Bank holiday weekends were made for long, lazy days spent on the sofa, or when the weather permits, in the sun. Always - whatever the weather - in the company of good, calorific food. Which is certainly true of Easter, when you have chocolate-covered treats coming out of your ears. But now all the eggs have been devoured, all the shows have been binged and all your relatives have been waved off, it’s time to get back on track with these easy, tasty, cheap and healthy recipes.
Which is where lamb comes in. It’s packed with the good stuff and is a rich source of many vitamins and minerals. Starring Protein, which is essential for muscle growth and maintenance. Alongside a supporting cast of Zinc, Phosphorus, Iron and those brilliant B Vitamins, which are central to mental function and energy production! So without further ado, here’s a few of our favourite healthy lamb recipes to help shake off those back-to-work-blues.
Spiced Lamb Leg Steaks with Sweet Beetroot Salad
Not all salads have to be bland. Case in point: these Spiced Lamb Leg Steaks with Sweet Beetroot Salad. Featuring melt-in-your-mouth lamb leg steaks, which will ideally be marinated in lemon juice, garlic and olive oil for at least 20 minutes - the longer the better! You’re then free to grill or pan fry the lamb leg steaks as you please, which are to be served along with this salad that packs a surprisingly sweet and spicy punch.
Vietnamese Soup with Lamb Strips
As healthy as it is tasty, you've probably already got most of the ingredients for this belly-warming Vietnamese Soup with Lamb Strips lurking in your cupboard! Made from tender lamb leg steaks, cut into thin strips, which are to be simmered alongside a fresh selection of veg and essential cupboard spices. It’s easy, healthy and is guaranteed to teleport your taste buds to Vietnam - what are you waiting for?
Lamb Steaks with Pistachio and Rocket Pesto
Impressive enough for a dinner party and quick enough for after work, these mouth-watering Lamb Steaks with Pistachio and Rocket Pesto are perfect for all occasions. They can be served alongside anything and everything from boiled new potatoes, a tasty side salad, or even pasta - all of which are equally as tasty when topped with our crunchy pistachio and rocket pesto. Best of all? Our legendary lamb leg steaks can be ready in less than 30 minutes.
Lamb and Leek Stir Fry
No rundown of healthy recipes is complete without the classic stir fry. And our Lamb and Leek Stir Fry is a tasty take on this super-quick staple. Featuring just a handful of ingredients, like moreish lamb leg steaks, leeks and oyster sauce, which are served on a bed of noodles - the best kind of bed - and topped off with toasted sesame seeds. Ready in just 25 minutes, this is the perfect meal to throw together after work, safe in the knowledge that you’ll be overflowing with all those essential vitamins and minerals.
Grilled Lamb Steak Salad with Anchovy Sauce
Salads are (often rightly) scolded for their blandness. But that was before we started adding the good stuff, like lamb. And there’s certainly no danger of this Grilled Lamb Steak Salad with Anchovy Sauce being branded as bland, with its tender lamb leg steaks that are perfectly paired with an olive oil, parsley, mustard, lemon juice, anchovy and pepper sauce. Enough to make any green stuff taste good, and ready in just 20 minutes.
Quick Couscous with Lamb and Vegetables
Our Quick Couscous with Lamb and Vegetables recipe is exactly what it says on tin: a quick and tasty couscous recipe, which is great if you’ve got a lot of vegetables in the fridge that you need to use up. It’s easy to cook too, all you need is a handful of ingredients, some spices out of the cupboard and a lovely leg of lamb that is best cut into blissful bite-sized cubes.
So there you have it, our hand-picked selection of hearty, healthy recipes that will have you looking and feeling like the legend you are in no time at all. But these are just a few of our tasty, easy lamb recipes that have been created by people like you, for people like you to cook at home - what are you waiting for?