Paprika Lamb on Pea Tabbouleh


Paprika Lamb on Pea Tabbouleh
Lighten up your palate with this tasty international inspired salad. Serve with thickly sliced lamb and plenty of hummus.

Lamb, pea and mint are a perfect combination. The sweet paprika crusted lamb is cooked until medium-rare, rested and sliced diagonally before being placed on the fresh Pea Tabbouleh.

Paprika Lamb on Pea Tabbouleh Recipe

Serves 4


2 lamb backstraps

2 tsp sweet paprika

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp dried mint

2 tbsp olive oil

1½ cups peas

Store-bought hummus, to serve

Pea Tabbouleh

½ cup burghul (bulghur wheat)

2 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped

1 red onion, finely chopped

½ cup mint leaves

1 lemon, zest and juice



Combine lamb, paprika, cumin, coriander, dried mint and half the oil in a bowl. Toss to combine. Heat a frying pan over high heat. Add lamb, cook for 3 minutes each side for medium-rare, or until your liking. Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and rest for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook peas in boiling water for 2 minutes or until tender. Drain well. Return to pan and lightly crush with a fork. Transfer to a bowl.

To make pea tabbouleh, cover burghul with boiling water. Soak for 10 minutes. Rinse under cold running water. Drain well. Add to peas. Add tomato, onion, mint, lemon zest and juice and remaining oil. Toss to combine. Season.

Spoon tabbouleh among serving plates. Thickly slice lamb and divide among serving plates. Serve with hummus.


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