Mini Thai Lamb Salad Bites

These mini thai lamb salad bites contain bursts of fresh thai flavours on bite-sized rounds of cucumber.

They make a great high protein light lunch or snack or a fabulous appetiser when entertaining.

Nourish 101:

  • Lamb is a great source of protein and iron. Iron is needed for the transportation of oxygen around your body and for muscle function, cell function and the formation of enzymes. 
  • Lamb's rich iron content is also great to replenish blood loss in women. 
  • Cucumbers have beneficial detoxification and cleansing properties and support healthy, glowing skin. 
  • Cucumbers also help to reduce inflammation and swelling in joints and with their balance of water content and fibre help to prevent constipation. 
  • Fresh herbs such as coriander and mint contain beneficial minerals and antioxidants.

Recipe:

Mini Thai Lamb Salad Bites

Ingredients:

  • 250g Lamb Backstrap
  • 1 large Cucumber, sliced into 3/4cm thick diagonal rounds 
  • 3/4 cup Cherry Tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/3 cup, loosely packed, Fresh Coriander
  • 1/3 cup, loosely packed, Fresh Mint
  • 1/4 small Red Onion, finely diced
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1 teaspoon Fish Sauce

Method:

  1. Cook lamb over medium heat on a lightly oiled frying pan for 4 minutes each side.  Remove from heat and allow to rest.
  2. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl gently toss cherry tomatoes, coriander, mint, onion, lime juice and fish sauce. 
  3. Thinly slice lamb into strips, add to bowl of ingredients and gently toss. 
  4. Spoon portions of the mixture onto each cucumber round. Make sure each piece of cucumber has some of each ingredient. 
  5. Serve immediately or keep chilled. 

Recipe Tips:

  • Cutting the cucumber on a diagonal round will give you more surface area for your filling to sit on top of.

Make It Personal:

  • You can also substitute lamb for sirloin beef steak.
  • Add 1 clove garlic, crushed. 
  • Add 1 ling red chilli, de-seeded and finely diced. 
  • For a balance of subtle sweetness add 1 teaspoon honey with lime juice and fish sauce. 
  • For added crunch, serve these mini bites with a sprinkle of crushed roasted peanuts.

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  • 10
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  • 8
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  • 16
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All of the LLN recipes are:
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Soy Free
  • Yeast Free
  • Preservative Free
  • Processed Sugar Free
This recipe is also:
  • Nut Free
  • Egg Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Grain Free
  • Fructose Free
  • FODMAP Friendly
  • Corn Free
  • Paleo

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