In short: The delicious side dish recipes to complement lamb chops range from Loaded Hummus and Minty Peas to Mayonnaise-Free Potato Salad and Roasted Pumpkin Quinoa Salad and many more. These side dishes offer a range of flavors and textures to enhance the enjoyment of lamb chops.
The loin chop is the most flavourful and tender of the lamb chops; they are like mini T-bone steaks, with one side having the loin and the other side having the fillet. But all the lamb chops are delicious in their own right, serve them up with the right sides, and they can be even more delicious.
Not sure what to serve with lamb chops or what goes well with lamb chops? Here are some suggestions of what to eat with lamb chops and rack of lamb that I enjoy and am sure you will too.
Here’s What To Serve With Lamb Chops:
#1. Loaded Hummus
This is a clever way to serve up hummus and add more flavor to the dip, and it looks pretty too!
The recipe is made up of all the ingredients you would find in classic hummus and then topped with olives, feta, peppers, and tomato. You can top the hummus with whatever you like; just be sure to add a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.
#2. Minty Peas
These minty peas have the perfect sweet and savory balance of flavor. The peas are added to sautéed red onions and cooked until tender, and then chopped mint is stirred through.
It’s a simple side but paired with lamb chops, and you’ll have a perfect meal.
#3. Mayonnaise-Free Potato Salad
This potato salad may be a healthier version of the classic mayo laden one, but by no means is it less tasty. The cooked potatoes are dressed in a simple vinaigrette full of fresh herbs and chopped onion.
Top tip, be sure to cook your potatoes in salted water and dress the potatoes while they are still warm so that they can absorb more of the flavors from the dressing.
#4. Roasted Pumpkin Quinoa Salad
This salad is full of goodness; it’s high in fiber, protein, and flavor. The quinoa is flavored with lemon, sumac, chopped mint, and coriander, and then the roast butternut is added.
The dish is then topped with more flavor of pomegranate seeds, pepitas, and chopped hazelnuts. This will make one of the tastiest lamb chops side dishes.
#5. Indian Fried Rice With Peanuts, Chilies, & Cilantro
Instead of bland plain rice, why not give this Indian fried rice a go. This rice isn’t actually fried at all; it’s much easier to prepare than that.
Simply cook your rice as per instructions, or you could even use any leftover rice. The ghee is then flavored with the mustard seeds and curry leaves and stirred through the rice with the sautéed onions.
The rice is then finished with chopped cilantro and seasoned with salt and a squeeze of lime.
#6. Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes Carrots And Zucchini
Roast potatoes make classic lamb chop side dishes, but why not throw in some carrots and Zucchini as well.
This recipe is so easy- everything is roasted in one tray, so there is minimal mess. The carrots and potatoes are chopped and tossed in olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and thyme.
They are roasted in the oven for 20 minutes, and then the courgettes are added, and the vegetables are returned back to the oven cooked until tender.
#7. Chili Lime Roasted Cauliflower
I love this take on cauliflower, and it’s a great side for lamb chops. The cauliflower florets are tossed with olive oil, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and smoked paprika, and it’s then roasted at a high temperature to ensure good coloring.
The cauliflower is roasted until tender and golden and finished with a generous squeeze of lime and chopped scallions.
#8. Mediterranean Orzo Salad
This orzo salad is full of Mediterranean flavors; like all the flavors, you would find a Greek salad, olives, feta, and red onion, but you can really add whatever you like into this salad.
It’s dressed with a simple vinaigrette of olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano. A quick, easy, and tasty go-to side to serve with your lamb chops.
The spanakopita is a traditional Greek spinach and feta pie that has found great popularity worldwide.
This recipe, however, uses ricotta instead of feta, and the filling is encased in phyllo pastry. The phyllo pastry is brushed lightly with oil, topped with black sesame seeds, and seasoned with salt.
The pie is baked until the filling is cooked and the phyllo is golden and crisp. Spanakopita is best served warm or at room temperature.
#10. Roast Carrots With Sesame Seeds, Feta And Yogurt
Carrots make great lamb chops sides. This plate of carrots looks very striking, and of course, it’s tasty too. If you can get your hands on the colorful carrots, use them.
