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  • 03/12/2013
  • Easy
  • 4
  • 50 min

Combine these aromatic lamb chops marinated with garlic, parsley and dessert wine with a smooth chickpea purée for a delicious Christmas season meal.

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  • 800 g lamb chops
  • 1 tbsp Vegeta
  • 40 ml olive oil
  • 50 ml dessert wine or port wine
  • Chickpea puree:
  • 250 g chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds, crushed
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Garnish:
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 bunch spring onions


  1. 1.
    Combine Vegeta with olive oil and dessert or port wine, and mix to blend. Pour over the lamb chops, rubbing the marinade into the meat, and allow to stand for 30 minutes.
  2. 2.
    In the meantime, prepare puréed chickpeas by cooking well soaked chickpeas in boiling water with a little salt. Drain, add the olive oil, caraway seeds, pepper, salt and lemon juice. Mash with a hand blender, adding a little water from cooking chickpeas or a little olive oil until the purée is smooth enough.
  3. 3.
    Remove lamb chops from the marinade and grill over charcoal or in a griddle pan. When all the lamb is grilled, grill the sliced zucchini and the spring onions.


Serve grilled lamb chops with puréed chickpeas, grilled zucchini slices and spring onions.


Trim lamb chops by making small cuts in the thin layer of fat surrounding the meat to preserve the shape.

Little secret

If caraway seeds are not your favourite, replace them with one spoonful of sesame seeds and a little salt. Heat a skillet and add sesame seeds. You do not need to grease the skillet as sesame seeds have a high oil content. Toast the sesame seeds on medium heat, shaking the pan to make them evenly toasted until they are golden and have started to crack open. This will take about 15 minutes.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 620 / 2.592 - -
Fat g 34,33 - -
Carbohydrates g 25,30 - -
Dietary fibre g 6,24 - -
Protein g 48,42 - -
Salt g 1,56 0 0
Vitamin A μg 323,38 8 6
Vitamin D μg 24,00 12 12
Niacin mg 22,41 160 112
Pantothenic acid mg 1,74 25 25
Potassium mg 1.000,78 27 27
Calcium mg 70,46 7 7
Phosphorous mg 515,66 64 64

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)