Herbed Lamb Chops with Greek Couscous Salad

Herbed Lamb Chops with Greek Couscous Salad

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From: EatingWell Magazine, April/May 2005

Lamb loin chops are a healthy alternative to the more popular and more fatty lamb shoulder chops. The loin chops have quite enough flavor to stand up to this herbaceous couscous.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2½ pounds lamb loin chops, (about 8), trimmed of fat
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup whole-wheat couscous
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill


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  1. Put water on to boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Combine garlic, parsley and salt in a small bowl. Press the garlic mixture into both sides of lamb chops. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the lamb chops and cook to desired doneness, 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium. Keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, stir couscous into the boiling water. Return to a boil, reduce heat to a low simmer, cover and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add tomatoes, cucumber, feta, lemon juice and dill. Stir to combine. Serve the couscous with the lamb chops.
  • Make Ahead Tip: The salad (Step 3) will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for 1 day.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 368 calories; 14 g fat(6 g sat); 4 g fiber; 24 g carbohydrates; 38 g protein; 21 mcg folate; 124 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 800 IU vitamin A; 17 mg vitamin C; 104 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 385 mg sodium; 454 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (28% daily value), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: ½ starch, 2 vegetable, 4 lean meat

Reviews 1

June 21, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Great lamb recipe Very fast flavorsome meal, added chilli flakes to the chops and was perfect, will be apart of my go to recipe file. Pros: Low fat, low carb Cons: None
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