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Lamb Salat Tangiers

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 35 min.
Cook Time: 40 min.
Total: 1 hr. 15 min.
A healthful Moroccan couscous salad, topped with a fresh and tangy mint dressing.


  • 1 lb boneless lamb shoulder, well trimmed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked couscous
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 cup green beans, cut and steamed
  • 1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds, sliced
  • Mint Dressing1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbs fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Place lamb on rack in roasting pan; brush with olive oil. Roast at 325ºF for 40 minutes, or until desired degree of doneness: 145ºF for medium-rare, 160ºF for medium, or 170ºF for well. Remove from oven, cover and let stand 10 minutes. Temperature will rise approximately 10 degrees. Slice thinly, and cut into strips 1/2 x 2 inches long; set aside.
  • In medium bowl, combine couscous, salt, and boiling water; stir and cover.
  • To make Mint Dressing combine oil, vinegar, parsley, mint, salt, lemon pepper, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper; mix well.
  • In large bowl, combine bell pepper, carrots, green beans, red and green onions, currants, almonds, and lamb. Toss with dressing.
  • Spoon couscous onto large platter, and top with lamb-vegetable mixture.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 378
  Calories from Fat 157 (42%)
(28%)Total Fat 18g
(14%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
(12%)Cholesterol 37mg
(14%)Sodium 336mg
(13%)Potassium 448mg
Total Carbohydrate 37g
(17%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(37%)Protein 18g
* 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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