Grilled Lamb Chops with Dill Basmati

and creamy feta sauce

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk

A note about serious food allergies

Dill-icious! Lamb-uxurious! There's no going too far in adjectives, made-up or not, for this meal. Tender, melt-in-your-mouth lamb is served next to an herbaceous rice, and a feisty lemon-y side salad that brings a happy pucker to the lips. The English language doesn't have enough praising words for a dinner like this feast; we had to invent new ones.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Shallot
  • 2 Dill Sprigs
  • 1 Persian Cucumber
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • 20 oz. Lamb Loin Chops
  • ½ cup Basmati Rice
  • Info
    4 oz. Greek Yogurt
  • Info
    ½ oz. Feta Cheese
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    937
  • Carbohydrates
    51g
  • Fat
    62g
  • Protein
    43g
  • Sodium
    986mg
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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Box Grater
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Grill Pan or Outdoor Grill

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
    1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Peel and halve shallot. Slice half into thin strips and separate strips. Mince other half. Mince dill. Trim cucumber and cut half into thin slices on an angle. Grate other half on largest holes of a box grater. Zest lemon, halve, and juice. Core tomato and cut into ¼" rounds. Cut rounds into half-moons. Pat lamb chops dry, and season both sides with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.

  • Step 2 - Cook the Rice
    2

    Cook the Rice

    Bring a medium pot with rice, minced shallot, 1 cup water, and ¼ tsp. salt to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until tender and water has been absorbed, 18-20 minutes. Stir in dill (reserve a pinch for garnish) and set aside. While rice cooks, make sauce.

  • Step 3 - Make the Creamy Feta Sauce
    3

    Make the Creamy Feta Sauce

    Combine yogurt, feta, grated cucumber, 1 tsp. lemon zest, a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl.

  • Step 4 - Grill the Lamb Chops
    4

    Grill the Lamb Chops

    Lightly coat outdoor grill or grill pan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Place lamb chops on hot grill. Cook until well-browned and chops reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 6-9 minutes per side. Remove chops to a plate and rest 5 minutes.

  • Step 5 - Make the Salad
    5

    Make the Salad

    In another mixing bowl, combine tomato, sliced cucumber, sliced shallot (to taste), 2 tsp. lemon juice, 2 tsp. olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Step 6 - Finish the Dish
    6

    Finish the Dish

    Scoop dill rice on a plate. Place lamb chops next to rice. Serve salad and creamy feta sauce alongside. Garnish rice with remaining dill.