Lamb Chops with Parsley and Thyme Dressing

Bord Bia logo

facebook logo Twitter logo YouTube logo LinkedIn logo

  Lamb Chops with Parsley and Thyme Dressing

 This recipe makes a really delicious mid-week meal that can be cooked in the time it takes to steam some baby new potatoes! 

Sideloin Lamb Chops with Parsley and Thyme Dressing

Serves 4 


  • 4 lamb chops, trimmed
  • 1 tablesp. olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch fresh thyme leaves

Parsley and Thyme Dressing

  • 1 tablesp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • Pinch tablesp. fresh thyme leaves
  • Juice and zest of ½ lemon
  • 1garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tablesp. olive oil


Bean and Tomato Salad with Mustard Hazelnut Dressing. 

  • 200g green beans, trimmed and cooked until tender
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 70g roasted hazelnuts, skinned and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablesp. olive oil
  • 2 tablesp. cider vinegar
  • 1 teasp. wholegrain mustard

To Cook

Place th Lamb chops in a shallow dish, drizzle over the olive oil, then season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves. Set aside for 5-10 minutes to allow the flavours to develop.

Meanwhile, make the bean and tomato salad. Blanch the beans for 2-3 minutes, then drain and refresh quickly under cold running water. Place in a bowl and fold in the cherry tomatoes, hazelnuts, olive oil, vinegar and mustard. Season with salt and pepper and mix gently to combine.

Heat a frying pan or barbecue and cook the chops for 3-4 minutes on each side, depending on thickness, until golden. While they are cooking, make the dressing by whisking all the ingredients together in a small bowl.

Arrange the lamb chops on warmed plates and spoon over the parsley and thyme dressing. Serve with the bean and tomato salad and baby potatoes.

Serving Suggestions

Delicious served with steamed baby potatoes and Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Mustard Hazelnut Dressing.