This grilled lamb loin chops recipe with spinach lentil salad is a deliciously refreshing change to your routine dinner recipe rotation.
And with only 4.5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving, this is going to be a dinner you’ll want to cook often.
Grilled Lamb Loin Chops
With the lamb loin chops cut into bite size pieces and placed on skewers, grilling them makes for a super easy and healthy family meal.
Grilled Lamb Loin Chops Made As Kebabs
I love any type of kebab.
Why? Because they’re super easy to make and are always very healthy.
This Grilled Lamb Loin Chops kebab recipe is no exception.
Hence, it will be added to my collection of favorite WW dinner recipes.
I found it in my Weight Watchers Ready, Set, Go! Cookbook, which you can purchase from Amazon.
Benefits of Lamb Meat
Lamb is a meat that I don’t normally cook with.
In addition, I’m really not even sure why, because I honestly enjoy the taste of it.
I even had to ask the butcher guy at Wegmans to show me where it’s located in the store.
But, now that I know where I can find it, I’ll be making this recipe more often.
Interestingly, I’ve learned that there are a lot of benefits to eating lamb.
This article, 8 Surprising Benefits of Lamb Meat, states that lamb:
- is a very rich source of minerals
- is high in protein
- can help prevent anemia.
Grilled Lamb Loin Chops with Spinach Lentil Salad Recipe
WW Healthy Grilled Lamb Loin Chops with Spinach Lentil Salad - 4.5 SmartPoints
- - 4 cups water
- - 1 cup red lentils, picked over, rinsed, and drained (Wegmans was out of the dry lentils, so I used canned)
- - 2 T. lemon juice, I used bottled
- - 2 t. olive oil
- - 1/2 t. salt
- - 1/4 t. black pepper
- - 1 lb. boneless lean lamb loin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks
- - 3/4 t. dried oregano
- - 12 cherry tomatoes
- - 2 cups lightly packed coarsely chopped spinach, I used the bagged spinach leaves
- - 1 small orange bell pepper, chopped (I couldn't find orange, so I used yellow)
- - 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
- Combine water and lentils in large saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until lentils are tender, about 15 minutes; drain. (Since I used canned lentils, I skipped this step)
- Meanwhile, to make dressing, whisk together lemon juice, oil, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper in large bowl.
- Spray broiler rack with nonstick spray. Preheat broiler.
- Toss together lamb, oregano, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in large bowl to coat evenly. Thread lamb and tomatoes evenly onto 4 (12-inch) metal skewers. Broil 5 inches from heat, turning, until lamb is cooked through and tomatoes are softened, about 8 minutes (mine took a total of about 20 minutes to completely cook due to the fact that the lamb chunks were larger in size).
- Add lentils, spinach, bell pepper, and onion to dressing; toss until mixed well. Spoon lentil salad onto platter and top with kebabs.
Only 4.5 WW SmartPoints Per Serving
Being that this delightful meal is so satisfying and filling, the fact that each serving is only 4.5 WW SmartPoints is an added bonus!
There’s nothing like enjoying a delicious meal without having to feel guilty about it!
Family Tested & Approved
When I was preparing this meal, my husband looked at me like, ‘Uh boy, what is she making now?’
Particularly, he turned his nose up to the looks of the spinach lentil salad, mainly because of the lentils.
However, after it was all prepared and he ate some of the broiled lamb, he ventured into the salad and really liked it!
We told our son, who is super picky, that the lamb was steak.
Needless to say, he devoured it!
Would I Make This Again?
My answer is a resounding yes!
The combination of the broiled lamb with the fresh spinach salad was so tasty!
The oregano on the lamb really enhanced the flavor.
The red onions and the bell pepper, along with the fresh spinach was the perfect combination.
Everything tasted so fresh.
We ate all of the lamb for dinner.
However, I had a bunch of the spinach lentil salad left.
So I added some leftover grilled chicken to it the following day and ate it for lunch.
Variations To The Recipe
In the recipe directions, the kebabs are broiled.
However, instead of broiling them, you can just as easily grill them on the grill.
It really just depends on the weather and if you have gas or charcoal for the grill.
Add chunks of onion or whatever else you want, maybe some mushrooms, to the kebabs.
Veggies are zero points on the Weight Watchers diet, so add more veggies to your hearts’ desire.
This recipe was so easy to make and really really good!
It will definitely be in my arsenal of recipes to make again!
And at 4.5 SmartPoints per serving, you cannot go wrong with it!
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