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Lamb Patties with Spring Greens and Mint Salad #paleo #gluten-free

lamb patties with spring greens and mint salad

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 patties 8 cups salad 1x

Description

Lamb Patties with fresh spring greens and mint salad with lemon poppyseed dressing. Gluten free, paleo and dairy free.


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Ingredients

  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon zest, divided, preferably Meyer lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, preferably Meyer lemon
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey, preferably orange-blossom honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 pound lean ground lamb, preferably from the leg
  • 8 cups tender spring greens such as mache (lamb’s lettuce) uplands cress and butterhead lettuce
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives

Instructions

  1. Whisk 1/4 teaspoon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, poppy seeds, honey, Dijon, 1/2 teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper to taste in a large bowl.
  2. Mash garlic and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt with the side of a chefs knife, chives, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon zest, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Add lamb and gently knead until combined. Form into 4 patties. Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Cook patties until there is just a hint of pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil.
  3. Add greens and mint leaves to the dressing and toss to coat. Serve patties with the greens.

Notes

TO MAKE AHEAD: PATTIES CAN BE MADE AND REFRIGERATED 4 HOURS AHEAD. DRESSING CAN BE MADE 1 DAY IN ADVANCE. |
This recipe is adapted from my own which I did for EatingWell in 2010. In the magazine, I did this recipe on a whole-grain bun. You can see it here.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 patty 3 1/2 ounces each, 2 cups salad

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