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Grilled Lamb Chops with Herb Salad

These tender and juicy grilled lamb chops are marinated in garlic, cumin, lemon zest, and olive oil then served with a bright and refreshing salad made with fresh herbs, red onion, and lemon juice.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 169kcal


  • 12 lamb chops (about 3 lb.)
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 3 large cloves of garlic
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 c loosely packed parsley leaves
  • 1 c loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 c loosely packed cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper


  • In a large bowl mix together the marinade; olive oil, cumin, zest from one lemon, and grated garlic.
  • Season both sides of lamb chops generously with salt and pepper then toss them with the marinade. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour or overnight.
  • Prepare a grill for medium-high heat. Grill the lamb chops to desired doneness, about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest 5–10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss the sliced red onion, herbs, and juice from 1/2 a lemon with a pinch of salt and a few glugs of olive oil.
  • Arrange the grilled lamb chops on a platter. Top with herb salad. Serve immediately.


  • What is the difference between rib chops and loin chops? Lamb rib chops are more tender, individual servings cut from a rack of lamb with one long rib bone attached. Lamb loin chops look like mini T-bone steaks. They're cut from directly behind the ribs. You can use either rib chops or loin chops for this recipe.
  • How far ahead can I marinate the lamb chops? For the best flavor, you want to marinate the lamb chops for at least an hour. They can however marinate longer, up to 24 hours!
Storing + Reheating Leftovers:
  • Leftover ribs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat in a preheated 350F oven for 5-10 minutes. 


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2043IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 3mg