Summer Lamb, Tomato and Beetroot Salad

clock 20 minutes + 40 minutes bowl Serves 2


  • 2 medium sized beetroot
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus 2 Tbsp for the Dressing
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 300g lamb steaks
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cos lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • Dressing
  • 4 Tbsp balsamic
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
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  • 1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).

  • 2. Place whole beetroot on a lined oven tray. Pour over 2 tablespoons of the oil and season to taste. Bake for 40 minutes or until tender. Allow to cool and then remove skins and cut into quarters.

  • 3. Heat a medium frying pan to mediumhigh. Rub the lamb with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt. Cook for 3 - 4 minutes on each side until cooked to medium-rare. Set aside to rest.

  • 4. In a medium pan, add in the remaining oil. Cook the pumpkin seeds on medium heat until they begin to puff up and pop (about 2 minutes). Set aside to cool.

  • 5. To make the dressing, shake all the ingredients together in a jar. Season to taste.

  • 6. To serve, arrange the lettuce leaves on a platter. Slice the rested meat and place over the lettuce along with the beetroot and tomatoes. Drizzle over the dressing, then scatter over the pumpkin seeds and mint leaves.

  • Fresh Tip: A simple solution of salt and lemon juice will help remove beetroot stains from your fingers, cutting board and benches.


  • • Energy 3006Kj • Protein 40g • Total Fat 57g • Saturated Fat 11g • Carbohydrates 10g • Sugars 9g • Sodium 1182mg

  • Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation

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