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Grilled lamb with Za’atar & Onion

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time1 hr 5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

Grilled Lamb with Za’atar is a wonderful pairing, make no mistake. Lamb is my favourite meat and I'm always searching for combinations that surprise and delight. This is such a simple way to serve the meat, alongside this celebrated Middle Eastern spice mix.

Grilled Lamb with Za'atar

 1 lemon (juice of)
 1 garlic clove (crushed into a paste)
 ½ cup olive oil
 Salt & pepper
 2 tbsp Za'atar
 Fresh mint leaves
 1 lemon (for garnish)
 ½ cup red onions (thinly sliced)

In a bowl, combine the chops with the marinade ingredients. Cover and leave in the fridge for 1 hour (overnight is even better)


Heat a BBQ and grill the chops for around 5 minutes each side (depending on thickness) until the lamb is cooked, but still pink inside. Remove form the heat and rest.


Combine the sliced onions with a little juice from the second lemon and toss to coat.


Arrange the lamb on a serving platter and sprinkle liberally with the za'atar before scattering over the onions. Squeeze over more lemon juice and lastly season with a bit more salt & pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2