Warm Lamb Salad With Mixed Greens

Recipe: Warm Lamb Salad With Mixed Greens

Ingredients:

  • Dressing- 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup veg oil
  • 1/2 cup mint, fresh — chopped
  • 1/2 cup basil, fresh — chopped
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 large shallots — halved
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Lamb- 12 ounces lamb leg meat, – trimmed and sliced – into 1 1/4 X 1/3 in 7 cups
  • Torn mixed greens
  • 9 ounces artichoke hearts,
  • 1 large red bell pepper — julienned
  • 10 ounces mushroom
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves — fresh
  • 1/2 cup basil, fresh
  • basil, fresh for garnish mint sprigs for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Blend first 10 ingredients in blendr or processor until dressing is as  smooth as possible. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate). Heat 1/4 cup dressing in heavy large skillet over med -high heat.
  2. Add lamb and cook, stirring frequently, about 3 min for medium-rare. Drain.  Transfer to bowl. Season with salt & pepper.
  3. Combine greens, articokes, bell pepper, mushrooms, 1/2 cup mint and 1/2 cup basil in bowl. Add  enough dressing to season to taste and toss gently. Mound salads on plates. Top with lamb. Garnish with basil and mint sprigs.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

My rating: 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)