Having a few specialty ingredients in your pantry, such as the spice blend ras el hanout and oil-cured olives, is the fastest way to a deluxe dinner that's easy enough for weeknights and special enough for Saturday's dinner party. Round out the meal with steamed potatoes, simply dressed salad greens and a glass of white Côtes du Rhône. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2018

Carolyn Malcoun


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to high.

  • Combine tomatoes, olives, parsley, 1 tablespoon oil and pepper in a small bowl.

  • Brush lamb with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with ras el hanout. Grill 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Serve with the relish.


Tips: The Moroccan spice blend ras el hanout typically features cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, ginger, cardamom, and ground black and red pepper. It's also great stirred into potato salad or roasted vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

427 calories; 27.4 g total fat; 7.7 g saturated fat; 125 mg cholesterol; 296 mg sodium. 128 mg potassium; 3.2 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 37.2 g protein; 691 IU vitamin a iu; 11 mg vitamin c; 12 mcg folate; 55 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 7 mg magnesium;