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Pesto lamb leg with roast vegetable pasta salad

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This Pesto lamb leg with roast vegetable pasta salad will be your new go-to main when entertaining. Ready in a few easy steps, it's bursting with colour and delicious flavour.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time1 hour 15 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 15 mins resting time
Pesto lamb leg with roast vegetable pasta salad


  • 1.5kg Coles Graze Australian Lamb Leg
  • ⅓ cup (90g) Coles Italia Pesto Al Basilico Basil Pesto
  • 500g butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeded, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 2 zucchini, quartered lengthways, thickly sliced crossways
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 500g penne
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbs white wine vinegar
  • 60g baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tbs Coles Italia Pesto Al Basilico Basil Pesto, extra

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180˚C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place lamb in a roasting pan. Rub pesto over lamb. Roast for 1½ hours or until cooked through. Cover lamb with foil. Set aside for 15 mins to rest.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, place pumpkin, zucchini and onion on lined tray. Drizzle with half the oil. Roast with the lamb for 25 mins or until tender. Cool slightly.
  3. Step 3

    Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain well. Refresh under cold water. Transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Add pumpkin mixture to pasta in bowl with remaining oil, garlic and vinegar. Toss to combine. Add spinach and stir to combine. Transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle with extra pesto.
  5. Step 5

    Arrange lamb on a platter. Thickly slice and serve with the pasta salad.