Turkish lamb chops


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time21 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Turkish lamb chops

Kids love lamb chops because they come with their own handle, and in this easy recipe there's even a yogurt sauce to dip them in.


  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic

  • 3 tbsp chopped oregano

  • 2 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne

  • 2 racks of lamb, boned frenched, cut into individual chops (about 1 lb each)

  • 1/2 tsp salt

Dipping sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt

  • 2 tbsp chopped mint

  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Combine olive oil, garlic, oregano, cumin, cinnamon and cayenne in a sealable plastic bag. Add lamb chops and massage bag to coat them with spice mixture. Let marinate at room temperature while barbecue heats up.

  • Heat barbecue to high. Remove lamb chops from bag. Season with salt and grill for 2 to 3 min a side or until browned at the edges and cooked to desired degree of doneness.

  • Combine Greek yogurt, mint and salt and serve with the lamb for dipping.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 452, Protein 6g, Fat 30g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 593mg.


Barbecue some red peppers and zucchini alongside lamb for a quick veggie side.

This article was originally published on Jul 04, 2012

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