Bulgar wheat fattoush with sumac-spiced lambReviewed by our expert panel
(at time of publication)
- ¾ cup cracked or bulgar wheat
- 2 large wholemeal pita pockets
- 500g lamb leg steaks
- 1 teaspoon sumac, plus 1 teaspoon extra
- spray oil
- 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
- 4 spring onions, trimmed, thinly sliced
- 3 Lebanese cucumbers, quartered, deseeded, diced
- ½ cup chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, mint, coriandercilantroX
- ⅓ cup low-fat tzatziki
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 Preheat oven to 160ºC. Place bulgar wheat in a large, heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Set aside for 20 minutes or until softened. Rinse under cold running water. Drain, pressing out water with a metal spoon.
2 Meanwhile, place pita pockets on a large baking tray. Bake for 8-10 minutes turning once or until golden and crisp. Remove, cool then break pita pockets into bite-sized pieces.
3 Sprinkle lamb evenly with sumac. Place a large chargrill pan over a high heat and spray with oil. Grill lamb for 2-3 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking. Remove, cover loosely with tinfoil and set aside to rest for 2-3 minutes. Thinly slice.
4 Place wheat, tomatoes, spring onions, cucumber, herbs, extra sumac and pita pocket pieces in a large bowl and gently toss to combine. Drizzle with combined oil and lemon juice dressing. Serve topped with a quarter of the sliced lamb and a dollop of tzatziki.
Make it gluten free: Use quinoa instead of bulgar wheat and use gluten-free flat bread. Check sumac and tzatziki are gluten free.
Nutrition Info (per serve)
Total fat 16g
–Saturated fat 5g
Dietary fibre 12g
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