Lamb with quinoa, apricots and almonds

Quinoa makes an excellent alternative to pasta or rice. It is a protein rich grain, containing all nine essential amino acids. For an exciting recipe that uses quinoa try our lamb with apricots and almonds dish.

Preparation time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Number of servings: 2

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories: 500
Sugar: 18g
Fat: 24g
Saturates: 7g
Salt: 0.3g

Ingredients

2 lamb steaks
2 tbsps of low-fat yoghurt
½ tsp of ginger
½ tsp of ground coriander
½ tsp of cumin
Clove of garlic, crushed
70g of quinoa
4 dried apricots, chopped
4 dates, chopped
2 tbsps of flaked almonds
1 tbsp of lemon zest
2 tbsps of fresh mint, chopped
1 tbsp of olive oil

Instructions

1. Marinate the lamb steak for 30 minutes in the yoghurt mixed with the ginger, coriander, cumin and garlic.

2. Prepare the quinoa following pack directions, then mix in the apricots, dates, almonds, lemon zest, mint and olive oil.

3. Grill the lamb 4-5 minutes each side, or to your liking, and serve on the quinoa.

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