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Herbed Greek Loin Chops with Feta Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 1 hr. 20 min.
Cook Time: 8 min.
Total: 1 hr. 28 min.
Awaken your senses with the lively flavors of Kalamata olives, feta, and mint leaves in this Greek-inspired lamb salad.

Ingredients

  • 12 lamb loin chops
  • 1- 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, leaves only, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbs rosemary sprigs, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup oregano leaves, fresh, finely chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup teardrop or grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup cucumbers, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbs mint leaves, torn or rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 heads boston bibb, romaine or red leaf lettuce, separated into leaves

Directions

  • For the Lamb In a large bowl, mix olive oil, parsley, rosemary, oregano, garlic and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Add loin chops; toss to coat liberally. Let sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Grill lamb loin chops 2 to 3 minutes per side until medium-rare.
  • For the Salad Mix together feta cheese, tomatoes, olives, onion, cucumbers, mint, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • To serve: Garnish lamb with feta salad atop leaf cups.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 426
  Calories from Fat 314 (74%)
(55%)Total Fat 36g
(30%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
(16%)Cholesterol 48mg
(12%)Sodium 286mg
(23%)Potassium 805mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
(22%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(35%)Protein 18g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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