Grilled Lamb Chops, Peaches and Parmesan Mint Pesto
Grilled Lamb Chops rubbed with seasoned mint salt, sweet juicy Peaches, and topped with Parmesan Mint Pesto, what a cookout party food idea!
- 8 lamb chops - French trimmed
- 4 whole fresh peaches halved/pits removed
- 1 bunch fresh mint
- 8 peach halves
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
seasoned mint salt rub
- ½ cup kosher sea salt
- ⅛ cup ground black pepper
- 15 fresh mint leaves
- 2 lemons zested
parmesan mint pesto
- 20 leaves fresh mint
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ cup pine nuts
- ¼ cup parmesan grated
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup olive oil
preheat your grill to 400 degrees
make the parmesan mint pesto
In a mini food processor blend or finely chop on a cutting board; the mint, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, and a pinch of salt.
Slowly add the olive oil to the moving food processor, or mix in a small bowl if doing by hand.
It should be thick and chunky like a paste, not drippy with olive oil. Set aside until your lamb chops and peaches are grilled.
prepare the lamb chops and peaches
Make the seasoned mint salt rub; mix salt, black pepper, mint leaves, and lemon zest in a mini food processor or chop finely on board.
Rub the lamb chops generously with the seasoned mint salt rub on both sides, set on a platter.
Wash and cut peaches in half, remove pits and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil, and add onto the platter.
grill the lamb chops and peaches
Place the lamb chops and peaches (cut side down) on the grill, and close the lid for 4-5 minutes.
Carefully open the grill, and flip over the lamb chops and cook another 4-5 minutes until golden brown.
Check the peaches, and remove from grill once they have nice grill marks to a platter.
Serve grilled lamb chops and grilled peaches arranged on a platter with parmesan mint pesto over each lamb chop.
Garnish with extra mint. Serve with cool drinks and a salad.
Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 14689mg | Potassium: 847mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1299IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 3mg