Quick, What’s for Dinner Tonight? Link Up #6


Needing some dinner inspiration on a Wednesday? This week I’ve got a Lamb & Cauliflower Salad as my contribution to the link up which is easy, tasty and low carb and given the amount of fish and chips (mainly chips) I’ve eaten on holiday I’m needing that at the moment and perhaps lots of greens!  But before we get to that have you ever made Gozleme?  Sammie of The Annoyed Thyroid shared this delicious looking Spinach, Feta and Tomato Gozleme recipe with us in last weeks link up and I for one am going to try it. How about you? If you have got any mid week meal recipes you would like to share here please scroll on down and link up, it’s a “linky party” after all!


 How yum, right?  Clever Sammie

So given my need to reboot my eating habits after Easter holidays this Lamb & Cauliflower Salad with some broccoli thrown in for good measure is a tasty, easy and quick mid week dinner.  It’s a warm salad so good for the cooler weather too.


Recipe loosely adapted from here

Quick, What’s for Dinner Tonight? Link Up #6

Serves 4


  • 600g lamb fillet, trimmed
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • handful parsley, washed and finely chopped
  • 1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes, washed and halved
  • 100g goats or feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 large cauliflower, cut into bite sized florets
  • 1/2 head of broccoli, cut into bite sized florets
  • 1/4 C mint leaves, washed and roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • For the salad dressing
  • 4 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbs lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 4 tsp garlic, crushed
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C. Place trimmed lamb fillets in mixing bowl with the oregano, and a pinch of salt and pepper, leaving it to marinate for about 10 minutes.
  2. While marinating steam, boil or microwave the cauliflower & broccoli and then allow to cool slightly
  3. Put the parsley, tomatoes, cheese and mint in a bowl.
  4. In a fry pan hear the olive oil and then sear the lamb fillets on both sides (about 1 minute each) and then cook in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes.
  5. While the lamb is cooking add the cauliflower & broccoli to the rest of the salad ingredients and toss to combine.
  6. Make the salad dressing by whisking all the ingredients together and then pour over the salad.
  7. Remove the lamb from the oven and plate up the salad while the lamb rests.
  8. Slice lamb fillets on angle and put on top of the plated salad
  9. Enjoy

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16 comments on “Quick, What’s for Dinner Tonight? Link Up #6

  1. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    April 15, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Mmm both of those look delicious!

    • Vicki
      April 15, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Thanks lovely and thank you for linking up that delicious pizza!

  2. Veggie Mama
    April 15, 2015 at 10:55 am

    *runs off in search of chips*

    • Vicki
      April 15, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      oh I love chips but can’t face another one for at least a week!

  3. Sasha @ From the Left Field
    April 15, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Oh my! So much yum. I’m really trying to utilise ol’ cauliflower more. Totes want to try this one out! x

    • Vicki
      April 15, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      Cauliflower is my new favourite!

  4. Nancy | Plus Ate Six
    April 15, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    They both look lovely and quick too. Lamb and cauliflower is a great combo.

    • Vicki
      April 16, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks so much for linking up your delicious recipe. I love hearing about how expats source their food too, so interesting in that we take so much for granted here.

  5. peregrinationgourmande
    April 16, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    How could I miss this recipe by Sammie? Looks very good. I’ll have to try it very soon. I’m back this week at your party with a Yotam inspired recipe. You like Yotam don’t you?
    I don’t eat very much meat but your salad looks lovely. Very fancy for a quick diner! xx cathy

    • Vicki
      April 16, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      I love Yotam! Thanks so much for linking up, I’m glad you are feeling better. x

  6. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    April 16, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Thanks for the shout out on ye olde Gozleme. That salad looks delicious. I love cauliflower so much – I never thought to use it in a warm salad. Inspired!

    • Vicki
      April 16, 2015 at 11:04 pm

      My pleasure Sammie now I’m back in my own kitchen I can’t wait to try out your gozleme – have the ricotta ready and waiting!

  7. Jo @ You had us at hello
    April 19, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Good lord these look divine! It’s nearly midnight and now I’m starving!!!! Haha! Will have to dream about that Lamb and cauliflower salad 🙂 And Sammies recipe – I might try make tomorrow, got all the ingredients so that’s a start!

    • Vicki
      April 19, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Just needing something healthy after 2 weeks of eating stodge on holidays! I can’t wait to make Sammie’s either. x

  8. Karin @ Calm to Conniption
    April 23, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I am loving the look of that lamb salad and broc and cauliflower are my favourite veggies. Have saved to try out soon. 🙂

    • Vicki
      April 23, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      Broc & Cauli are my faves too. Hope you are ok. x

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