Grilled Lamb with Chocolate Mint Salsa

Grilled Lamb with Chocolate Mint SalsaRecipe
Thomas J. Story
This salsa is good with any hearty meat, but especially lamb. Because the mint is so potent, we've added parsley to mellow it a little.


Serves 4
Total time: 25 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 614
Caloriesfromfat 76 %
Protein 36 g
Fat 52 g
Satfat 18 g
Carbohydrate 2.6 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Sodium 503 mg
Cholesterol 139 mg


8 lamb chops (2 1/2 lbs.)
About 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 cup roughly chopped chocolate mint
1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 red jalapeño chile, minced
1 green onion, chopped


1. Heat grill to high (450° to 550°). Rub lamb chops with about 2 tbsp. oil and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt. Grill, turning once, until done the way you like, about 8 minutes total for medium.

2. Combine mint, parsley, lime juice, jalapeño, onion, remaining oil, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt in a medium bowl. Spoon over lamb.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.