Looking for a delicious and impressive dish for your next dinner party? Look no further than these Chili Lime Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint Pesto! The tangy lime juice and spicy chili flakes add a delicious twist to the juicy, tender lamb chops, which are then topped with a creamy mint pesto for the perfect finish. This recipe is easy to follow and can be whipped up quickly, making it the perfect choice for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion.


  • 8 lamb chops
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon chili flakes
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the mint pesto

  • 2 cups fresh mint leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, honey, chili flakes, lime juice, and olive oil. Season the lamb chops with salt and pepper, then brush the mustard mixture onto both sides of each chop.
  3. Grill the lamb chops for 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare, or until they reach your desired level of doneness.
  4. While the lamb chops are grilling, make the mint pesto. In a food processor or blender, combine the mint leaves, toasted almonds, garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese. Pulse until smooth, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Once the lamb chops are done, remove them from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
  6. To serve, top each lamb chop with a spoonful of the mint pesto.

Tips and Variations

  • If you don't have a grill, you can also cook the lamb chops in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • For a milder version, you can reduce the amount of chili flakes used.
  • You can also swap out the almonds in the mint pesto for other nuts, like pine nuts or walnuts.
  • This recipe pairs well with a variety of side dishes, including roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a simple green salad.


There you have it - a delicious and easy recipe for Chili Lime Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint Pesto that is sure to impress your family and friends. The combination of tangy lime, spicy chili, and creamy mint is irresistible, making this dish a crowd-pleaser every time. So fire up the grill and give this recipe a try - you won't be disappointed!

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