Greek Lamb Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Bring Mediterranean sizzle to the table with the elemental Greek trio of lamb, yogurt, and cucumber. Dried tart cherries make the dish sparkle.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish: 30 mins
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Greek Lamb Salad with Yogurt Dressing
Ingredients
2
teaspoons snipped fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1
clove garlic, minced
8
ounces boneless lamb leg sirloin chops, cut 1/2 inch thick
8
cups torn fresh spinach or torn mixed salad greens
1
15 ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/4
cup chopped, seeded cucumber
1/2
cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/4
cup chopped green onions
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
clove garlic, minced
1/4
cup dried tart cherries or golden raisins
Directions
  1. Combine rosemary and 1 clove garlic; rub evenly onto lamb chops. Place chops on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 12 to 15 minutes, turning once halfway through.* Cut lamb chops into thin bite-size slices.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl toss together spinach, garbanzo beans, and cucumber. Divide spinach mixture among 4 plates. Arrange lamb slices atop spinach mixture.
  3. For dressing, in a small bowl combine yogurt, green onions, salt, pepper, and 1 clove garlic. Drizzle dressing over salads. Sprinkle with cherries. Makes 4 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
*

If desired, grill chops on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals to desired doneness, turning once halfway through. (Allow 10 to 14 minutes for medium-rare or 14 to 16 minutes for medium.)

Nutrition Facts (Greek Lamb Salad with Yogurt Dressing)
    Per serving:
  • 243 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 36 mg chol.,
  • 569 mg sodium,
  • 29 g carb.,
  • 8 g fiber,
  • 20 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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