How to make a delicious lamb salad

A lamb salad makes for a quick and delicious meal. Cook your favourite lamb cut or use leftover cooked lamb. Take advantage of ready-mixed salad leaves and use tasty bottled salad dressings. Toss with noodles, pasta or baby potatoes and you're ready to serve.

Tips for making great lamb salads

  • Choose lean cuts of lamb for a salad. - Lamb stir-fry strips are a quick and easy option. Simply stir-fry the lamb, let it cool and toss with the salad ingredients.
  • You can also barbecue or pan-fry lamb cuts for a salad. - Try cooking eye of shortloin/backstrap, fillet/tenderloin, round/knuckle or topside steaks and then slice them into thin strips.
  • Slice the lamb just before adding to the salad. - This will keep the meat succulent and moist.
  • Thinly slice the meat. - It will then have a chance to ‘wrap’ itself around the salad ingredients and is easily coated with the dressing.
  • Keep the lamb, salad and dressing separate until you’re ready to serve. This way, the individual flavours will remain intact and fresh.

Flavoursome ideas for cooked lamb

  • Toss strips of leftover roast lamb and roast vegetables (cut the vegetables into bite sized pieces) with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  • Toss thin slices of barbecued lamb and cooked pasta shells with basil, pesto, olive oil or lemon juice and a few pine nuts.

Pack a picnic with lamb sandwiches

Use different types of bread (like Turkish bread, pita bread or wraps) to bring out the great flavour of lamb. Try one of these delicious combinations.

  • Sliced lamb, hummus, baby spinach leaves and semi-dried tomatoes.
  • Sliced lamb drizzled with a little hoisin sauce, topped with shredded iceberg lettuce and finely chopped shallots.
  • Sliced lamb, leftover pumpkin roughly mashed, Dijon mustard and rocket leaves.

Remember it’s important to keep food well chilled when preparing for a picnic. Place the food in a rigid container and then into a cooler bag. Pack plenty of frozen bricks, frozen gel packs or ice around the food.

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