Healthy Lamb Recipes
Lamb Fillets with Favas and Spring Vegetables
Lamb rump, also known as chump chop or lamb sirloin fillet, is a tender and succulent cut of meat. At The Pig Brockenhurst in England, chef James Golding serves it with buttery spring vegetables and mint.
Spicy Lamb Shish Kebabs
Made with lean lamb, zucchini and a Greek yogurt marinade, these spicy lamb shish kebabs are perfect for a healthy and quick meal.
Olive-Crusted Lamb with Adzuki Bean Stew
The Good News Even if you're cutting down on fat, you can still eat a little lamb; a 4-ounce portion of roasted loin or leg contains as little as 4 grams of saturated fat. It's wonderful when coated in an easy olive-powder crust and served with lots of fiber- and potassium-rich adzuki beans.
Middle Eastern Lamb Skewers
Zucchini Musakka with Chickpeas and Spiced Lamb
Musa Dagdeviren cleverly adapts a classic recipe from the town of Kilis in southeastern Turkey: He soaks the zucchini in a saltwater bath, so it stays green and crisp even after it's cooked.
Creamy Potato Soup with Lamb and Lima Beans
This North African-inspired soup is perfect for using up cooked lamb, or substitute leftover beef.
Grilled Lamb Kebabs with Smoky Tomato Sauce
This simple lamb kebab is inspired by a great summer recipe from Gaziantep in which lean lamb is marinated with garlic and pepper, grilled, then cubed and simmered with wood-fired tomatoes. Musa Dagdeviren, recognizes the perfection of this recipe, which is why he adds no extra spices or other flavorings.
Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce
For these Middle Eastern inspired meatballs, try substituting regular bread-crumbs with gluten-free oats. The result is great, firm meatballs with the added health benefits of extra fiber.
Greek stifados are hearty, onion-filled stews. Frozen pearl onions, which don't need any finicky peeling, make this dish a snap. Complete the meal with roasted potatoes or buttered orzo.
Lamb-and-Apricot Tagine with Almond Couscous
Tagines are one-pot wonders: lots of ingredients but not so much work, and the stews always have layers of flavor.
Lamb Chops with Grape Leaf Salsa Verde
Jimmy Bannos Jr. pays homage to his Greek heritage with this lamb dish. He combines brined grape leaves—traditionally stuffed with rice—with capers and herbs to create a tangy condiment for the lamb, then tosses quinoa with classic Greek salad components for a superhealthy and tasty side.