Lamb Chops with Nectarine Salsa

Lamb Chops with Nectarine Salsa

Jazz up lamb chops with this fruity nectarine salsa! Our Recipe Makeover transforms the traditional fried lamb chop into a unique, lower-calorie, lower-fat version.

Per serving: 299 calories and 8g fat.

Saves: 148 calories and 26g fat!


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 8 mins

Yield: 4 x 4-1/4 oz servings (4-1/4 oz raw)

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About this Recipe Makeover

Lamb chops can be a healthy meat choice but when fried the calories increase quickly. Instead, cut the fat and up the vitamins by grilling smaller leaner chops and adding nutritious fresh fruit.

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  • 8 small lamb chops, fat trimmed (about 17 oz. or four 4ΒΌ oz. chops)
  • 3 ripe nectarines, pitted and diced
  • 1 navel orange, peeled and cut into pieces, save remaining juice
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 3 spring onions (green onions), sliced
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large lamb chops
  • 1 Tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1/4 cup oil


Grill lamb chops for 4 minutes each side or until cooked.

To make salsa, combine nectarines, orange flesh, orange juice, and ginger in a serving bowl. Mix well. Stir in spring onion and freshly ground black pepper.

Serve immediately or refrigerate before use. Serve salsa over lamb.


This recipe goes well with "Strawberry Summer Salad" and oven-baked potato wedges "Fun Fries".

Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Thanks to Fresh Finesse - adapted by CalorieKing