Spicy Lamb Cutlets with Avocado and Olive Salsa

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  Spicy Lamb Cutlets with Avocado and Olive Salsa

 If you can, marinade the chops in the fridge for several hours or even the day before. Turn them over from time to time and take out of the fridge 30 minutes before cooking 

Spicy Lamb Chops with Avocado and Olive Salsa

Serves 4 

Cooking time:


  • 8 lamb cutlets, sideloin chops or leg steaks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of chili powder
  • Salt and freshley ground pepper


  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1 avocado, skinned, stoned and diced
  • 3 tomatoes, deseeded and diced
  • ½ red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 10 pitted black olives, sliced
  • Small bunch fresh coriander, chopped

To Serve:

  • Steamed new potatoes

To Cook

To make the marinade: Mix the oil, chili powder and seasoning in a dish. Add the lamb chops, turn to coat well in the mixture and cover. Leave to marinate for as long as you can.

To make the salsa: Squeeze the lime juice into a small salad bowl. Add avocado, tomatoes, red onion, olives and coriander. Mix and season to taste. Cover and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Preheat grill or barbecue, until very hot. Season the chops with salt and pepper then place on the grill or barbecue and cook for approximately 2-3 minutes on each side. They will be pink at this stage. Depending on how thick the cutlets are and how you like them cooked, you may need to cook them for a further one or two minutes on each side.

Serve immediately with the salsa and new potatoes drizzled with a little melted butter and chopped chives.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 39g 

Carbohydrates: 34g 

Fat: 33g 

Iron: 2.9mg 

Energy: 564kcal