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Grilled lamb with tahini sauce and pumpkin taboulli

This succulent grilled lamb recipe packs a lot of punch in the nutrition stakes; rich in top quality protein, lower GI carbohydrates, healthy fats, fibre and plenty of vitamins and minerals such as iron.


Serves: Serves 4

Number of ingredients: 18 Ingredients

To prep: 15 Minutes Prep

To cook: 50 Minutes Cook

Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • Energy : 2613kJ

  • Protein: 44g

  • Fat (total) : 24g

  • - Saturated Fat: 5g

  • Carbohydrate (total): 53g

  • Fibre: 11g

  • Sodium: 179mg


600g pumpkin, cut into 2cm pieces

600g lamb backstrap, fat trimmed

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 cup instant couscous

1 cup frozen broad beans

1 tablespoon tahini

200g Greek style natural yoghurt

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 cup flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup mint leaves, coarsely chopped

2 green shallots, sliced

2 tomatoes, chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon mixed spice

1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Line baking tray with baking paper. Place pumpkin pieces on prepared tray and bake in oven for 40 minutes or until tender and golden. Reserve.
  2. Rub lamb with oil and season with freshly ground black pepper. Heat frying pan and cook lamb over high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking. Scatter with dried oregano. Place on warm plate and lightly cover with foil. Rest meat for 10 minutes before slicing.
  3. Place couscous in a bowl and pour over 1 cup (250ml) boiling water. Soak for 2 minutes, fluff up with a fork. Boil, steam or microwave broad beans until hot. Peel off outer skin if desired. Fold into couscous. Keep warm.
  4. Place tahini in mixing bowl. Add lemon juice and stir to combine. (If the tahini is very firm, add 1-2 tablespoons of boiling water to loosen it). Stir in yoghurt and garlic.
  5. Combine roasted pumpkin with chopped parsley, mint, green shallots, tomato. Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, mixed spice and cracked black pepper. Gently toss through salad.
  6. Thickly slice lamb and drizzle with tahini sauce. Serve with bean couscous and pumpkin tabouli.