Spiced Lamb & Hummus Wraps

A perfect cheat for the slow cooker!

This is another recipe from the Gluten Free Cookbook, but we haven’t kept it gluten free as the corn tortillas were 3 times the price – not very fair for those who actually need it!

We very nearly got put off this recipe as you need to cook the lamb for 4 hours. But we found a plug we could set a timer to, so that it was ready in the slow cooker for when we got in – without being over cooked. It was perfect, it went from being a potentially long recipe eating before 7:30pm!

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Admittedly we didn’t make the hummus from scratch, we just added the garlic, lemon juice, oil and paprika to a plain hummus we bought. It saved time, money and washing up. We did something similar by adding to a raita we got with an indian takeaway at the weekend… can’t say it saved us money though!

Personally I love lamb, and think it’s great when you find an exciting new way to serve it. I thought it was really nice considering how hassle free it felt! If we make this one again we will serve it with a cucumber and mint raita. We put mint in the salad, but it just wasn’t enough. Although it would be interesting to see if it would still work with the hummus too…

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Chicken Tikka Skewers with Cucumber & Mint Raita

From our new book ‘The Gluten Free Cookbook’.

Although we don’t need a gluten free diet it is interesting to pick up meals from different sources. We found this recipe and served it with coconut rice… and it’s made it’s way into our favourites!

You can find the chicken skewers recipe here and a basic coconut rice here (we added lemon zest too). Don’t be put off by marinating the chicken for an hour – you can prepare the raita and chop the coriander & finishing touches ready for the rice… maybe unload the dishwasher and put some washing on too! I prepared my lunch for the next day so it felt like I was saving time if anything!

We’d advise to fill the skewers with the chicken rather than leaving spaces… as although soaking the skewers is a good idea, they will still burn if exposed. Our kitchen smelt like a campfire!

The chicken has a bit of a kick to it! But served with the raita it finds a happy medium. You could always experiment with slightly different styles of raita to change it up. But for a fairly simple recipe it’s colourful and punchy!