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Paprika lamb cutlets with roasted aubergine, tomato, lentils and kale recipe

Paprika lamb cutlets with roasted aubergine, tomato, lentils and kale recipe

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for a special dinner for two. Create a culinary masterpiece with this delicious, yet surprisingly-simple lamb and roasted vegetable feast. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 25 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook, 10 mins to cool
  • 653 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 4 lamb cutlets, fat trimmed
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 small aubergine, cut into wedges
  • 75g pitted black olives
  • 125g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 x 250g pack puy lentils
  • 75g curly kale
  • handful fresh mint leaves

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    30g 43%
  • Saturates

    11g 53%
  • Sugars

    7g 8%
  • Salt

    1.6g 27%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 36.7g Protein 59.8g Fibre 15.6g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the lamb cutlets in a bowl with ½ tbsp oil, the lemon juice, garlic, oregano and paprika; toss to coat. Chill for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, arrange the aubergine, olives, tomatoes and thyme in a large roasting tin. Drizzle over the remaining oil, and then roast for 30 mins, turning halfway during cooking. Add the lentils for the last 5 mins.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium. Grill the lamb for 4-5 mins on each side (for medium meat), until evenly browned but slightly pink in the centre. Meanwhile, bring a medium pan of water to the boil. Add the kale and blanch for 3-4 mins, or until just tender. Drain well and return to the pan to keep warm.
  4. To serve, divide the lamb, aubergine and lentil mixture and kale between 2 plates. Scatter over a little lemon zest and some mint leaves.

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