Salsa Verde Lamb

Servings 4 servings


  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5-oz.
  • 5 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 jar salsa verde 16-oz.
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 lamb chops or use 8 petite lamb chops, 6-oz.


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: Marinate lamb chops overnight or for at least 5 hours (see recipe).
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except lamb chops; blend thoroughly.
  • Place lamb chops in a large zipper-topped plastic bag and pour tomato/salsa mixture on top. Seal bag and refrigerate overnight or for at least 5 hours.
  • At the time of cooking, heat indoor or outdoor grill to MEDIUM-HIGH. Remove lamb chops from marinade (reserving marinade) and grill for 4 to 6 minutes per side or until the desired level of doneness is achieved.
  • Bring the marinade to a boil in a medium saucepan; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until heated through and slightly reduced.
  • Serve sauce over lamb chops.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Mexi-Cauli-Rice (process cauliflower in a blender or food processor until it resembles grains of rice; steam “rice” till tender; drain; toss with salt, pepper, ground cumin, and chili powder to taste then add chopped cilantro and fluff with a fork). Add steamed green beans.
NUTRITION: per serving: 500 Calories; 36g Fat; 24g Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 99mg Cholesterol; 928mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 3 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Fat. Points: 13
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