Grilled Lamb Chops - Greek Style

May 26, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Prep time 3 hours
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 3 to 4
Author Notes

This is my favorite way to do lamb chops - marinated in lemon, olive oil and a Greek rub and then grilled to medium rare. I usually pair them with a simple marinated salad. I use loin chops but rib chops are also great and require less grilling time. We did 30 of them for Easter and 12 last night. This recipe calls for 8. —inpatskitchen

What You'll Need
  • For the Greek rub
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • For the chops
  • 8 loin lamb chops cut 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick
  • 3 tablespoons of the Greek rub
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Juice of two lemons
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Lemon wedges for serving
  1. For the Greek rub
  2. Place all ingredients in a spice grinder or mini processor and process until finely ground.
  1. For the chops
  2. In a covered container or large plastic freezer bag, place all ingredients and marinate in the refrigerator for about 3 hours.
  3. On a hot grill, grill the chops until slightly charred and cooked to your desired doneness, flipping occasionally. Serve with the lemon wedges.

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Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!

4 Reviews

sl(i)m October 24, 2012
JUST discovered these. We now have a new favorite in a family with a NUMBER of picky eaters (as well as a number of food enthusiasts....!) I substituted humongous fresh, organic garlic cloves for dried, and put everything but the olive oil into the mini-processor, slathered the chops with the olive oil and then the rub, left it in the fridge for a couple of hours then brought it all to room temperature for an hour. Grilled. Stuffed our faces :~)
inpatskitchen October 25, 2012
So glad you enjoyed them...they're probably our favorite grilled meat. I've used fresh garlic often too. Thanks so much!
Frontalgirl May 26, 2011
Lemon and lamb...what's not to love! Going to do this next week. Thank you for the recipe!
inpatskitchen May 26, 2011
Thank you! I sure hope you enjoy!