Lamb Chops with Orzo Pepper Salad

Lamb Chops with Orzo Pepper Salad


  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 8 small lamb chops (rib or loin; 3/4 inch thick; about 2 pounds)
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

  1. Preheat a grill to medium high. In a shallow baking dish, combine first 5 ingredients, rub together, and let sit over night.

Prepare rub and let sit over night.

  1. Meanwhile, cook the orzo according to the package directions. Drain, and toss with remaining ingredients.
  2. Remove lamb and place on the grill.
  3. Grill all sides total 14-16 minutes.
  4. Remove, slice, and serve with salad mixture.

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