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Spiced lamb with couscous salad

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
This simple dish of spiced lamb and couscous makes a great midweek meal.


  1. For the spiced lamb, rub the lamb chop with the chilli powder, cayenne pepper, turmeric and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Preheat a chargrill pan and add the oil. Add the lamb and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove from the heat and leave to rest for 3 minutes.

  3. For the couscous salad, heat the oil in a pan and add the red onion and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the spinach and remove from the heat. Put the cooked couscous in a bowl and add the spinach mixture. Mix together.

  4. To serve, put the couscous in the centre of a plate and top with the lamb chops.


  • 2 lamb chops
  • big pinch chilli powder
  • big pinch cayenne powder
  • big pinch turmeric
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the couscous salad

  • 150g/5½oz couscous, cooked according to packet instructions
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 handfuls spinach

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