Seeking a more posh atmosphere at your next grill party? Add grilled lamb chops to the menu, mince those fresh herbs and concoct a moreish Paleo tzatziki dip that will leave everyone wondering where you get all your foodie inspiration from.
Lamb is an underused meat that deserves a bit of reassuring attention from time to time. It is a staple in the Mediterranean diet for several good reasons – it is an easily digestible protein, contains abundant vitamins (A, B3, B6 and B12) as well as several essential trace minerals, zinc is present to help support your immune system and aid the healing of wounds, there is iron and selenium and we could go on. Bottom line, it is tasty and good for you.
If you are an explorative cook consider the following – lamb served with horta vrasta is such a treat that you never look at dandelion greens in the lawn the same way again. In Greek it means “boiled greens”, so if you aren’t able to gather fresh dandelions you can always improvise and make it with Swiss chard, turnip and collard greens, adding extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and lemon juice to taste.
We suggest to finish the meal with a watermelon and mint salad which acts more like a dessert, just in case a hint of cool sweetness is desired.
Lemon And Basil Grilled Lamb Chops Recipe
Protein: 19g / %
Carbs: 3g / %
Fat: 28g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 4 to 6 lamb chops, thick-cut
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
- 3 tbsp. fresh chives, minced
- 3 tbsp. garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Combine the basil, parsley, chives, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Drizzle the lemon-basil mixture over the lamb chops and let marinate at room temperature for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- Grill the lamb chops 4 to 6 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.
- Let the chops rest 4 to 5 minutes before serving.