This recipe for spicy Mediterranean style lamb will be a hit at your next BBQ. Easy to prepare it’s also perfect for a quick healthy meal after work, served with salad. Marinated in garlic, lemon and herbs it’s a perfect, low fat meal for individuals following a Mediterranean diet.



Number of servings: 4

  • 4 (300 grams) trim lamb steaks
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon- juice and zest
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano



  • Dice the tomatoes finely and combine in a bowl with the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, garlic, cayenne pepper and oregano;
  • Mix until thoroughly combined;
  • Add the lamb to the marinade;
  • Cover and leave overnight or for at least four hours;
  • Heat the grill or BBQ to medium-high for medium-cooked meat (lower for well cooked meat, higher for rare meat);
  • Add the lamb steaks and cook for 6–8 minutes on each side;
  • Serve immediately when done.Preparation time: 10 minutes (plus time to marinate)
    Cooking time: 15 minutes
    Difficulty rating: Easy


  • Fancy a bit on the side? Serve with brown rice or couscous for extra fibre. Fibre is an important micronutrient used by the gastrointestinal system to aid digestion.
  • Delicious with a tomato and red onion salad which is also a great source of additional vitamins and minerals. They are important for maintaining a healthy body. Serving all meals with a side salad is an easy way to ensure you eat all the vegetables you need for a healthy balanced diet.
  • Drizzle cucumber and yoghurt dressing over the lamb chops for extra taste and calcium.  Calcium is mainly found in dairy products and plays an important role in maintaining the health of your teeth and bones. Some people have higher calcium requirements including:


Nutritional Content

Nutritional content per serve:

Energy 574.33 kJ
137.18 cal
Protein 17.3 g
Total fat 5.86 g
Saturated fat 1.74 g
Carbohydrates 2.76 g
Total sugars 2.21 g
Fibre 2.06 g
Sodium 50.31 mg
Cholesterol 48.00 mg
Potassium 385.59 mg


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