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Grilled Lamb Loin and Goat Cheese Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 45 min.
Lamb and goat cheese combine perfectly in this unique salad.


  • 2 4.25 oz cans pitted black olives, drained
  • 3 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1 Tbs fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 lamb loins, trimmed
  • 2 small red onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb arugula
  • 1/2 lb great northern white beans, cooked
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled


  • In blender or food processor, combine olives, vinegar, honey, oregano, and garlic.
  • Blend to puree.
  • With motor running, slowly add oil.
  • Remove 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette and generously brush it on the lamb loins. Reserve the remaining vinaigrette for the salad.
  • Over coals covered with grey ash, grill lamb loins for 15 to 20 minutes, turning once.
  • Use a meat thermometer to test for doneness: 145°F for medium-rare, 160°F for medium, or 170°F for well.
  • Once lamb is cooked, remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • In salad bowl, combine onions, arugula, and beans.
  • Toss with vinaigrette and serve salad onto plates.
  • Thinly slice lamb loin and arrange on the top of the salads.
  • Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 471
  Calories from Fat 274 (58%)
(48%)Total Fat 31g
(47%)Saturated Fat 9g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
(15%)Cholesterol 44mg
(36%)Sodium 863mg
(24%)Potassium 856mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
(41%)Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(43%)Protein 22g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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