Greek Style Lamb and Kale Salad

Greek Style Lamb and Kale Salad

   8 SERVINGS    20 MINUTE PREP TIME     MARINATE OVERNIGHT      10 MINUTE COOK TIME

Ingredients for Lamb

1 Shepherd’s Pride or Cedar Springs butterflied leg of lamb, 2.5-3 lbs, fat trimmed
and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
salt and pepper, to taste

Ingredients for Salad

2 large bunches of kale, de-stemmed and chopped into thin slivers
4 cups finely sliced purple cabbage
2 cucumbers, cubed
8 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 cup pitted Kalamata olives
8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
2 cans chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) drained and rinsed
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Toss cubes of lamb with marinade in a resealable container or zip-top plastic bag. Make sure all cubes are well coated. Place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight to allow flavors to marry.
  2. Preheat broiler and position oven rack 4-6 inches from heating element. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil or coat with non-stick spray.
  3. Place lamb cubes on tray. Broil cubes for 5 minutes. Remove tray from oven and pour out any accumulated liquid. Turn lamb cubes to ensure even cooking and broil 3-5 minutes further until browned, has golden edges and internal temp reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
    a. Tip: skewer several cubes onto thermometer probe for accurate temperature reading.
    4. Toss all salad ingredients together in large bowl. Add lamb cubes (delicious warm or chilled) and enjoy.

Recipe and Image Provided by Holly Larson of Grass Roots Nutrition

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