Garlic Rosemary Rub


Date Published: July 28th, 2020 | Last Updated: July 28th, 2020
Author: Abby |Category: sauces/dips
Serves: 1/2 cup (enough for a 2.5-3kg lamb roast)
Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 30 secs

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This rub is SO freaking good and PACKED with flavour. It goes fantastically on a roasted leg of lamb or as a sauce for a steak. It only takes a few minutes to put together and you only need a few simple ingredients. It’s even better if you get to pick the herbs from your own garden ☺️. You’ve just gotta try this!

This recipe is originally from Damn Delicious where she used this rub on a roast leg of lamb. The lamb was so damn good that I just had to add it to my recipe box and share it with you guys.

Happy cooking!

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp salt – cut the salt in half if you’re going to use it as a sauce
  • 2 tsps ground black pepper

Note: instead of chopping all the ingredients, you can put them all in a food processor and blitz until chopped.

Directions:

In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients. Done!

Summarized Recipe:

Garlic Rosemary Rub

Date Published: July 28th, 2020 | Last Updated: July 28th, 2020
Author: Abby |Category: sauces/dips
Serves: 1/2 cup (enough for a 2.5-3kg lamb roast) | Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 30 secs

Ingredients:

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp salt – cut the salt in half if you’re going to use it as a sauce
  • 2 tsps ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients. Done!

Note: instead of chopping everything you can put all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until combined.
Recipe source: Damn Delicious

Tabbouleh (Mediterranean Quinoa Salad)


Date Published: July 28th, 2020 | Last Updated: July 28th, 2020
Author: Abby |Category: salads, healthy, easy, < 30 mins
Serves: 4 as a side dish | Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 5 mins (20mins including cooking quinoa)

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Tabbouleh (or tabbouli) is a simple mediterranean salad mainly comprised of whole grains, tomatoes and parsley. There are many versions of this salad out there but this one is by far my favourite and simplest. The freshness from the lemon juice and veg pairs really well with a heavy main dish such as a roast lamb. It’s also pretty good as a topping in wraps!

I like to use white quinoa in this recipe for the fluffiness, but you can sub it out for a different whole grain if you like for different textures. This recipe is super simple, healthy and filling. Feel free to add in some baked chicken breast or canned tuna or salmon for an easy lunch.

Anyways, without further ado, here’s the recipe! If you have any comments or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section! You can follow me on instagram, youtube and facebook to see all the recipes I post!

Happy cooking!

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 3 cups of cooked quinoa, cooled to room temp (equates to 1 cup uncooked quinoa) – if you’ve never cooked quinoa before, it’s super simple. Just boil 2 parts water to 1 part quinoa until the liquid is absorbed. You can follow this tutorial for a step-by-step guide on how to make quinoa for some guidance if you need.
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups fresh parsley, finely chopped (either curly or flat-leaf)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins, roughly chopped
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed – optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dressing:
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1.5 tsps lemon or lime juice
    • 3 tsps ground cumin
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (or more to taste)

Directions:

Make the salad dressing by combining all the dressing ingredients together (olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, salt, red pepper flakes) and whisk until incorporated. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the rest of the salad ingredients together (parsley, cherry tomatoes, dried cranberries, black beans (if using)). Add your salad dressing and toss everything together. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature or chilled in refrigerator.

Done!

Summarized Recipe:

Tabbouleh (Mediterranean Quinoa Salad)

Date Published: July 28th, 2020 | Last Updated: July 28th, 2020
Author: Abby |Category: salads, healthy, easy, < 30 mins
Serves: 4 as a side dish | Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 5 mins (20mins including cooking quinoa)

Ingredients:

  • Salad Dressing:
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1.5 tsps lemon or lime juice
    • 3 tsps ground cumin
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
  • 3 cups of cooked quinoa, cooled to room temp (equates to 1 cup uncooked quinoa) – you can follow this tutorial for a step-by-step guide on how to make quinoa for some guidance if you need
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups fresh parsley, finely chopped (either curly or flat-leaf)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins, roughly chopped
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed – optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Make the salad dressing by combining all the dressing ingredients together (olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, salt, red pepper flakes) and whisk until incorporated. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rest of the salad ingredients together (parsley, cherry tomatoes, dried cranberries, black beans (if using)). Add your salad dressing and toss everything together.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature or chilled in refrigerator. Done!