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Moroccan-spiced lamb with roasted vegetable salad

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Serve up a zesty Moroccan inspired dish with this tender butterflied lamb served with roasted vegetable couscous salad.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, (+ 10 mins marinating & 15 mins resting time)
Moroccan-spiced lamb with roasted vegetable salad


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

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Combine ¼ cup (60ml) of the oil with the Moroccan spice mix, garlic, lemon rind and 1 tbs of the lemon juice in a small jug. Place lamb in a glass or ceramic dish. Pour over marinade and set aside for 10 mins to develop the flavours.
  2. Step 2

    Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the capsicum, pumpkin and onion on the lined tray. Drizzle with remaining 1 tbs oil. Roast for 30 mins or until golden and tender.
  3. Step 3

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

    While the lamb is resting, place the couscous in a large bowl. Pour over 1½ cups (375ml) boiling water. Cover and set aside for 5 mins. Use a fork to separate the grains.
  5. Step 5

    Add the roasted vegetables and chickpeas to the couscous. Whisk the extra oil and remaining lemon juice in a small jug. Pour over the couscous salad and toss to combine.
  6. Step 6

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