Grilled Orange & Za’atar Lamb Chops

Grilled Orange & Za’atar Lamb Chops recipe is sure to tantalize your taste buds. These succulent chops are infused with a unique blend of flavors that will leave you craving for more. Charred chili and za’atar add a touch of Middle Eastern spice to the dish, while the juicy grilled oranges provide a burst of citrusy sweetness. To top it off, the tangy yet minty yogurt sauce perfectly complements the dish, making it an all-around delight for your senses. Trust me, this is one of the tastiest chops you’ll ever chomp on! So, let’s dive into the recipe and impress your family and friends with a flavor combo from heaven.


  • 8 Lamb Chops
  • 9 Tbsp Plain Yoghurt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Za’atar
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 Orange
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Handful of Mint
  • 1 Lemon
  • 8 g Salt
  • 8 g Pepper
  • 20 ml Olive Oil


Step 1.

Place your lamb chops, 4 tbsp yogurt, za’atar, chili powder, and the zest of half an orange into a bowl. Grate in your garlic, salt, and pepper and add a drizzle of olive oil then mix together until evenly coated. Cover and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.

Step 2.

Time for the sauce. Chop your mint (saving some for garnish) and add into another bowl along with the rest of your yogurt, the zest of half an orange, and a squeeze of orange and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with olive oil. Stir together and leave in the fridge until ready to use.

Step 3.

Once your chops are ready, get them on a high-heat griddle pan and cook for about 5 minutes on each side until cooked through and nicely charred.

Step 4.

Stack them on a plate, drizzle your zesty yogurt over the top, and scatter over the leftover mint, a grating of orange zest, and a pinch of chili powder. Tuck in!

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Food is my passion, and I'm grateful every day that I get to share that passion with others through my blog. I hope to continue exploring the world of food and sharing my experiences with my readers for many years to come.

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