10 Best Side Dishes for Lamb Chops

Halloumi Three-Bean Salad with Pomegranate-Harissa Vinaigrette
Halloumi Three-Bean Salad with Pomegranate-Harissa Vinaigrette | Photo by Buckwheat Queen. Photo: Buckwheat Queen

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. Partner your chops with a lemony pea salad or whip up a fragrant pearl couscous. From simple to fancy-ish, these sides rank among our very favorite lamb pairings.

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Wheat Berry Salad with Peas, Radishes, and Dill

Wheat Berry Salad with Peas, Radishes, and Dill
Allrecipes Magazine

"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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Lemon Pea Salad

a pale green ramekin of peas topped with a lemon wedge and mint sprig, with whole lemons in the background
lutzflcat

"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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Couscous Gourmet

Couscous Gourmet
Photo by SunnyDaysNora. SunnyDaysNora

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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Spinach Pomegranate Salad

spinach and pomegranate salad in a glass bowl
Amanda

Juicy pomegranate seeds, red onion, and walnuts add a satisfying crunch to spinach salad while creamy feta tops it all off. A jewel of a side dish that perfectly complements robust lamb chops.

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Quick and Easy Sauteed Spinach

Quick and Easy Sauteed Spinach
Photo by Dianne.

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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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Pistachios

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Pistachios in a glass bowl
pomplemousse

"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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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pearl Couscous

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pearl Couscous
SunnyDaysNora

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

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Halloumi Three-Bean Salad with Pomegranate-Harissa Vinaigrette

Halloumi Three-Bean Salad with Pomegranate-Harissa Vinaigrette
Halloumi Three-Bean Salad with Pomegranate-Harissa Vinaigrette | Photo by Buckwheat Queen. Buckwheat Queen

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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Simple Broccolini

Simple Broccolini
naples34102

Lemony broccoli would bring a bright flavor to grilled or barbequed lamb chops. A straightforward, delicious side dish for smoky meat.

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Roasted New Red Potatoes

Roasted New Red Potatoes
Photo by bd.weld.

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.

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