Lamb Chops with Olive Salsa

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
Serves 1.
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1/2 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • two 1 inch thick rib lamb chops (about 1 pound total)
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata or other brine cured black olives, pitted and chopped coarse
  • 1 small plum tomato, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
Directions
  • Preheat broiler.

  • On a plate, stir together oregano, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon oil. Dip both sides of lamb chops in mixture to coat and put on rack of a broiling pan, seasoning both sides of chops with salt and pepper.

  • In a bowl, stir together olives, tomato, onion, parsley, zest, remaining teaspoon lemon juice, remaining teaspoon oil and salt and pepper to taste.

  • Broil lamb chops 2 inches from heat 4 to 5 minutes on each side for medium rare meat.

  • Spoon olive salsa over lamb chops.


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