Warm Lamb & Cauliflower Salad


We’ve just returned from holidays where healthy eating went straight out the window so I’m trying to get back on track and shift some of the bloat.  This warm lamb & cauliflower salad is a quick, easy and low carb mid week meal that’s also really yummy.  Perfect for the cooler autumn nights don’t you think?

Warm Lamb & Cauliflower Salad


  • 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!

Recipe was loosely inspired from here

Do you find it’s all about carbs on holidays?  Do you eat salad in the cooler months?


14 comments on “Warm Lamb & Cauliflower Salad

  1. Dannielle@Zamamabakes
    April 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Definitely perfect for the cooler autumn nights.
    This looks delicious Vicki and I love that it’s low carb.
    Pretty sure this little treasure will star a role in my kitchen next week! Zadada’s going to love it!
    Thanks for joining in with our Fabulous Foodie Friday Fun!
    Have a great weekend ahead xx

    • Vicki
      April 17, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      I hope you both like it and that you have a great weekend too! x

  2. Jodie@FreshHomeCook
    April 17, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    This looks fab Victoria! Lamb is my favourite meat & added to this combo would be absolutely delicious.

    • Vicki
      April 17, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Hi there. Thanks so much we really enjoyed it so I hope you do too.

  3. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    April 18, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    What a great combination! I find I move to warm salads during the cooler months, although I don’t think Brisbane has got the memo that it’s autumn yet!

    • Vicki
      April 19, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      I was just in Townsville, so hot! But chilly in Sydney tonight so I see more warm salads and lots of soups in the future!

  4. Kim @Landofzonkt
    April 23, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Oh Hun, you can cook me lamb any time this looks perfectly cooked. I’m salivating! Beautiful recipe my dear.

    • Vicki
      April 23, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks so much lovely. Clean eating at the moment (as I sneak in some more Anzac slice!).

  5. Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry
    April 24, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Ooh goody, more cauliflower! This looks like a lovely midweek meal Vicki. I love warm salads in winter, not that it ever really gets cold in the true sense of the word in QLD, but winter is a great excuse to eat them!!

    • Vicki
      April 26, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      This salad is a favourite – I’m not sure why I’ theming cauliflower this week!!

  6. jayne
    April 25, 2016 at 9:41 am

    look at that perfectly cooked lamb! I can see you sear first and then cook in the oven – I think I will try cooking it this way next time I do lamb!

    • Vicki
      April 26, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      I think the lamb was due to luck rather than skill but at least I have photographic evidence of it!

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