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Leg of lamb with salsa verde

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


  • Preheat the oven to 170ο C (338ο F) set to fan.
  • Place the lamb leg onto your working surface.
  • With a knife, score the surface of the meat. Cut the garlic into thin slices and then, place them into the cuts.
  • Transfer the lamb thigh into a piece of parchment paper and add the thyme and rosemary sprigs. Add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, the spice mix, and spread on the whole surface of the lamb.
  • Fold with parchment paper and aluminum foil. Transfer into a baking pan with a rack, and roast for 3 hours. Then, unfold and roast for 30-45 more minutes.
  • In a pot with boiling water, add the rice and boil for 10 minutes.

For the salsa verde

  • In a blender, add the coriander, mint, parsley, and basil, without the stems.
  • Add the chili peppers finely chopped, lime zest and juice, garlics, caper, vinegar, honey, salt, pepper, water, olive oil, and beat well until the ingredients are dissolved and turned into a salsa.

To serve

  • Place a frying pan on heat and add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Drain the rice and add it to the hot pan. Add salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons of the salsa verde, and mix.
  • In a bowl, add the yogurt, 2 tablespoons of the salsa verde, mix and serve with the lamb and rice.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
48 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
101 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
150 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
13 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
12 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
94 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
15 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
20 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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