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Grilled Lamb with Chocolate Mint Salsa

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.

Sunset JULY 2011

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Total: 25 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 614
  • Calories from fat: 76%
  • Protein: 36g
  • Fat: 52g
  • Saturated fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrate: 2.6g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sodium: 503mg
  • Cholesterol: 139mg

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