Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lamb & Mint Warm Pasta Salad

The other night we had some lamb in the fridge and I was at a bit of a loss over what to do with it. So I looked around to see what other ingredients we had that needed using up and ended up with this salad.
We were all so impressed with how yummy it was (not to mention how easy) that I decided it needed documenting for future use.
So here goes...

300 grams or so of diced lamb
Cooked whole wheat pasta to serve 4
2 cups gourmet lettuce/baby spinach
150 grams or so of halved cherry tomatoes

1 clove garlic
Handful of mint leaves
Few sprigs of rosemary
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar

Cook pasta. While that's cooking
Pan fry off lamb in a little oil & prepare the tomatoes/lettuce.

To prepare the dressing place all your dressing ingredients in your thermomix/blender/mini processor until all blitzed together (8 secs speed 9) and scrape down sides.
Add cooked lamb, drained & cooked pasta, halved tomatoes and lettuce to the dressing and mix together on reverse speed 1 for 10 or so seconds. Use the spatula to help. (or mix in together in a bowl by hand).

Serve while warm or refrigerate for later.
Serves about 4 adults.

I can't wait to make this more this summer. Such & easy and tasty summer dish that the kids both gobbled up.


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