The yogurt is spread on the plate and then topped with the spiced roast carrots, topped with crumbled feta, and finished with a drizzle of pomegranate molasses.
#11. Classic Ratatouille
This recipe is a classic of the stewed vegetables. The vegetables are sautéed in the pan until lightly browned and partially cooked.
The vegetables are then stirred through a fresh tomato garlic sauce and simmered on low heat until they are cooked through and tender. The ratatouille is finished with a squeeze of lemon and chopped basil.
#12. Broccoli Cheese Bake
This is a belly-warming lamb chop side dish that will bring back your childhood memories.
The cooked broccoli is baked in a classic cheese sauce, but the twist here is the addition of 2 eggs to help set the bake. If you have some cauliflower in the fridge, you can certainly add it in as well.
#13. Sweet And Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash
This lamb chops side dish has the perfect balance of heat and sweetness. The squash is chopped up into cubes, tossed in olive oil, sprinkled with chili powder and cumin, and roasted until tender.
Once cooked, drizzle the butternut with honey and toss it until evenly coated. This side dish with lamb chops is finished with chopped coriander and pepitas.
#14. Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges
Potato wedges are the healthy version of chips, and these wedges make great side dishes for lamb chops.
These are roasted in smoked paprika, onion, and garlic powder until crisp outside and soft on the inside. Serve them hot out of the oven with lamb chops, and enjoy.
#15. French Beans And Mangetout With Hazelnut And Orange
This is a fresh, vibrant side, with a subtle hint of orange running through the greens from the orange zest.
The beans are tossed in olive oil and minced garlic, seasoned with salt and pepper, and finished with roast hazelnuts and chopped chives.
#16. Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Who wouldn’t love crispy potatoes topped with a delicious chimichurri sauce? The baby potatoes are boiled until cooked through and placed on a baking tray.
The spuds are crushed, drizzled with olive oil, and baked until crisp and golden. The chimichurri sauce is then spooned over at the end. The crispy potatoes are great, but the chimichurri sauce will complement the lamb chops too.
#17. Potato Gratin
This is a firm favorite in most households, and if not in yours, it should be. It’s easy to prepare and delicious.
The potatoes are thinly sliced, placed in an oven-proof dish, cooked in creamy thyme sauce, topped with grated cheese, and then baked until the potatoes are soft and the cheese has melted and is golden.
#18. Caprese-Stuffed Mushrooms
These mushrooms are out of this world and make great sides for lamb chops. Stuffed with the flavors of a Caprese salad and then roasted until the cheese is melted, served with a drizzle of balsamic reduction and chopped basil.
There is not much more to be said but give these mushrooms a try with your lamb chops.
#19. Chickpea Tomato Ragu
Pair this chickpea ragu with your lamb chops, and you will have one great meal. The chickpeas and mushrooms are added to sautéed onions and garlic.
Two tins of tomatoes are added in with a pinch of chili flakes for some heat; you can add more if you like. The ragu is left to simmer to thicken and for the flavors to infuse.
#20. Moroccan Couscous Recipe
Moroccan flavored sides with lamb work very well. The shallots are sautéed with the cumin, and the broth is added and brought to a boil. The couscous is added and left to absorb the liquid.
The couscous is fluffed up with a fork, and the raisins, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, and toasted pine nuts are stirred through. The couscous is seasoned and served hot.
#21. Fresh Creamed Spinach
This is a classic side and can be served with almost anything, lamb chops included. The onions are sautéed, and the flour is added; be sure to cook the flour out so as not to have a “raw” flavor at the end.
The cream and milk are added and seasoned with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. The spinach is added to the sauce and cooked until it’s wilted but still gorgeous in color.
What to eat with Greek lamb chops?
Greek lamb chops pair well with traditional sides like lemon roasted potatoes, Greek salad with feta cheese and olives, tzatziki sauce, or sautéed spinach with garlic, creating a balanced and flavorful Mediterranean-inspired meal.
What is traditionally served with leg of lamb?
Traditionally, leg of lamb is often served with sides like roasted potatoes, mint sauce, steamed or roasted vegetables, and Yorkshire pudding, complementing the rich and flavorful meat with a mix of textures and flavors.
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