This Fall Tapas Board with Za’atar-spiced Lamb Lollipops is a unique twist on everyone’s favourite charcuterie board – just add wine and some good company!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws Companies Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine.
Ahh fall…my favourite time of the year is almost here!
And let me tell you – this Fall Tapas Board with lamb lollipops is just a little taste of the crisp, delicious season we have ahead of us. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the harvest, along with some indulgent Mediterranean-inspired flavours.
Last week I filled you in on all that is right in the world: these Salted Iced Coconut Milk Caramel Macchiatos!
And along with all that deliciousness, I mentioned that I was going away on a mini cottage vacation with my girlfriends…the weather didn’t really hold out, but it was a sign of the more comforting things to come with the fall season. I mean, I know this might be crazy to say but we had the most perfect rainy day.
We held out the gloomy, rainy Saturday in Canadian cottage country by watching movies and indulging in some delicious snacks. There might have also been a mimosa or two in the afternoon as the three of us lay in bed enjoying some much-needed downtime.
I swear we’re grown-ups.
There’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence, right?
And speaking of indulgence, I really must come back to this Fall Tapas Board with Lamb Lollipops.
It’s kind of like a charcuterie board – with a twist.
I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned how tasty lamb chops are.
I’ve had them a few times at restaurants in Toronto, but for some reason they’ve always seemed really daunting to cook. The reason I love them is because they taste like steak, and they are just little bites of tender meat that seem perfect for a tapas board.
And given my newfound love of Za’atar spice – a mix of toasted sesame seeds, oregano, sumac and cumin – Loblaws’ September Food Alert Contest seemed like the perfect excuse to try cooking lamb lollipops for the first time with a simple and tasty seasoning.
Because that’s what a tapas board really is right? Simplicity mixed with over the top indulgence.
Now if you didn’t tune in for my other recipes highlighting Loblaws’ Food Alert Item of the month, then you’ve gotta check out all of the good eats I’ve put out over the past few months, like my Peppery Balsamic and Garlic Fiddleheads, my Grilled Asparagus Flatbread, an Easy BBQ Salmon with Avocado Salsa and these scrumptious Peach Gin Fizz Cocktails.
And as if that isn’t exciting enough, Loblaws is hosting a monthly Instagram contest celebrating their Food Alert Items. Since each Food Alert item will only be available for the month, you have to run out and grab it soon for your chance to win up to $250 off your next grocery bill!
Now since I know you’re DYING to get in on this sweet contest, here are the deets:
- Follow @LoblawsON on Instagram
- Ensure that your Instagram account is public (i.e. account privacy set to “off”)
- Upload an original picture to your Instagram that highlights the monthly Food Alert Item – this month it’s Lamb Lollipops
- Include #ShareTheFoodLove in your Instagram post
Will you be trying this Fall Tapas Board with Lamb Lollipops?
Discover the power of fresh herbs and spices this fall!