Monday, May 17, 2010

Roasted Butterflied Lamb Leg With Roasted Beetroot Salad

Roasted beetroot salad with walnut and goats cheese is a favourite at the tummies'. It is an extremely easy and delicious salad on its own or as a side dish to a simple lamb roast like this. I picked up a piece of organic butterflied lamb leg for $6 (again bargains can be found at the supermarket on the right day!) the other day. It was simply marinated and roasted to go with our favourite salad. 

serves 3 to 4
you'll need;
1 butterflied lamb leg, marinated with greek oregano, smoke paprika, salt, pepper and olive oil
2 beetroots
300 g of rockets
a handful of walnuts
goats cheese in  oil (we used Meridith Dairy) or  good feta
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper

Wrap beetroots in foil and bake in the hot oven for 1 hour or til tender.

Peel the beetroots when they are cool enough to handle, cut in to pieces and season well with salt and pepper. Mix in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, set aside.

Remove marinated lamb from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking.

Brown lamb on a hot griddle then roast it in the hot oven for 20 to 25 minutes or to the doneness of your choice.

Assemble the salad by mixing the marinated beets, rocket, goat cheese and walnut in a salad bowl. Rest the beef before slicing.

With lamb this flavoursome and juicy, a little hot mustard is all one needs.


  1. That is a simple and very delicious meal! $6 for a piece of organic lamb, that is a a bargain indeed!

  2. What a delicious sure did find a bargin that lamb would cost around $20 here. The salad looks great.

  3. What a wonderful combination.. I must start to look out for bargains too lol

  4. Ooh I love roasted lamb leg. Please save me some ;)

  5. That is a lovely meal. The salad looks good enough on it's own :)

  6. hmm anda buat makcik lapar la Tummy:)..selama ni tak tahu nak makan beetroots macamana..thanks to you :)

  7. The lamb looks very tender and juicy! Well-prepared!

  8. Harriet from CarltonMay 17, 2010 at 6:11 PM

    Another great dish without having to slave all day in the kitchen! I bought the ingredients for the Lebanese chicken rice, cooking the chicken right now in fact :) I can't wait!

  9. Una verdadera delicia. La pinta es total. Pues no me comería yo un trocito de esa carne tan buena ya mismo.

  10. slam sedap lamb n salad tu..tambah2 your presentation is so beautiful..macam makanan five star hotel..hehehe

  11. Droolworthy dishes, makes me drool..

  12. Wow...Suresh, you seem to have restaurant food everyday!! This is such a lovely dish. But I think my daughter will give me a long face when she sees the beet root...haha.

  13. Oh yum, I LOVE roasted beetroot salad. I make it this way too, but the other day, I discovered if I added small, chopped and roasted pumpkin and potato pieces to it and omitted the greens, I had a whole new delicious salad option. That roast lamb looks utterly mouthwateringly good.

  14. Woow, I can imagine the lamb is crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside! And love the deep deep colour of the beetroot :)

  15. i never cook lamb before and don't know cook either, your roasted lamb look so yummy.

  16. darren ,
    Thank you very much! It was a bargain indeed!

    Thank you very much! I think $18 was the original price.

    Thank you very much! You must!

    CW @ Borneoboy ,
    Absolutely! :)

    Thank you! It is perfect as a light meal!

    CUMI & CIKI ,
    Haha come join us!

    Haha terima kasih makcik...beetroot juga sedap kalau di buat jus .

    Thank you very much!

    Thank you! Please let me know how your chicken rice is going!

    muchas gracias! besos!

    mohdandmeriam ,
    Terima kasih makcik! Hehe ini hidangan yang simple sahaja! :)

    Thank you very much!

    Haha thank you very much! This is so simple I hardly need to do anything :) She must try to like it! :)


    Thank you very much! I am going to try your version of salad next! :)

    the lacquer spoon,
    Thank you! we were quite happy with the lamb :)

    Thank you very much! You must try cooking lamb, it is delicious!

  17. Nice job you did with the lamb that you got for 6 bucks! Man i love Australian lambs. I buy that in bulk here. Lamb is quite expensive here! :(. The dish looks really good with the beet salad on the side!

  18. อร่อย! รักลูกแกะ

  19. $6 for that piece of lamb? I want bargains like this too! That this a simple and delicious meal, I am wondering what is on the menu tomorrow? :)

  20. Wow! whenever I have to make something simple n quick I sit blank for atleast 15 mins.. This time I won't.
    This all looks so tasty and simple and fast to fix.

  21. A very beautiful meal..I love the salad as it is but I think it will taste so good with the lamb!

  22. The price ($6) of lamb is really cheap and my hubby love lamb. I had once cooked lamb with beer.

  23. hi tummies..lamb has always been my favourite!! will try this recipe..thnx 4 sharing ye!

  24. Lamb is a fav in my family too...liked your idea of roasting beets for salad...

  25. Oh, this looks so good. I just hung up the phone from ordering a whole lamb for delivery in November. It's the only way to buy local around here.

  26. Love lamb and marinated lamb sounds good.
    Wow that dish is to die for!Looks fab
    Have a great week ahead, my friend!
    B xx

  27. This looks like such a succulent piece of meat, and perfectly roasted! Such bargains are an extra incentive to go to the market more frequently. Fresher food and potentially better prices, you can't beat that!

  28. lamb and beetroot that's a yummy combo. Looks soo delicious.

  29. That meal sounds superb! Love both lamb and beets and of course the cheese!

  30. Wow, what a nice meal, love them all specially the lamb :-)

  31. wow this looks heavenly what a meal love it do you have a link to the show you are talking about?

  32. thanks for the link just send to the Alaska seafood co looks wonderful Rebecca

  33. WOW talk about gourmet!! that looks incredible, thanks for sharing!

  34. A beautiful autumn meal. I like lamb but, I have not really ever prepared it. It seems that it can be very good or not so good. Yours looks very good. The salad is perfect accompanient with your lamb.

  35. Cool Lassi(e),
    Thank you! It is getting very expensive here too :( Bulk buying is good idea but we only have a small fridge.

    muu :) ,

    KL girl in MELB ,
    Indeed! Menu is out :)

    Thank you! That happen to me all the time.

    Thank you! I can't agree more!

    Anncoo ,
    Very cheap indeed. That sounds good!

    inahar ali ,
    Thank you! I hope you will try it soon!

    Thank you! I think it is a good pairing too

    All Our Fingers in the Pie ,
    Thank you! wow that sounds so exciting!

    Thank you very much dear xxx

    Fresh Local and Best ,
    Thank you! I agree, thats why I like to shop daily :)

    Thank you very much!

    tasteofbeirut ,
    Thank you very much!

    Haha thank you :)

    Thank you! All sent!

    GypsyFox ,
    Thank you very much!

    Velva ,
    Thank you! It is just as easy to prepare lamb :) You will do a good job!

  36. Good morning,

    I’m an intern with Superior Farms and I noticed your great article on your preparation of lamb! I am really excited to see all the interest in lamb. We are kicking off the summer with our summer grilling promotion at We’re giving away a Mediterranean cruise for two and promoting simple Mediterranean seasonings for lamb. We are hoping to get more lamb lovers this summer by highlighting delicious recipes and cooking tips. If you have any posts coming up, we would love to hear about them! Also, look for us on Facebook.

    Thank you for your time!


    Lacie Hoffman

  37. What is a "hot oven?"

    I've never heard of wrapping beet roots in foil and would like to try that today with your Roasted Butterflied Lamb Leg With Roasted Beetroot Salad recipe, so what temperature for the foiled beetroots in the oven? Or 350 for about a half hour before putting the lamb into the oven?

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