Mediterranean Herb Sauce

  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon (or more) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (or more) black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoon (packed) grated lemon peel
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup (packed) chopped Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano


Mediterranean Herb Sauce

  1. Mix all ingredients in small bowl or puree in a food processor. Taste and season with more salt and pepper, if desired.
  2. Cover; chill. Bring to room temperature and re-whisk before using. (Can be made 6 hours ahead)

You can also mix this in a blender, it would be creamy and not chunky.

OPTIONAL – mix in a little feta cheese with the sauce to put on top of the lamb.

Lamb Chops

  1. Season the lamb generously with salt and pepper. Let sit at room temp for a 1/2 hour before cooking.
  2. On a hot grill, cook the lamb chops 2-3 minutes per side for medium rare. Or, broil 2nd rack from the top for 2-3 minutes for medium rare turning over for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Serve right away with a dollop of sauce on top.

1-2 per person appetizer