Cumin Lamb Salad with Spicy Dressing
Recipe Type: Main
Serves: 2-3
High in protein and full in flavor, this dish is a hearty meal with plenty of vegetables. Adjust the heat by adding crushed sichuan peppercorns.
  • 6 lamb cutlets
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (approx 1 inch piece finely grated)
  • 1 large clove, garlic, pounded or chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 100 grams rocket or baby rocket
  • 150 grams baby tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced into half moons
  • ½ red onion, diced very fine
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chill oil
  • ½ clove garlic, pounded or chopped finely
  • 1 Birds Eye chilli, chopped finely (optional)
  • A few strands fresh coriander
  1. Wash and pat dry lamb.
  2. Place lamb in a medium bowl and add cumin, coriander, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly and leave on kitchen bench to marinade for 30 minutes.
  3. While the lamb is marinating, prepare salad ingredients.
  4. Heat up a grill pan until smoking and then add lamb.
  5. Cook for around 3-5 minutes each side (turn once only to get nice grill marks) on a medium heat. I like my lamb medium so opt for a shorter cooking time.
  6. To make dressing, mix vinegar, chilli oil, garlic and chilli (optional) in a small bowl.
  7. Once lamb is cooked done, rest on a wooden chopping board and let cool slightly
  8. Arrange rocket, baby, tomatoes and cucumber on a large platter and then place lamb on top. Garnish with coriander and serve with dressing.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at