Baby Lamb Chops with Parsley and Mint Pesto Dipping Sauce

Save Recipe
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 18 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 8 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
Share This Recipe


1 cup flat-leaf parsley tops, 3 handfuls

1/4 cup, 6 to 8 sprigs, fresh mint

1 large clove garlic

1/4 cup (2-ounce package) sliced almonds

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

Salt and pepper

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 racks baby lamb (have the butcher cut into chops)


  1. Preheat grill pan or large heavy skillet over medium high to high heat.
  2. In a food processor, combine parsley, mint, garlic, almonds, cumin, coriander and pulse until mixture is finely chopped. Add a little salt and pepper and vinegar to the processor and turn it back on. Stream in extra-virgin olive oil until a sauce forms. Stop processor, taste and adjust seasonings. Transfer to a small bowl using a rubber spatula.
  3. Drizzle chops with extra virgin olive oil, season with salt and pepper and grill for 3 to 5 minutes on each side for medium rare to medium well doneness. Arrange chops around the dipping sauce and serve.
Lamb Chops Scottadita with Salsa Verde
13m Intermediate 100%
Lamb Stew
Alex Guarnaschelli

Lamb Stew

34m Easy 100%
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake
18m Easy 98%
Lamb Chops, Crushed Garlic, Sea Salt, and Pepper