Minty Lamb Salad with Eggplant Chips

Minty Lamb Salad

This yummy Minty Lamb Salad with Eggplant Chips is a lot like the “Fair Dinkum Minty Lamb Salad” I pull out on Australia Day, same, same but different plus you can’t have enough lamb salads in your life right?

I shared this for Week 28 of Your Weekly Feed and it’s always a winner when we have it.  A good one to have in your repertoire, especially when you are asked to “bring a salad”.  It’s great as a meal on it’s own or as a side, for lunch or dinner.  The dressing is especially good in this one.

Minty Lamb Salad with Eggplant Chips


  • 600 g lamb fillets or back strap cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsp soy or Tamari sauce
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 small or 1 large head of broccoli, cut into bite sized florets
  • 200 g sugar snap or snow peas
  • 1 small eggplant
  • 3/4 punnet cherry tomatoes
  • 4 - 5 C baby spinach
  • For the Dressing
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 small or 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp fresh mint leaves, finely chopped


  1. Combine lamb & soy sauce in a bowl, cover & refrigerate so that it can marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight if you can.
  2. Cut the eggplant into thin slices and lightly salt, let sit for a few minutes
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add the lamb and cook under browned and tender, cool (about 7ish minutes depending on your bite sizes!)
  4. Wash the salt off the eggplant and heat a little bit of olive oil in a small fry pan and lightly fry the eggplant about 2 minutes on each side, drain
  5. Cook the broccoli & sugar snap or snow peas in your preferred way (steam, boil or microwave, steaming is always best) until tender, rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process and kep the bright green colour, drain well and cool.
  6. Combine lamb, broccoli, sugar snap peas, eggplant, tomatoes, sprouts and baby spinach in a bowl.
  7. Combine all the dressing ingredients together in a jar and shake well
  8. Pour dressing over salad and toss.


Do you like a lamb salad?  Do you call eggplants, eggplants or aubergines? 



2 comments on “Minty Lamb Salad with Eggplant Chips

  1. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    November 15, 2015 at 7:58 am

    You are right, you can’t have too much lamb salad in your life! This looks really yummy and will definitely be making an appearance on our dinner table. Thanks for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays, I hope you have a great week x

    • Vicki
      November 15, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      I love this one and the dressing really makes it too.

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