Moroccan Lamb Salad with Carrots and Mint



Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calories 415
Caloriesfromfat 55 %
Protein 26 g
Carbohydrate 19 g
Sugars 11 g
Fiber 4 g
Fat 26 g
Satfat 5 g
Sodium 953 mg
Cholesterol 85 mg


2 boneless lamb leg steaks (about 1 pound total, each 1 inch thick)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Kosher salt and pepper
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound carrots, peeled
1/4 cup fresh mint sprigs
1/4 cup golden raisins
2 scallions, chopped


Heat grill to medium.

Rub the lamb with the oil and garlic and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Grill to desired doneness, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest 5 minutes, then cut into bite-size pieces.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, cinnamon, cayenne, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Use a vegetable peeler to cut the carrots into long, thin strips. Add the carrots, mint, raisins, and scallions to the dressing and toss. Serve with the lamb.

Shortcut: If you're tight on time, you can coarsely grate the carrots in a food processor instead of peeling them into long strips.

Sara Quessenberry,

Real Simple

August 2008
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