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Mint Pesto Lamb Chops

Mint Pesto Lamb Chops

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

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30 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time



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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all pesto ingredients in medium bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

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

Nutrition (1 serving)

330 Calories
28 Fat (g)
55 Cholesterol (mg)
170 Sodium (mg)
5 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
17 Protein (g)
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