American Lamb Loin Chops with Mint Pesto


June 24, 2022

Recipe provided by Lamb Loin Chops with Mint Pesto - Foodness Gracious, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (American Lamb Loin Chops with Mint Pesto | American Lamb).


9 American lamb loin chops

1 pinch Sea salt

1 pinch Black pepper

1/2 cup Basil leaves

1/2 cup Mint leaves

2 cloves Whole garlic, minced

1 tbsp Pine nuts

1/2 cup Olive oil

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


1 Preheat your grill to a high heat.

2In a food processor, combine the basil, mint, garlic and pine nuts. Pulse until smooth.

3With the machine running, slowly pour in the olive oil until smooth.

4Add the grated Parmesan by hand and mix through the pesto with a spatula.

5Season each loin chop with salt and pepper on both sides.

6Place the lamb loin chops onto the grill and sear for 3-4 minutes then turn them over and move them to an indirect heat. Cook until 135 internal temperature for medium rare.

7Once the lamb is done transfer them to a baking tray and let rest for 2 minutes.

8Brush the pesto generously onto the surface of each loin chop. Serve at once with a side salad.