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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.

Paprika Lamb on Pea Tabbouleh

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

½ cup burghul (bulghur wheat)

2 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped

1 red onion, finely chopped

½ cup mint leaves

1 lemon, zest and juice

bought hummus, to serve


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 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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One Comment on Paprika Lamb on Pea Tabbouleh

  • kaseyzendler
    February 25, 2015 9:26 am

    Delicious! I made this last night – very simple – I used lamb chops instead of backstrap as thats what I had in the freezer – Great midweek meal! Tasty and quick to make 🙂

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