Moroccan lamb merguez patties with warm carrot salad
Mediterranean, Paleo, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
20 – 35 Minutes
Aromatic spices infuse flavor into these fast and easy paleo lamb patties, served with a North African–-inspired salad of greens, pan-roasted carrots, and tahini dressing.
In your bag
- 3 tablespoons roasted almonds
- 1 teaspoon baharat
- 3 or 4 organic carrots (about 10 ounces total)
- 10 ounces ground lamb
- 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro
- Merguez spice blend (fennel seeds - sweet paprika - granulated garlic - cumin - coriander)
- 1 wedge preserved lemon
- Sun Basket lemon-tahini dressing base (fresh lemon juice - tahini - fresh garlic - fresh orange juice - Marash chile flakes)
- 3 ounces organic baby arugula or other leafy greens
- 2 tablespoons golden raisins
Baharat, the Arabic word for “spices,” is a blend that typically includes coriander, cumin, black peppercorns, and cardamom. It’s commonly used in Middle Eastern cooking for everything from roasted meats and stews to salads and curries.
Make It Ahead
The lamb patties (Step 3) can be prepared and shaped (but not cooked) up to 1 day ahead (chop only half the cilantro; save the rest for the salad). Cover and refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, proceed with Steps 1, 2, 3 (cook the patties), 4 (plus chopping the remaining cilantro), and 5.
Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill. Set the lamb patties on the grill directly over the heat and cook, turning once, until lightly charred and cooked to the desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side.
Calories: 700, Protein: 35g (70% DV), Fiber: 8g (32% DV), Total Fat: 50g (77% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 31g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 10g (50% DV), Cholesterol: 75mg (25% DV), Sodium: 560mg (23% DV), Carbohydrates: 30g (10% DV), Total Sugars: 15g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).
Contains: Tree Nuts
Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.