Dukkah crusted lamb loin chops with watermelon salad

Dukkah crusted lamb loin chops with watermelon salad

Serves: 4 | Preparation Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 15 mins


8 Tasman lamb loin chops, fat trimmed
2 tbsp olive oil
¼ cup dukkah
80g baby salad leaves
300g seedless watermelon, rind removed, chopped
2 Lebanese cucumbers, roughly chopped
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
Zest and juice of 1 lemon +extra wedges, to serve
100g feta cheese, crumbled
Mint leaves, steamed chat potatoes, to serve


  1. Brush lamb with half the oil and sprinkle with dukkah. Season. Heat a char-grill pan or barbecue over medium-high heat and cook chops for 3-4 minutes each side, or until cooked to your liking. Rest on a plate loosely covered in foil for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl combine salad leaves, watermelon, cucumber, olives, lemon zest and juice and remaining oil. Season and toss to coat. Top with feta cheese and sprinkle with mint leaves.
  3. Serve lamb chops with salad, potatoes and lemon wedges, if desired.


  1. Lamb cutlets or leg steaks would also work well in this recipe.
  2. Ensure you rest the lamb to lock in juices and maximise tenderness.
  3. Dukkah is an Egyptian mix of roasted nuts, seeds and spices blended together.

Results may vary.