Mediterranean Lamb Chops With Garlic + Herbs

Mediterranean Lamb Chops

Mediterranean Lamb Chops

Lamb is a staple protein in Mediterranean cuisine and can be found in many forms like kebabs, stews, roasts, and shawarma. This Mediterranean Lamb Chop recipes combines some of the key flavors of the region—garlic, olive oil, parsley, oregano, and lemon to make a meal reminiscent of the seaside region.

I loved lamb even when I was a kid. My mom made lamb chops occasionally as a weeknight dinner, but more often it was reserved for a special occasion like Easter, Christmas, or birthdays. The other night my parents bought lamb loin chops for us to have for dinner because I was supposed to have surgery a few days after, and they wanted me to have a nice meal before.

I decided to make Mediterranean Lamb Chops with them, and everyone raved about them! The best part is they were so easy to make! I just rubbed on my Lamb Chops Marinade, and coated them in my Mediterranean blend of garlic and herbs, let them sit, and then popped the lamb chops in the oven.

Garlic and herbs for Mediterranean Lamb Chop.

Garlic and herbs for Mediterranean Lamb Chop.

Seriously, these Mediterranean Lamb Chops are a gourmet entree that are prepped in just minutes. No marinating overnight necessary. You don’t even need a sauce. All you need is lamb loin chops. You probably have everything else you need already. However, if you prefer to make a Mediterranean rack of lamb, you can adapt this lamb chops recipe for that as well.

Mediterranean Lamb Chop Marinade

Servings: 4

Ingredients
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
Whisk all ingredients together until well combined

Mediterranean Lamb Chop Marinade on lamb chops.

Mediterranean Lamb Chop Marinade on lamb chops.

Mediterranean Lamb Chops Recipe

Servings: 4

Ingredients
3 ½-4 pounds lamb loin chops
4 servings Mediterranean Lamb Chop Marinade
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 cup parsley, chopped
¼ cup scallions, minced
½ teaspoon oregano, dried
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
1. Rub lamb chops with Mediterranean Lamb Chop Marinade until well-coated. Place on a well sprayed rack that sits inside your backing sheet.
2. Combine salt and pepper, chopped parsley, scallions, dried oregano, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil in a small bowl.

Garlic and herb crust just before mixed together for Mediterranean Lamb Chops.

Garlic and herb crust just before mixed together for Mediterranean Lamb Chops.

3. Take a tablespoon of the herb mixture and divide it among your lamb chops.
4. Then pat it on both sides of the lamb chops. If you have extra garlic and herb crust, you can put some on the sides.

Starting to coat the Mediterranean Lamb Chops with the garlic herb mixture.

Starting to coat the Mediterranean Lamb Chops with the garlic herb mixture.

Mediterranean Lamb Chops ready for the oven.

Mediterranean Lamb Chops ready for the oven.

5. Let lamb sit for 1 hour at room temperature. This is a great time to make your side dishes!
6. Cook lamb loin chops at 400 for 10 minutes. Note: this is for thick loin chops, if you have thinner chops, adjust accordingly.
7. Switch oven to broil, and continue to cook for 5-8 minutes. Internal temperature should be 125 degrees for medium rare.

What to Serve with Mediterranean Lamb Chops?

This is such a versatile dish, really almost any vegetable and/or starch could work as a side dish. But if you’re keeping in Mediterranean mode, I’d vote for these 2: Cucumber, Tomato, and Onion Salad which is complexly veggie based and/or our Lebanese Bulgur Wheat

Pasta can also pair well with Mediterranean Lamb Chops. Like Bucatini Cacio e Pepe, or even a red sauce like Marinara.

As I said, this dish does not need a sauce. But is you must have a sauce, try our Fat-Free Tzatziki for a creamy yoghurty sauce, or to stick with garlic and herbs, Genovese Pesto is always a winner. Or not a sauce per se, but Caponata, also makes a delicious Mediterranean inspired topping, or even a sprinkle of feta cheese.

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