Free Healthy Recipe - Roast Lamb with Pumpkin, Pea and Pomegranate Quinoa

Dairy free, Gluten free, Low GI, Wheat Free

Copyright John Paul Urizar

In Greek families it's tradition to serve lamb at Easter. This recipe is a healthy and delicious twist on a classic roast lamb. Served with low GI quinoa, high fibre fresh peas,mushrooms and new season pomegranate it's a feast deserving of the holiday.

2 kg leg of lamb, trimmed of fat
½ tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
2 cups pumpkin, cut into chunks approx 2cm wide
1½ cups quinoa
1½ tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups mushrooms, quartered
¼ cup pomegranate, seeds
1 pinch salt


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
Brush the lamb with olive oil and make incisions over its length with a small knife. Press slivers of garlic and rosemary leaves into the meat and place the lamb on a roasting tray in the oven for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 180C and cook for a further 70 minutes basting regularly in the juices. Add the pumpkin to the bottom of the pan 25 minutes before the meat is ready.

Rinse the quinoa thoroughly and place in a pan with 3 cups water. Bring to the boil, cover with a lid and reduce to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the peas from the pods and add them to the pan, cover and cook for a further 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onion and garlic until it's soft. Add the mushrooms and herbs and cook for a further 10 minutes or until the mushrooms are soft.
Stir the quinoa and peas through the mushrooms. Add the pomegranate seeds and serve with the pumpkin on top with slices of lamb.

Makes 6 servings

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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 90 mins
Ready in: 1 hr 40 mins

Suitable for:
Dinner, Lunch
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 2389 kj
Calories 571 kcal
Fat 22.5 g
Saturated Fat 9.9 g
Total Carbohydrate 41.2 g
Total Protein 48.6 g
Fibre 8.5 g

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