Recipes Couscous, watermelon and feta salad with spiced lamb

Recipes Couscous, watermelon and feta salad with spiced lamb

Recipes Couscous, watermelon and feta salad with spiced lamb

Recipes Couscous, watermelon and feta salad with spiced lamb This particular stunning salad combines sweet watermelon with creamy feta, spiced lamb and Israeli couscous. Couscous, watermelon and feta salad with spiced lamb

Ingredients

  • 125g Israeli couscous (see note)
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 x 250g lamb backstraps, trimmed
  • 1/3 cup (35g) dukkah (see note)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1/4 seedless watermelon, sliced
  • 150g marinated feta, crumbled
  • 2 cups picked watercress sprigs

Method

  • Step 1

    Cook the couscous according to packet instructions. Drain and refresh.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat 1 tbs oil in a frypan over high heat. Season lamb, then cook for 2-3 minutes each side. Remove from pan, roll in dukkah to coat, then loosely cover with foil and set aside to rest.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, in a large serving bowl, whisk lemon zest and juice, honey and remaining 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil. Season, then add the couscous and stir to combine.

  • Step 4

    Slice lamb, then place on top of the couscous with the watermelon, feta and watercress. Drizzle with cooking juices, grind over some black pepper and serve.