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Greek lamb with watermelon, olive & mint salad

Wednesday, 25 January 2023 / Topics:

  • Time 30 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Difficulty simple

Ingredients: (serves 4)

½ Cup reduced-fat Greek yoghurt
2 Lemons, zested then juiced
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
1 Tablespoon olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon extra
400g Lamb backstrap, loin chops or cutlets
¼ Watermelon, diced
2 Lebanese cucumbers, cut into bite sized chunks
½ Red onion, thinly sliced 
1 Bunch mint, leaves picked
⅓ Cup Kalamata olives, pitted
100g Feta, crumbled


  1. Stir together yoghurt and lemon zest in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine garlic, oregano, half the lemon juice and one tablespoon oil in a medium non-reactive bowl. Add lamb and toss well to coat. Set aside to marinate while you prepare the salad.
  3. Combine watermelon, cucumber, red onion, mint leaves, olives and feta in a large bowl. Pour over remaining one tablespoon oil and half the lemon juice. Toss to coat.
  4. Heat a grill, BBQ or large frying pan over high heat. Add lamb and cook, basting with any leftover marinade, for 3-4 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking. Serve with watermelon salad and the lemon zest yoghurt.


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  • Energy 1641kJ (392cal)
  • Total Fat 24.1g
  • Sat Fat 7.6g
  • Total Carb 13.1g
  • Sugar 12.4g
  • Sodium 587mg
  • Protein 29.1g
  • Fibre 2.8g