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Lamb, Feta & watermelon salad

Lamb, Feta & watermelon salad
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    Quick lunch

Who would’ve thought that feta and watermelon would go together? This also works with chicken breast too. The Moroccan seasoning is easily found at the supermarket and has a wonderful fragrant flavour.

The cashew nut dukkah is a crunchy blend that works well with other salads. Keep it in an airtight jar in the fridge.

  • 220g lamb steaks (I used Silver Fern Farms as this gives you two equal-sized long steaks)
  • Spray oil
  • ½ tsp Moroccan seasoning
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • Sea salt and cracked pepper


  • ½ cup toasted cashews,
  • ½ tsp Moroccan seasoning
  • ½ tsp toasted cumin seeds
  • 100g mesclun
  • 100g creamy feta, sliced
  • ¼ watermelon, deseeded and sliced into thin wedges

1 Spray the lamb steaks with oil and sprinkle seasoning on both sides. Preheat a pan or BBQ to a medium-low heat and sear the lamb for 4-5 minutes on each side until well coloured, firm and spongy to the touch. Remove from the heat, wrap in foil and rest for 5 minutes before slicing on an angle.

2 For the dressing, combine the olive oil, orange juice and seasoning in a jar and shake.

3 For the dukkah, whizz the nuts and spices together in a food processor.

4 Toss the salad greens with some of the dressing. Top with feta and watermelon slices, then the lamb. Drizzle over the remaining dressing and sprinkle with dukkah.

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New Zealand Woman's Weekly food editor Jo Wilcox serves up tasty and easy to make dishes that your friends and family will love.

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