Lamb with spinach and creamy pesto beans

Want some iron in your life?

This little beauty provides masses of the stuff! It’s mega tasty and one of our client-faves. Simple to make and punches above its weight in flavour and nutrition.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Servings: 2
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 16 baby tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tin of butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 150ml of vegetable, chicken or meat stock
  • 40ml crème fraîche
  • 1 tablespoon green pesto
  • 2 lamb rump steaks
  • 100g fresh spinach
  • sea salt and black pepper

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Roast the tomatoes drizzled with oil for 10 minutes.

Brush the lamb steaks with oil, add salt and pepper and fry in a v hot heavy pan for 2-3 minutes on each side. Leave them on a hot plate to rest.

Gently fry the onion and garlic til translucent. Add the butter beans and stock and simmer for five minutes slightly crushing the beans with a fork as you go. Add the crème fraîche and pesto and a bit of sea salt and black pepper.

Sauté the spinach in butter for a couple of minutes.

Serve the beans, topped with the lamb steak, tomatoes and a little extra pesto, with the spinach on the side.

Recipe picture by Nuush client and triathlete Simon Irons.

Nutrition Info

Lamb

Lamb is an excellent source of vitamin B12, which plays a role in DNA production and nervous system health as well as in the production of red blood cells. It also provides iron for good oxygen transport.

The beans provide some fantastic fibre and are extremely high in molybdenum, which is a trace mineral that detoxifies sulphites. Sulphites can be found in some processed foods such as dried fruit (always go for sulphite-free!) They are also a good source of iron, so this is a very iron-rich meal. Better than supplements!

Find your new natural

Make every day this delicious with a weekly nutrition plan from Nuush.

I have an iron deficiency. You can tell by how wrinkled my clothes are.

Jarod Kintz

Portion Guidelines

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