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    Lamb skewers with mixed grains and baba ganoush

    LOVE life recipe: source of iron

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus marinating and steaming
    • Cooking time: 40 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour, plus marinating and steaming

    Serves: 2


    1 aubergine
    2 lamb steaks (about 200g), trimmed of excess fat and sinew
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    1 lemon, zest and juice
    2 tsp olive oil
    2 tsp tahini
    250g pack LOVE life quinoa, chickpeas, bulgar wheat and rice
    ½ x 25g pack flat leaf parsley, stalks finely chopped, leaves torn
    ½ x 20g pack dill, stalks and leaves roughly chopped
    pomegranate seeds, to serve


    1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Piercethe aubergine all over with a fork and bake for 35-40 minutes, until blackened. Put in a bowl, cover with cling film and leave for 10 minutes.

    2. Meanwhile, dice each lamb steak into 5 equal pieces and mix in a bowl with 1 crushed garlic clove, ½ the lemon juice and 1 tsp oil. Leave to marinate for at least 20 minutes. Thread onto 2 skewers (pre-soaked in water if wooden). Cook on a hot griddle (or barbecue) for 8-10 minutes, turning often, until cooked through.

    3. Halve the aubergine and scoop the flesh into a food processor (discard the skin). Add the tahini and remaining garlic and lemon juice. Blend until smooth; season. Cook the grains according to pack instructions; toss with the lemon zest, herbs and remaining 1 tsp oil. Serve the lamb with the grains and baba ganoush; scatter with the pomegranate seeds.

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    LOVE life quinoa, chickpeas, bulgar wheat and rice
    These handy, ready-cooked mixed grains are packed full of fibre.


    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Kitchen magazine. myWaitrose members can download the Waitrose Kitchen app edition for FREE. Find out more.



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