American Lamb Loin Chops with Spiced French Bean, Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad - Cascade Creek
american lamb loin chops with spiced french bean tomato and mozzarella salad
american lamb loin chops with spiced french bean tomato and mozzarella salad

American Lamb Loin Chops with Spiced French Bean, Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad

    

February 10, 2016

Lamb chops get a fresh flavor boost served over an herbed tomato and green bean salad in this stunning main course dish.

  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

For the Lamb

8 American lamb loin chops, trimmed

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp fresh oregano leaves

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

For the Dressing

6 Roma tomatoes, halved

6 tbsp plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tbsp aged sherry vinegar

2 tsp dark brown sugar

1 tsp whole-grain mustard

Pinch crushed red pepper flakes

Coarse sea salt, to taste

For the Salad

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

24 sweet grape tomatoes, halved and seeds removed

1 1/2 cups blanched French green beans, cut diagonally

1 cup diced fresh mozzarella, patted dry

4 fresh basil leaves, cut in chiffonade

2 fresh pineapple mint leaves (spearmint can be substituted), cut in chiffonade

2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar

1/4 tsp vanilla powder (see Note)

Directions

*Note: Vanilla powder is a form of vanilla extract; it’s essentially ground vanilla beans mixed with a little cornstarch. It’s available at some grocery stores and online.
Recipe and image provided by the American Lamb Board

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