Warm Balsamic Lamb Salad


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 600g lamb trimmed
  • 600g butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeds removed, cut into 3cm cubes
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, cut into thirds
  • 1 large red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 60g baby rocket leaves
  • 35g feta cheese, crumbled


  • Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Whisk oil, vinegar and salt and pepper in a ceramic bowl. Add lamb. Turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Place pumpkin on baking tray. Spray with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast, turning once, for 35 minutes or until golden and tender. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Meanwhile, preheat a barbecue grill on medium-high heat. Lightly spray asparagus and onion with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Remove to a large bowl.
  • Remove lamb from marinade. Barbecue for 3 to 4 minutes on each side for medium or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate. Cover with foil. Stand for 5 minutes. Thinly slice.
  • Add rocket, feta and pumpkin to onion mixture. Toss gently to combine. Place salad on serving plates. Top with lamb and serve.