Lamb and Quinoa Power Bowl with Tahini Dressing


Featuring SunGold lamb sirloin roast - this one-dish meal is sure to please. It's delicious served hot or cold.


Ingredients List:

  • 1 SunGold Lamb Sirloin Roast, cap on (about 1 1/4 lb/625 g)
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) za'atar seasoning
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vegetable oil

Quinoa:

  • 3 cups (750 mL) cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped cucumber
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice

Tahini Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) tahini paste
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

Preparation & Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). Pat lamb dry with paper towel; rub with za'atar seasoning. Heat oil in large skillet set over medium-high heat; sear lamb, fat side down, for 3 or 4 minutes or until half of the fat has rendered.
  • In small roasting pan, bake lamb for 30 to 35 minutes for medium-rare or until instant-read thermometer inserted into centre of lamb registers 145 degrees Fahrenheit (63 degrees Celsius), or cook until desired doneness. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Quinoa:

  • Meanwhile, toss together quinoa, cucumber, tomato, feta cheese, red onion, olive oil and lemon juice.

Tahini Dressing:

  • Whisk together tahini, 1/4 cup (60 mL) water, lemon juice, parsley, garlic and salt.
  • Divide quinoa mixture among 4 bowls. Top with lamb slices and drizzle with Tahini Dressing.

Tips:

  • For medium doneness, cook lamb to internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit (71 degrees Celsius) and 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74 degrees Celsius) for medium-well.
  • To cook quinoa, bring 1 cup (250 mL) quinoa and 2 cups (500 mL) water to boil in a small saucepan; reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Serves: 4