Mint Pesto Lamb Chops

Mint Pesto Lamb Chops

Pesto is made with fresh mint and walnuts, then served with lamb chops and grilled tomatoes.

30 min. prep time
6 servings
000 Ratings



1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper

Lamb Chops

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
6 (1-inch thick) lamb loin chops
3 tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons freshly shredded Parmesan cheese


Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

Combine all pesto ingredients in medium bowl; set aside.

Combine butter, salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in small bowl. Brush lamb chops with butter mixture; place onto grill. Grill, basting and turning occasionally, 10-15 minutes or until fork tender. Spoon about 1 tablespoon pesto onto each lamb chop.

Place tomato halves onto  grill; spoon about 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese on each tomato half. Continue grilling 2-4 minutes or until heated through.

Serve tomato half along side each lamb chop; serve with remaining pesto.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 330

Fat: 28g

Cholesterol: 55mg

Sodium: 170mg

Carbohydrates: 5g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 17g

Recipe #5569B©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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