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Moroccan Butterflied Lamb With Roasted Vegetable Couscous Salad

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Spice up your week with this flavourful Morcocan lamb recipe. Served with mixed roasted veggie couscous salad, this dish is a sure to be a hit at the dinner table.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, (+10 mins marinating & resting time)


  • ⅓ cup (80ml) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Moroccan spice mix
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 lemon, finely grated zest, and ¼ cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • 1.1kg Coles Australia Lamb Butterflied Leg, trimmed
  • 1 red capsicum, thickly sliced
  • 500g pumpkin, peeled, cut into 3 cm pieces
  • 1 red onion, peeled, cut into large wedges
  • 1½ cups (300g) couscous
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, extra
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • ½ cup coriander leaves

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Combine 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil, Moroccan spice mix, garlic, lemon zest and 1 tbsp lemon juice in a small jug. Place lamb in a glass or ceramic dish. Pour over marinade and set aside for 10 mins for the flavours to develop.
  2. Step 2

    Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place capsicum, pumpkin and onion on baking tray. Drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 30 mins or until golden and tender.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook lamb for 5 mins or until browned all over. Place lamb on a rack in a roasting pan. Cook in the oven for 20 mins for medium-rare or until cooked to your liking. Rest for 15 mins. Thickly slice.
  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, place couscous in a large bowl. Pour over 1 1/2 cups (375ml) boiling water. Cover and set aside for 5 mins. Fluff with a fork. Add roasted vegetables and chickpeas. Whisk remaining lemon juice and extra olive oil in a small jug. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over couscous salad and toss to combine.
  5. Step 5

    Arrange couscous salad on a platter. Top with sliced lamb, pine nuts and the mint and coriander leaves.