until medium rare. (Alternately, sear lamb in a large skillet over medium-high heat in two batches until medium rare, 5 to 6 minutes.) Transfer to a plate as done and set aside. 

Arrange spinach on 4 plates and top with feta, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, capers and olives. Arrange cooked lamb over spinach. In a small bowl, quickly whisk together remaining 6 tablespoons oil, vinegar, mint, salt and pepper to make a dressing, then drizzle over salad and serve.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 480 calories (270 from fat), 30g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 75mg cholesterol, 710mg sodium, 27g carbohydrates, (4 g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 25g protein.
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