Roasted rump with freekah and pomegranate salad

  • Serves 4
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 15mins
Roasted rump with freekah and pomegranate salad


  • Serves 4

Freekah salad

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place a frying pan over a moderately high heat. Rub the lamb with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Sear for 8 minutes or until nicely browned all over. Rub with mustard and transfer to an oven tray. Roast for 12-15 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes, loosely covering with foil.
  2. Slice the rested lamb and serve with the freekah salad and a dollop of mustard.
  3. For the freekah salad:
  4. Mix the freekah with the amonds, pomegranate seeds and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and dress with the olive oil and pomegranate molasses.


  1. The freekah salad also works beautifully with roasted shoulder or leg of lamb.
  2. Freekah is a Middle Eastern dried and roasted green wheat, available from supermarkets or delis. Cook according to instructions on the packet.
  3. Try substituting the freekah with other grains, such as cous cous, brown rice or quinoa.
  4. Pomegranate molasses is a reduced pomegranate syrup, available from supermarkets.