Grilled lamb, fennel and quinoa salad

Grilled lamb, fennel and quinoa salad

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • 15 minutes, plus 30 minutes' standing time
  • 5 minutes
  • Oldenburg Cabernet Sauvignon


  • 500 g free-range lamb steaks
  • olive oil, for moistening
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large fennel bulb (or 2 small)
  • 250 g Woolworths quinoa and brown rice mix
  • 2 cos lettuce, roughly sliced
  • a few fennel fronds, torn
  • For the dressing
  • For the dressing
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • 85 ml olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Instructions

Trim any visible fat from the lamb, moisten with oil and season.

Pan-grill until nicely browned, tender and still pink. Allow to rest for 10 minutes, then slice thinly.

To make the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together then marinate the sliced fennel in the dressing for 10 to 15 minutes.

Mix the warm quinoa-rice mix with the fennel and dressing.

Add the sliced lamb and the pan juices.

Fold in the sliced lettuce, season to taste and tuck in the fennel fronds.

Add more oil or lemon juice if needed. Serve at room temperature.

Cook's note: if you can't find Woolies quinoa and brown rice mix, buy the ingredients seperately and cook enough to make around 4 cups. 

Phillippa Cheifitz Recipe by: Phillippa Cheifitz
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Regular TASTE contributor Phillippa is a well-known South African author and food writer, and has won many awards, both for her magazine features and her cookbooks.

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