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Spiced Lamb Chops with Butternut, Rocket, and Pine Nut Salad

Embark on a culinary journey with Indian inspired Rubbed Lamb Chops accompanied by a vibrant Butternut, Rocket, and Pine Nut Salad. These succulent lamb chops are coated with aromatic Indian spices, resulting in a delightful fusion of flavors. Paired with a refreshing salad featuring roasted butternut, peppery rocket, and crunchy pine nuts, this dish offers a harmonious blend of textures and tastes that will transport you to a world of culinary delight.

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 15 min

Cooking Time: 25min


  • 8 lamb chops
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 small butternut pumpkin, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups fresh rocket leaves
    1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
    Juice of 1 lemon
    Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling


Step 1: Preheat the barbecue

Preheat the grill or barbecue to medium-high heat.

Step 2: Make the rub

In a small bowl, combine the ground cumin, ground coriander, ground turmeric, paprika, chili powder, olive oil, salt, and pepper to make a spice rub.


Step 3: Coat the chops

Rub the spice mixture all over the lamb chops, ensuring they are well coated.

Step 4: Get grilling

Grill the lamb chops and butternut squash for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until the lamb is cooked to your desired level of doneness and the butternut squash is tender and slightly charred.

Step 5: Prepare the salad

While the lamb and butternut squash are grilling, prepare the salad. In a large bowl, combine the rocket leaves and toasted pine nuts.


Drizzle the lemon juice and a generous amount of extra virgin olive oil over the salad. Toss well to combine.

Step 5: Serve and enjoy!

Once the lamb chops and butternut squash are cooked, remove them from the grill.


Serve the Indian-rubbed lamb chops alongside the butternut, rocket, and pine nut salad.

Enjoy the flavorful combination of tender lamb chops with aromatic spices, accompanied by the freshness of the butternut, rocket, and pine nut salad. It’s a delicious and satisfying dish with a touch of Indian-inspired flair.