Honey-Glazed Lamb Chops with Fresh California Fig Salsa

Honey-Glazed Lamb Chops with Fresh California Fig Salsa: Main Image

Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 40 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 60 min.
Sweet lamb and a spicy fig salsa—contrasting flavors never tasted so complimentary!


  • California Fresh Fig Salsa1 cup diced, firm and ripe, fresh California figs
  • 1 fresh green onion, sliced
  • 1 med tomato, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced, ripe and fresh mango
  • 1 Tbs finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 1 tsp grated lime peel
  • 1 Tbs fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Honey-Glazed Lamb1 2/3 cups red balsamic vinegar, divided
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 3 1/2 Tbs minced garlic
  • 3 1/2 Tbs chopped fresh rosemary
  • 5 Tbs honey
  • 8 4 oz lamb loin chops


  • For California Fresh Fig Salsa, combine all ingredients and chill several hours to blend flavors.
  • For Honey-Glazed Lamb, whisk 1 cup vinegar and olive oil together; brush generously onto all sides of all lamb chops.
  • Then, rub chops with salt, garlic, and rosemary. Arrange in self-sealing plastic bag; close tightly and let stand in refrigerator for 6 to 36 hours.
  • To serve, combine remaining 2/3 cup vinegar with honey; mix well. Remove lamb from plastic bag and discard marinade.
  • Broil or grill lamb chops, basting frequently with honey-vinegar mixture, until medium (160°F). Serve with salsa.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 351
  Calories from Fat 249 (71%)
(44%)Total Fat 29g
(21%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 21g
(6%)Cholesterol 18mg
(1%)Sodium 23mg
(8%)Potassium 274mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
(4%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 15g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(13%)Protein 7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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