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Barbecued Za’atar Lamb with Avocado Fattoush

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time35 mins

Barbecued Za'atar Lamb with Avocado Fattoush

 2 small pita bread
  cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
 2 ½ tbsp za’atar
 2 tbsp sumac
 2 lemons, juiced. Finely grated rind of ½ lemon
 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
 12 lamb cutlets
 2 large Hass avocados, halved, peeled and cut into wedges
 2 Lebanese cucumbers, coarsely diced
 200 g yellow grape tomatoes, sliced
 1 small baby cos lettuce, coarsely chopped
 ¾ cup each of mint and flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
 Crushed pistachios and lemon wedges, to serve

Preheat oven to 180C and line a large baking tray with baking paper. Place flatbread on tray, drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil, scatter with 1 tbsp za’atar and season to taste. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Cool completely, break into shards and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Combine lemon rind, 2½ tbsp oil, half the garlic and remaining za’atar in a large bowl, season to taste. Add lamb, rub well to coat and set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.


Combine lemon juice and remaining garlic in a large bowl, stand for 10 minutes to soften the flavour of the garlic. Add sumac and remaining oil, season to taste.


Preheat a char-grill or barbecue to medium-high heat. Drain cutlets from marinade and grill, turning once, for 4-5 minutes or until browned and cooked medium-rare. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes.


While the lamb rests, add Hass avocado, cucumber, tomato, herbs, spring onion and toasted pita to dressing. Toss to combine and serve with lamb, scattered with crushed pistachios.

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