Summer Welsh Lamb and Orzo Salad Recipe | Healthy Diet

Summer Welsh Lamb and Orzo Salad Recipe

Create a delicious and refreshing salad using succulent lamb cutlets with this recipe from John Gregory-Smith. Perfect for balmy summer evenings.

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Serves: 4  Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Summer Welsh Lamb and Orzo Salad Recipe


  • 200g orzo
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 60g feta, crumbled
  • 1 courgette, shaved lengthways using a mandolin
  • 12 a red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • The juice of a lemon
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 lamb cutlets (approx. 100g each)
  • 10g toasted pine nuts
  • Sea salt and pepper


  1. Cook the orzo in a large pan of boiling water for 8-10 minutes until al dente, adding the frozen peas for the last 2-3 minutes. Drain, refresh and drain again thoroughly. Tip into a large mixing bowl and add the feta, courgette, chilli and chopped mint.
  2. Whisk the preserved lemon, lemon juice, half the olive oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper together in a mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over orzo and mix well. Transfer to a large serving dish and set to one side.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a griddle or BBQ over a high heat. Rub the olive oil all over the lamb and season both sides of the cutlets with salt and pepper. Cook the lamb for 2-3 minutes each side until charred and tender. Arrange over the orzo. Garnish with the pine nuts and remaining mint. Serve immediately.

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