These lamb fillets with chargrilled eggplant and garlic sauce can be made into the perfect summertime salad that is perfect for those on a diet with only 348 kcals per portion.  It’s quick and easy and can be ready in under half an hour.



Total Time          20 min

Serves               4


  • 4 firm baby eggplant, cut lengthways into 5mm-thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 x 120g lamb fillets
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 120g natural yoghurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons baby capers, rinsed, drained


  • Brush eggplant with a little oil and season with pepper. Heat a large char-grill pan or large fry-pan on high heat. Cook eggplant, in batches, for 1-2 minutes each side until slightly charred. Remove and keep warm.


  • Brush the lamb fillets with the remaining oil and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat the same char-grill or fry-pan over medium-high heat and cook the lamb in batches, turning, for 6 minutes for medium-rare (or until cooked to your liking). Cover the lamb loosely with foil and leave to rest for 3 minutes.


  • Roughly chop half the mint leaves and place in a bowl with yogurt, garlic, lemon juice and capers. Stir to combine, then season to taste with salt and pepper.


  • Slice lamb and arrange on plates with the eggplant. Drizzle with yogurt sauce and scatter with remaining mint leaves.


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