Curried lamb skewers with nectarine and lentil salad

These marinated lamb skewers and fresh nectarine salad is the perfect balance of spices and natural sweetness. Try it for a delicious warm-weather meal.



Note: + 1 hour marinating & 5 mins resting time



  • 1/3 cup (90g) Greek-style yoghurt
  • 1 tbs finely grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbs garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 800g Coles Australian Lamb Fillet*, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 2 x 400g cans lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 400g Perino tomatoes, halved
  • 2 white or yellow nectarines, stoned, cut into wedges
  • 2 baby gem lettuces, leaves separated
  • 1 continental cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 cup mint leaves

Chilli-lime dressing

  • 90ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lime juice
  • 2 long green chillies, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 3 tsp finely grated lime rind
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds



Combine the yoghurt, ginger, garlic, garam masala and turmeric in a glass or ceramic bowl. Add the lamb and toss to coat. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight to develop the flavours.


To make the chilli-lime dressing, combine the oil, lime juice, chilli, garlic, ginger, lime rind and cumin seeds in a screw-top jar. Season. 


Thread lamb onto 12 metal or soaked bamboo skewers. Spray with olive oil spray. Heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium-high. Cook lamb, turning, for 7-8 mins or until lightly charred and just cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil. Set aside for 5 mins to rest.


Combine lentils, tomato, nectarine, lettuce, cucumber, coriander and mint in a large bowl. Drizzle with half the dressing and toss to coat. Season.


Divide the lentil salad and lamb skewers among serving plates. Drizzle with remaining dressing to serve.

Swap me: Try other lamb cuts, such as rump steak or backstrap, in this recipe.

SERVE WITH lime halves

*Selected stores only. If unavailable, use Coles Australian Lamb Diced.

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