Minty Roasted Lamb Chops


The classic spring combo of lamb, mint, and peas is mimicked here in this easy dinner. After a flavor-packed rub of garlic, lemon and mint, the chops are simply roasted in the oven.

Minty Roasted Lamb Chops
Prep Time:
20 mins
Roast Time:
17 mins
Total Time:
37 mins


  • ½ cup snipped fresh mint leaves

  • 2 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 8 lamb rib or loin chops, cut 1 inch thick

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 10 ounce frozen peas

  • ¼ cup milk, half-and-half, or light cream

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoon coarsely snipped fresh tarragon

  • Melted butter (optional)

  • Fresh herb sprigs (optional)

  • 4 slices hearty bread, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In bowl combine mint, lemon peel, garlic, the 1teaspoon salt, and pepper. Place chops on rack in shallow roasting pan. Brush both sides of chops with olive oil. Press mint mixture on both sides of chops. Roast, uncovered, 17 to 20 minutes (145 degrees F for medium-rare, 160 degrees F for medium).

  2. Meanwhile, cook peas according to package directions. Drain. Place in food processor or blender. Add milk and 1/4teaspoon salt. Cover and process until nearly smooth. Transfer to bowl; stir in tarragon. Drizzle peas with melted butter; top with fresh herb sprigs. Place chops on bread slices alongside peas. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

377 Calories
17g Fat
12g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 377
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 811mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 26mg 130%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 6.8mg 38%
Potassium 807mg 17%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 5.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*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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