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Flavorful Lamb with Mint Chimichurri Sauce

Easy recipe for lamb with mint chimichurri.

Are you a fan of lamb chops? I love the tender, juicy, smoky flavor of them. They taste so rich they’re almost decadent! If you do enjoy lamb chops, you’ll definitely want to try this recipe for Lamb with Mint Chimichurri. Bonus points that they cook so quickly and you’ll have dinner on the table in no time at all!

If you’re not familiar with chimichurri, I bet you’ll love it! It’s an uncooked sauce traditionally made of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, and red wine vinegar. This chimichurri also includes fresh mint as well.

All of these flavors play well together. Because of the fresh herbs, it has a refreshing taste, and the strong garlic makes it pungent, while the red vinegar makes it a bit tangy. There’s a lot of flavor in this sauce! It’s easy to make and you can serve it on any type of meat you’d like.

Easy recipe for lamb with mint chimichurri.

How To Prepare Lamb Chops with Chimichurri

Start by making the mint chimichurri. Put the mint leaves, parsley, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Pulse together until the mint and parsley are finely chopped. If you’d prefer, you can chop the mint and parsley by hand and mince the garlic. Stir in olive oil, red wine vinegar, and lime juice. Taste and adjust red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to your preference. Place the sauce in a covered container and put it in the refrigerator while you prepare the lamb.

Heat a large skillet or grill pan over high heat and spray with cooking spray. Season the lamb chops with salt and pepper and cook for 6 minutes on the first side. Flip the chops and cook an additional 3-6 minutes on the second side depending on the doneness that you like your lamb. Timing will be 3 minutes for rare, 4 for medium/rare, 5 for medium, and 6 for medium/well.

Take the chops off of the heat and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving. Give the prepared chimichurri a quick stir and equally distribute the sauce over each chop, about a ¼ cup on each. Now enjoy!

Easy recipe for lamb with mint chimichurri.

Easy recipe for lamb with mint chimichurri.

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Lamb with Mint Chimichurri

Grilled lamb chops topped with flavorful mint chimichurri.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 517kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mint leaves lightly packed
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley lightly packed
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes more or less to taste
  • 1/2 tsp salt more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper more to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • juice of one lime
  • 4 8-10 oz lamb shoulder chops
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place mint, parsley, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse together until mint and parsley are finely chopped (alternatively, you can chop the mint and parsley by hand and mince the garlic). Stir in the olive oil, red wine vinegar and lime juice. Taste and adjust red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to your preference. Place into a covered container and put in the refrigerator while you prepare the lamb.
  • Heat a large skillet or grill pan over high heat and spray with cooking spray. Season lamb chops with salt and pepper and cook for 6 minutes on the first side, and 3-6 minutes on the second side depending on the doneness that you like your lamb (3 minutes for rare, 4 for medium/rare, 5 for medium, and 6 for medium/well).
  • Take the chops off of the heat and let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Give the prepared chimichurri a quick stir and equally distribute the sauce over each chop (approximately ¼ cup each).

Notes

One Serving is 1 cooked chop with 1/4 cup chimichurri

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 517kcal | Total Carbs: 5g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 41g | Fiber: 2g | Net Carbs: 3g

If you like this lamb with mint chimichurri recipe, make sure to try Rosemary Dijon Roasted Lamb Chops. They’re delicious and are ready in just 17 minutes!

Easy recipe for lamb with mint chimichurri.

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