A real sunshine feast that's made for alfresco eating. The herby cheese topping gives the lamb a distinctly Greek feel and the watermelon panzanella is just so clever!


  • For the lamb

  • 8 lamb cutlets, French trimmed

  • 250g crumbled feta cheese

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 6 tsp, fresh oregano, chopped

  • 80ml olive oil

  • 1 lemon, juice and chopped zest of

  • 8 x 15cm squares of parchment paper

  • Sea salt and black pepper

  • For the watermelon panzanella

  • 8 small ciabatta rolls

  • ½ small red onion, finely sliced

  • 275g diced seedless watermelon

  • 275g diced ripe plum tomatoes

  • 125g diced cucumber

  • 2 tbsp capers, rinsed and drained

  • 200g diced halloumi

  • ½ cup, chopped Kalamata olives

  • 1 bunch basil, roughly chopped

  • For the dressing

  • 50ml Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar

  • 150ml extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • Pinch of sugar

  • Sea salt and pepper


  • 1.

    In a large bowl mix feta, garlic, oregano, olive oil, lemon juice and zest together. Add the lamb cutlets and mix until evenly coated in the mixture. Lay parchment paper squares on a board and place a cutlet in the centre of each, top each with any remaining feta mix and season with salt and pepper. Bring the sides together and form a parcel, leaving the bone exposed at the top, secure with butchers twine or elastic bands. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees Celsius for approximately 10 minutes.

  • 2.

    Rest for 5 minutes and then serve the lamb cutlets in the paper with some crusty bread to mop up all the delicious juices. For the watermelon panzanella, slice the top off each ciabatta roll. Carefully pull out the centres and roughly tear. Place on a roasting tray, along with the ciabatta lids and cook in a pre-heated oven for approximately 5 minutes until golden. Leave to cool.

  • 3.

    Add the remaining ingredients into a large bowl, and then add the toasted bread and mix together. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients and pour over salad. Fill each roll with panzanella and allow the flavours marinate for approximately an hour before serving.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (114 servings)

  • Energy 462kj
  • Fat Total 41g
  • Saturated Fat 17g
  • Protein 17g
  • Carbohydrate 4g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Sodium 309mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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