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Lamb & garlic bread salad

Lamb & garlic bread salad

Ingredients

small pack mint, finely chopped

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 lemon, zested and juiced

8 lamb cutlets

1 cook-at-home garlic baguette (170g)

300g medium tomatoes, quartered

1 large cucumber, cut into large chunks

small pack parsley, roughly chopped

1 tsp honey

Method

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix half the mint with 1 tbsp oil, the lemon zest and a large pinch of salt and black pepper, then rub the mixture all over the lamb cutlets.

Bake the garlic bread for 15 mins, then allow to cool a little. Tear into chunks and return to the oven for 5 mins to dry out.

Meanwhile, put a griddle pan or large frying pan over a high heat and, once very hot, cook the lamb for 2-3 mins each side or until nicely seared outside but still pink in the middle. (You may have to do this in two batches.) Set aside to rest while you make the salad.

Put the tomatoes and cucumber in the same hot pan and cook for 2 mins or until a little charred – you will need to do this in batches. Tip into a large bowl and add the

toasted bread, remaining mint and the parsley.

Mix the lemon juice with the remaining olive oil and the honey, then season. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently so the tomatoes don’t break up too much. Serve the warm salad alongside the lamb cutlets.