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Kale and Pomegranate Salad with Grilled Lamb

A delicious salad featuring grilled lamb, kale, and pomegranate
lamb kale salad

Courtesy of the American Lamb Board

Looking for a new take on lamb? Try this salad with kale, walnuts, pomegranates, and gorgonzola.

This recipe is provided by the American Lamb Board.

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 2 Teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons pomegranate balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 5 Cups baby kale
  • 1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup pomegranate seeds or sliced red grapes
  • 1/4 crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/4 Cup walnut halves, toasted
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the marinade:

  • 1 1/2 Cup pomegranate juice
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1 American lamb leg, deboned, butterflied, trimmed of visible fat

Directions

For the salad:

Remove lamb from marinade; pat dry.

Heat gas grill to high; scrape grates clean and brush with oil. Grill lamb, fat side down, over medium-high heat 25 to 35 minutes total, turning halfway through cooking. Cook to desired doneness, about 145°F for medium-rare and 160°F for medium. Remove lamb from grill and loosely cover with foil; let rest about 15 minutes and thinly slice.

In a large bowl, whisk together mustard, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Add kale, fennel and pomegranate seeds or grapes; toss to coat.

To serve, arrange dressed salad on a platter; top with sliced lamb, Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts.

For the marinade:

In a large, plastic, zip top bag, combine pomegranate juice, oil, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, cumin, salt and pepper. Add lamb to marinade in bag; refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

Nutritional Facts
Servings5
Calories Per Serving1601
Total Fat112g100%
Sugar15gN/A
Saturated43g100%
Cholesterol432mg100%
Protein119g100%
Carbs23g8%
Vitamin A54µg6%
Vitamin B1216µg100%
Vitamin B61mg54%
Vitamin C13mg22%
Vitamin E3mg17%
Vitamin K93µg100%
Calcium144mg14%
Fiber4g15%
Folate (food)168µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)168µg42%
Iron13mg71%
Magnesium185mg46%
Monounsaturated52gN/A
Niacin (B3)40mg100%
Phosphorus1177mg100%
Polyunsaturated10gN/A
Potassium2144mg61%
Riboflavin (B2)2mg93%
Sodium1893mg79%
Thiamin (B1)0.9mg58.5%
Zinc22mg100%