Harissa lamb with chickpeas

This Moroccan-inspired, slow-cooked lamb dish is low in calories and only uses six ingredients. If you want to make it five, leave out the apricots – you’ll save on sugar too. If you’re on a low-calorie diet, pair it with a low-calorie breakfast and/or lunch as it’s a little over 500 calories.

Each serving provides 522 kcal, 50g protein, 32g carbohydrates (of which 20g sugars), 19g fat (of which 7g saturates), 9g fibre and 0.5g salt. With a GI of 45 this meal is high protein, low GI.


  • 600g/1lb 5oz lean lamb leg steaks, cut into bite-size cubes
  • 1–2 level tbsp harissa paste
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes with herbs
  • 2 x 410g tins chickpeas, drained
  • 12 dried apricots (optional)
  • small bunch (about 30g/1oz) fresh coriander, roughly chopped
Harissa lamb with chickpeas

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