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Lamb with Mint Salsa

This flavorful entree is well seasoned with an herb rub of basil, garlic, rosemary and thyme. Tender slices of meat are served with a refreshing salsa that will have even non-lamb lovers licking their lips.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 cups salsa)

Ingredients

  • 5 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon each dried basil, thyme and rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 racks of lamb (8 ribs each)
  • MINT SALSA:
  • 1 cup minced fresh mint
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup seeded chopped tomato
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet yellow pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the oil, garlic and seasonings. Rub over lamb. Place in a roasting pan; cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. In a bowl, combine the salsa ingredients; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Bake lamb, uncovered, at 425° until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), 20-30 minutes. Cover loosely with foil and let stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Serve with mint salsa.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
2 lamb chops with 1/4 cup salsa: 184 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • Cheygirl1
    Apr 13, 2012

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  • dorayflores
    Dec 31, 2009

    this was very good! loved by my family.

  • Botta-Bing
    Dec 9, 2007

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