Mexico meets Morocco with these delicious Lamb Tacos with Avocado, Feta and Pomegranate. Ready in just 20 minutes, they are perfect for a quick and easy midweek meal or enjoy them as part of a Mexican fiesta. Perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo!
Course Main Course, Tacos
Cuisine Fusion, Mexican, Middle Eastern
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 20minutes
Author Eb Gargano
16soft taco wraps / mini tortillas(or 8 standard tortilla wraps)
2tablespoonsolive or rapeseed oil
1teaspoonchilli flakes(or to taste)
Salt and pepper
4lamb leg steaksroughly 100g/3½oz each
2avocadosskins and stones removed
2tablespoonsfresh corianderchopped finely (plus extra for garnish)
Seeds from 1 small pomegranate(or 100g pomegranate seeds)
Preheat your oven on to 180C / 160C fan/ gas mark 4 / 350F.
Wrap the tacos up in a piece of tin foil to make a sealed parcel.
In a large bowl, mix together the juice of one of the limes, plus the oil, cumin, paprika, chilli and a little salt and pepper.
Place the lamb leg steaks in the marinade and turn to evenly coat. (If you have time you can leave the lamb in the marinade for up to 2 hours for extra flavour, but this is optional.)
Heat a large non-stick frying pan or griddle pan until smoking hot and cook the lamb leg steaks for 1 minute on each side, then turn down the heat to low and cook for a further 2 minutes on each side for medium or 3 minutes on each side for well done.
Remove the lamb from the pan and lay on a board to rest for 5 minutes.
Now place the foil wrapped tacos in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
Next, make the guacamole. Simply mash the avocado, add the juice of 1 lime, 2 tablespoons of chopped coriander and a pinch of salt and stir to combine.
Chop the remaining lime up into quarters.
When the lamb has rested for 5 minutes, cut the lamb up into bitesize pieces.
EITHER serve all the different components (tacos, lamb, guacamole, feta, pomegranate seeds, extra coriander, lime quarters) separately in bowls on the table for everyone to make up their own tacos.
OR spread each taco with a little guacamole, then top with lamb, feta, pomegranate seeds and coriander. Squeeze over a little lime juice and enjoy.
Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.