Lamb Chops with Barley Salad and Tomato Dressing


Discover how to make lamb chops into a street food-inspired supper with this colorful flatbread. In addition to the lamb chops, it features a tomato vinaigrette-tossed barley salad recipe.

Lamb Chops with Barley Salad and Tomato Dressing
Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Broil Time:
10 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • cup regular (pearled) barley

  • 2 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped

  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 small lamb loin chops, cut 1 inch thick

  • 1 small cucumber, seeded and chopped

  • ½ cup red sweet pepper strips

  • ¼ cup sweet onion, chopped

  • ½ cup Italian (flat-leaf) parsley or mint, snipped

  • 4 oval-shaped flatbreads, toasted*

  • 4 cup mixed greens


  1. Prepare barley following package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water; drain. Set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, for tomato vinaigrette, in blender or food processor combine tomatoes, vinegar, garlic, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Blend or process until almost smooth. Blend in olive oil. Reserve 1/4 cup to brush on lamb.

  3. Trim fat from lamb. Brush with reserved vinaigrette. Season with salt and black pepper. Place on unheated rack of broiler pan. Broil, 4 to 5 inches from heat, 10 to 15 minutes (160 degrees F); turn chops once halfway through.

  4. In large bowl combine cooked barley, cucumber, sweet pepper, onion, and parsley. Toss with about 3/4 cup of the tomato vinaigrette. To serve, top flatbreads with greens, barley salad, and lamb chop. Pass remaining vinaigrette. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

580 Calories
21g Fat
71g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 580
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 674mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 47.8mg 239%
Calcium 141.4mg 11%
Iron 5.2mg 29%
Potassium 801mg 17%
Folate, total 80.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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