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Mint-Grilled Lamb Chops

Yield 4 servings
Nothing goes better with lamb than mint. This super quick recipe goes from the kitchen to the grill to your plate in only a few minutes and it's heart healthy!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 (5-ounce) lean lamb loin chops (about 1 inch thick)
  • 1 small lemon, cut in half
  • Cooking spray
  • Fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 173
  • caloriesfromfat 41 %
  • fat 7.9 g
  • satfat 2.9 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 23 g
  • carbohydrate 1.2 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 66 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl.

  2. Prepare grill.

  3. Trim fat from lamb. Rub lemon halves on both sides of lamb. Coat grill rack with cooking spray, and place on grill over medium-hot coals (350° to 400°). Place lamb on rack; grill, covered, 5 minutes. Turn lamb; spread mint mixture evenly over lamb. Cook 5 additional minutes or to desired degree of doneness. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

  4. Note: In a heart-healthy diet, no more than 30 percent of your calories should come from fat. But not every food you eat has to fall under the 30 percent limit. For instance, when you serve lamb chops (which are naturally higher in fat), be sure to serve a low-fat side dish such as pasta or rice to keep your total fat percentage down at a healthy level.

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