Low-Carb and Protein-Rich

Arugula Lamb Summer Salad

with pesto
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Arugula Lamb Summer Salad

Arugula Lamb Summer Salad - Crisp green with delicate protein

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Health Score:
90 / 100
25 min.

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Nutritional values

Lamb meat contains a lot of vitamin B12, which is only found in animal products. The micronutrient is involved in the formation of red blood cells. The dairy product Feta brings plenty of calcium and phosphorus to the table. This combo is used for strong bones as well as teeth and reduces the risk of developing osteoporosis (bone loss).

Our quick summer salad can also be prepared with fresh baby spinach instead of chard, depending on the season. If you don't like feta, you can simply replace the cheese with mozzarella. For a vegetarian version, simply omit the lamb loin and sprinkle the salad with a handful of walnuts instead.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie436 cal.(21 %)
Protein32 g(33 %)
Fat31 g(27 %)
Carbohydrates6 g(4 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage3.6 g(12 %)
Vitamin A0.5 mg(63 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E4.3 mg(36 %)
Vitamin K84 μg(140 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.5 mg(45 %)
Niacin14.6 mg(122 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate99 μg(33 %)
Pantothenic acid1.4 mg(23 %)
Biotin6.1 μg(14 %)
Vitamin B₁₂2.3 μg(77 %)
Vitamin C51 mg(54 %)
Potassium925 mg(23 %)
Calcium205 mg(21 %)
Magnesium84 mg(28 %)
Iron4.1 mg(27 %)
Iodine29 μg(15 %)
Zinc4.7 mg(59 %)
Saturated fatty acids9 g
Uric acid212 mg
Cholesterol100 mg
Complete sugar6 g


12 ozs Lamb loin
4 Tbsps olive oil
7 ozs red Cherry tomatoes
7 ozs yellow Grape tomato
2 mini cucumbers
3 ozs Baby chard
1 bunch Arugula (3 ounces)
4 ozs Feta
4 Tbsps Basil pesto (refrigerated from market)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps


Pat the lamb loin dry. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan. Sear lamb in it for 3-4 minutes on all sides over medium heat, it should still be pink inside. Remove, season with salt and pepper and let rest.


In the meantime, wash tomatoes and leave whole and on the stem, if desired, or pluck and cut in half. Clean and wash cucumbers and slice lengthwise into thin strips. Wash chard and arugula and spin dry.


Cut lamb crosswise into slices. Arrange tomatoes with meat, chard, arugula and cucumber slices on a platter. Crumble feta on top. Mix pesto with remaining oil, season to taste, drizzle over quick summer salad and serve.