Lamb and Caramelised Onion & Thyme Salad Bowl

Lamb and Caramelised Onion & Thyme Salad Bowl

Serves 2


  • 200 g (7oz) cooked cold lean roast Scotch Lamb i.e. leg or chump, cut into wafer thin slices

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 2 slices rustic bread i.e. ciabatta, torn into croutons

  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • Half an iceberg lettuce, shredded

  • 2 tomatoes, deseeded and sliced

  • 4 baby beetroots, quartered

  • 2 tsp freshly chopped thyme or 1 tsp dried

  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Method

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and fry the garlic and torn bread until the croutons become golden and crisp. Transfer the croutons onto kitchen paper to drain.
  2. Add the remaining oil to the pan and over a low heat, gently cook the onions until they soften and caramelise and without burning turn a rich golden brown. Be patient as this could take 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Meanwhile layer the lettuce, tomatoes, beetroot and croutons in a salad bowl topping with the sliced lamb.
  3. Drain the onions well and spoon over the lamb. Stir the white wine vinegar and thyme into the warm pan juices; mix well then drizzle over the salad.

Delicious with cold cooked pork too. Pop a peeled and chopped eating apple in to cook with the onions or add orange or grapefruit segments just to warm through.


Serving suggestions

You will be surprised at how fulfilling a little leftover cooked meat can be. Finely sliced into a healthy bowl of salad with a finishing flourish of warm caramelised onions. The variations are endless.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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