A Cup of Tea and Cake’s Maple Sumac Lamb

Lamb / Easter / Influencer / Mains

4 portions


  • 120g couscous  
  • 160ml boiling water
  • 4 x 200g lamb loin
  • 2tbsp sumac 
  • 2tbsp pure maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste)
  • 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 60g parsley, chopped
  • 60g mint leaves, chopped 
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 avocado, skinned and chopped into small pieces
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 500g cherry tomatoes
  • Greek yoghurt + flatbreads, to serve 


  1. Place the couscous and boiling water in a large heatproof bowl, cover with cling film and then set aside for at least 10 minutes until the water has been absorbed.
  2. Place the lamb into a shallow bowl, then add the sumac, maple syrup, olive oil and salt and pepper, coating the lamb well in the marinade. Set aside. 
  3. Chop your parsley, mint, cucumber, feta and avocado, then fluff up the couscous and add everything to the bowl with a grind of salt and pepper. Mix well. 
  4. Add a little oil to a frying pan over a high heat, or preheat your barbecue to a high heat. Add the lamb, frying for 3-4 minutes each side. Once cooked, cover with silver foil and leave to rest for 10 minutes.  
  5. Divide the tomatoes and couscous between your plates, then slice the lamb and serve up. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle with a little extra olive oil and serve with the yoghurt and flatbreads.

This maple sumac lamb is the perfect summertime dish for enjoying al fresco with friends. 

If you like the look of this lamb recipe, then take a look at more of A Cup of Tea and Cake’s recipes on their website.

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