Warm Salad with Lamb Chops and Mediterranean Dressing


This colorful grilled meal combines everything you love about salads with a hearty lamb chop recipe. Drizzle with Mediterranean salad dressing and serve with a basket of sliced bread or rolls.

Warm Salad with Lamb Chops and Mediterranean Dressing
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Marinate Time:
1 hrs
Grill Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 42 mins


  • cup olive oil

  • 3 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped green onion (1)

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh marjoram

  • 2 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 8 lamb rib chops, cut 1 inch thick

  • 2 small heads radicchio

  • 1 cup small red and/or yellow cherry or grape tomatoes

  • 6 cup torn fresh romaine, arugula, and/or spinach

  • 4 radishes, coarsely chopped


  1. For dressing, in a medium bowl combine oil, vinegar, green onion, marjoram, thyme, salt, and pepper.

  2. Place lamb chops in a shallow dish. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the dressing over lamb. Turn chops to coat with dressing. Cover dish and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 2 hours. Cover and set aside the remaining dressing.

  3. Meanwhile, cut each head of the radicchio into six wedges, cutting through the core; brush lightly with some of the remaining dressing. Thread tomatoes onto four skewers.* Thread radicchio wedges onto additional skewers, leaving 1/4 inch between pieces.

  4. For a charcoal or gas grill, grill chops on rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat to desired doneness, turning once halfway through grilling time. Allow 12 to 14 minutes for medium rare (145°F) or 15 to 17 minutes for medium (160°F). Add radicchio and tomatoes to grill. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes or until radicchio is slightly wilted and tomatoes are beginning to blister, turning once halfway through grilling time.

  5. Divide greens among four dinner plates. Remove radicchio and tomatoes from skewers. Arrange lamb chops, radicchio, and tomatoes on greens. Drizzle with the remaining dressing; top with radishes.


If using wooden skewers, soak in enough water to cover for 30 minutes; drain before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
22g Fat
7g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 338mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 15.4mg 77%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 533mg 11%
Folate, total 141.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*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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