Greek lamb with warm beans

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Lamb with beans
Lamb with beans
  • Serves: 4

  • Prep time:

    Can leave lamb to marinade overnight if you wish
  • Cooking time:

  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe This quick and simple supper of Greek-style lamb on a warm bean salad makes a nutritious family meal - and it's only 323 calories per serving


  • 8 lamb rack cutlets
  • Knob of butter
  • 1 large leek, trimmed and finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 150ml (¼ pint) good chicken stock
  • 100g (3½oz) fresh green beans, trimmed and chopped into short lengths
  • 400g can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • Good handful of basil leaves
For the marinade:
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Beans and lentils are a healthy side alternative to potatoes, rice and pasta


  1. To make the marinade: Whisk together 2 tbsp of the oil, the lemon zest and juice, and oregano and season well. Put in a shallow, non-metallic dish with the lamb cutlets, coat them in marinade and leave for as long as you can - from 10 mins to overnight.
  2. Warm the rest of the oil with the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. Sauté the leek and garlic for about 10 mins, until soft but not brown. Add the stock and green beans, and cook for 5 mins, then add the canned beans and warm through for a few mins.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan or griddle over a medium-high heat. Shake the excess marinade off the lamb cutlets and fry them for 3-4 mins on each side, depending on thickness.
  4. Put the cutlets on 4 warmed plates. Add torn basil leaves to the bean mixture and spoon it on to the plates. Sprinkle with small basil leaves.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 323(kcal)
  • Fat 19.0g
  • Saturates 6.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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