Summer is closing in fast and that means its time to fire up the grill and get your favorite side dishes ready for your next barbecue! This year its time to think outside the box just a bit and come up with some new ideas to make your summer gatherings more delicious than ever before.
Grilled Lamb Chops are a great way to up your game just a bit and can be a tasty starter if you’re feeding a large group or the main meal for an intimate gathering.
Most supermarkets carry the Frenched baby lamb chops aka rib chop which are delicate and tender if you’re buying New Zealand chops or meatier Colorado version. Both contain that tender eye of lean meat with a layer of flavorful fat. You may also find the Loin Chops which are miniature versions of a Porterhouse cut that contains the loin and the tenderloin and make for some pretty good eating! The loin chop should be about an inch thick and fares better with fast high heat.
Either way, you’ll find them a delicious treat for your guests and are best when simply seasoned and grilled.
For an adventurous and delicious side dish try a Watermelon Feta salad with pickled onions (and if you have an aversion to onions, simply leave them out). Its a novel take on the traditional watermelon slices adding the salty creaminess of feta and either mint or basil depending upon which way your tastes run.
If you enjoyed this recipe you might also like these recipes for your grill!
Lisa Marie Heath
This looks so good! The watermelon feta salad would be perfect for warmer weather as a refreshing side dish! I’ll have to try this whole dish out.
This looks so good! I honestly haven’t tasted lamb chops before because it’s expensive here. This is perfect for special occasion.
I have never had a lamb chop. It is something I would have never known how to prepare.
I’ve never actually had lamb chops before. They sure look delicious though. That watermelon salad does too. I’d love to give that recipe a try.
Dishes like these make me so incredibly excited for summer! I bet my husband would adore these lamb chops so I’ll totally have to make it for the fam.
The grilled lamb chops look delicious. It’s been ages since I’ve any. Definitely saving this recipe to try over the summer.
Oh wow this is such a unique recipe we haven’t tried before. Anything with watermelons look interesting. Would love to try!
I’ve never cooked lamb before. Love the combination of the flavors paired with the salad. Looking forward to giving this recipe a try.
This looks like an amazing recipe. I’m so ready for grilling season so my husband can cook up something great.
This sounds like such a fun recipe. The lamb just looks amazing. I’d love to try this out with the salad!
You know, it’s been ages since I’ve had lamb. I really need to make it again. The salad looks incredible! I love this combo!
Meat lovers will love these lambchops they look so good. I have never had watermelon salad but this looks like a dish i need to have soon.
watermelon sald is a staple when the warmer months come up! i never thought to put it with lamb chops! yum!
I would totally do grilled lamb chops. Unfortunately I’m the only one who enjoys lamb. Still perfect recipe
We love Watermelon Feta Salad! I have to admit that I’ve never cooked lamb chops before. I didn’t grow up eating lamb so I never even think about cooking it at home. I need to make your recipe and surprise my husband with lamb chops. They look so delicious!
Oh my gosh this definitely needs to happen! It looks absolutely delicious and it is a perfect summer treat.
I love the lamb chops Chef! The perfect idea for summer. The watermelon feta salad looks amazing. Both are really delicious. You have such lovely recipes!
Chef Dennis Littley
Thank you Maureen!
Yum! What a great summer BBQ idea! The lamb chops look delicious and that bright watermelon is gorgeous.
Chef Dennis Littley
Glad you like them Mary Frances!
Thank you for the lovely recipes. Have a wonderful long weekend!
Chef Dennis Littley
you’re welcome Liz, thanks for stopping by!