Seared lamb chops with minted summer beans

Seared lamb chops with minted summer beans Countryside Kitchen_60106Serves: 4
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 6 minutes


  • 8 lamb chops
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 175g runner beans, trimmed and sliced
  • 175g shelled broad beans
  • 175g green beans, trimmed

For the dressing:

  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard


  1. Place the chops in a shallow dish.
  2. Mix together the oil, oregano and lemon juice and pour over the chops. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and leave for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat a cast-iron skillet or griddle until very hot and place the chops on the hot surface. Cook for 3–6 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the chops and how well done you like them.
  4. Cook all the beans in a pan of lightly salted boiling water for 3–4 minutes or until just tender. Drain well.
  5. Place all the dressing ingredients into a screw-top jar and shake until blended. Season to taste. Pour nearly all the dressing over the hot beans and toss.
  6. Serve the chops and beans on warmed plates with the remaining dressing poured over the top.

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Last edited: 21 May 2019 at 14:44

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