Nicoise Lamb Salad

Nicoise Lamb Salad

Serves 4


  • 500 g / 1 lb Scotch Lamb neck fillet, trimmed

  • A little olive oil

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 large eggs

  • 350 g / 12 oz small new potatoes, halved

  • 100 g / 4 oz green beans, trimmed

  • 150 g / 5 oz cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 50 g / 2 oz pitted black olives

  • 30 ml / 2 tbsp capers, drained

  • 50 g / 2 oz rocket leaves

  • zest and juice 1 lemon

  • 30 ml / 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives

  • 30 ml / 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 5 ml / 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • A pinch of sugar

Cooking Method

  1. Preheat a griddle pan. Place the lamb fillet on a board, rub all over with a little oil and seasoning. Place on the hot griddle and cook over a medium heat for 15-20 mins, turning regularly until they are charred on the outside but still pink in the centre. Remove from the heat and leave to rest for 5 mins.
  2. Place the eggs in a small pan of water, bring to the boil, then simmer for 6 mins. Drain and rinse in cold water, tapping the shells all over. Peel away the shells and thickly slice the eggs.
  3. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 10 mins or until tender. Cook the beans in boiling salted water for 4 mins until just tender. Drain both the potatoes and beans then rinse in running water until cold and drain again.
  4. Place the eggs, potatoes, beans, tomatoes, olives, capers and rocket in a large bowl. Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl with seasoning, pour over the salad and toss together.
  5. Divide the salad between four bowls. Thinly slice the lamb and lay it on top of the salad. Serve immediately.

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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