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Sumac and coriander lamb cutlets with green hummus

This versatile sumac and coriander lamb cutlets with green hummus recipe will work with whatever soft herbs you have on hand - it's a great way to use up leftover bunches.

By Alice Storey
  • Serves 4 - 6

This versatile hummus will work with whatever soft herbs you have on hand - it's a great way to use up leftover bunches.

Ingredients

  • ½ tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 60 ml olive oil (¼ cup)
  • 2 2garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp sumac
  • Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 12 lamb cutlets
  • ½ cup (loosely packed) flat-leaf parsley, torn
  • ½ cup (loosely packed) mint, torn
  • Crumbled feta, flatbread and lemon wedges (optional), to serve
Green hummus
  • 1 cup (loosely packed) rocket
  • ½ cup (loosely packed) coriander
  • ½ cup (loosely packed) flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup (loosely packed) mint
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 60 ml olive oil (¼ cup)
  • 400 gm canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1½ tbsp hulled tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon, or to taste

Method

Main
  • 1
    Dry-roast cumin and coriander seeds in a small frying pan until fragrant (30 seconds). Crush with a mortar and pestle and transfer half to a bowl. Crush remaining spices until finely ground. Add to bowl along with olive oil, garlic, sumac and lemon rind. Add cutlets, toss to coat and season to taste.
  • 2
    For green hummus, process rocket, herbs, spring onion and oil in a small food processor until combined. Add chickpeas, tahini and lemon juice and 1 tbsp warm water, process until smooth (1-2 minutes) and season to taste.
  • 3
    Heat a char-grill pan or barbecue to medium-high, and grill cutlets, turning once, until cooked to your liking (3-4 minutes each side for medium-rare). Scatter with herbs and feta, and serve with green hummus, flatbread and lemon.
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  • Author: Alice Storey