Chop chop.

By Mary Claire Lagroue
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Lamb chops marinated in mint (or cilantro!) promise a punch of flavor. But the right side dishes for lamb allow the flavors of this succulent cut to stand out even more. From simple to fancy-ish, these sides rank among our very favorite lamb pairings.

"Two different types of peas, along with radishes and a dill vinaigrette, give this salad a fresh spring flavor," says recipe creator Kempstr.

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"Sometimes simple is best, and that is the case here. So very simple to make, the salad is loaded with fresh flavor and the uncooked peas pop in your mouth. This recipe is enough to make you consider growing your own peas," lutzflcat says. Other reviewers said they thawed frozen peas and used them uncooked with great results.

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Consider this hearty, herby couscous with zucchini and sliced bell peppers your one-and-done side. Recipe reviewer LJ_Ponders says, "I also make this with other veggies I have hangin' out in my fridge. Quick & easy any time."

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Juicy pomegranate seeds, red onion, and walnuts add a satisfying crunch to spinach salad and creamy feta tops it off.

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Choosing this 15-minute spinach side dish frees you up to focus on the lamb. Many reviewers opted to use minced fresh garlic instead of garlic salt.

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"Good flavor arises from the caramelization of the onions and Brussels sprouts; the little bit of sugar is just enough to eliminate the bitterness Brussels sprouts can have; and the roasted, salted pistachios I used were the perfect complement, both in taste and appearance," naples34102 says.

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Fresh herbs — basil, parsley, oregano, and thyme — make this couscous a natural choice for lamb.

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Mint, salty halloumi cheese, and a spicy-sweet vinaigrette give this bean salad a bold flavor that complements well-seasoned lamb chops.

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Lemony broccoli would bring a bright flavor to grilled or barbequed lamb chops.

Whether your lamb chops make a lot of gravy or call for mint sauce on the side, these olive oil-roasted potatoes will be there to soak up the deliciousness.