Lamb Cutlets with Broad Bean Purée and Potatoes Recipe

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Total Time30 mins plus marinating
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories560 Kcal28%
Fat34 g49%
Saturated Fat8 g40%

If you’re looking for a new lamb recipe to enjoy this flavoursome meat, give these lamb cutlets with broad bean purée a go and you’ll not be disappointed. This dish uses chilli flakes, garlic, oregano and lemon juice to really bring out the flavours of the meat.



  • zest and juice 2 lemons
  • 3tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3½tbsp olive oil
  • ¾tsp dried red chilli flakes
  • 8 lamb cutlets, trimmed
  • 400g (14oz) baby potatoes, halved if large

for the broad bean purée

  • 500g (1lb 2oz) broad beans, shelled
  • 1tbsp tahini paste
  • good squeeze lemon juice
  • 3tbsp olive oil


  1. In a large bowl, mix the lemon zest with the oregano, garlic, 1½tbsp of the oil, chilli and seasoning, add the lamb and mix to coat. Leave to marinate for 20 minutes or overnight. Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the potatoes for 6 or 7 minutes, until tender but holding their shape. Drain well and leave to dry.
  2. For the purée, in a food processor, blend the broad beans, tahini, lemon juice and oil until fairly smooth. Season and set aside.
  3. Heat a heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat, add the remaining oil then the potatoes and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden, turning occasionally.
  4. If you're not cooking on the barbecue, heat the grill until hot and cook the cutlets for around 5 minutes on each side. You want them really browned and crispy. They will take a little less time on the barbecue. Squeeze over some lemon juice and a sprinkle of sea salt, to serve, alongside the purée.
Top Tip for making Lamb Cutlets with Broad Bean Purée and Potatoes

The broad bean purée will keep for 3 days, covered in the fridge.

Jane Curran

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