Lamb cutlets and olive mash

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8-12 French-trimmed lamb cutlets
4 large jacket potatoes (~350g)
1 Tbsp olive oil marg
2 Tbsp low-fat milk
1/2 head of broccoli
200g beans
4 carrots cut into sticks
small jar of pesto


1. Chop the potatoes into large chunks. Place in a large MW bowl and cover with water. Cook for 15-20 minutes until tender. Drain the water, add the olives, milk and butter and mash. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Whilst potato is cooking, season the cutlets and place onto a wire rack in a large baking tray.
4. Place cutlets under the grill and cook for 3 minutes. Turn cutlets over and spread 1 teaspoon pesto over the uncooked side. Grill for a further 3 to 4 minutes for medium or until cooked to your liking.
5. Serve with olive potato mash, green beans, broccoli and carrots.