Lamb Cutlets with Salsa Verde

You won’t find a more special stay-at-home romantic dish than Lamb Cutlets with Salsa Verde!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Course Main
Servings 4
Calories 487 kcal
Dairy Free, Diabetic, Gluten Free


Lamb cutlets

  • 2 lamb racks I used Silere Merino lamb which was beautiful!
  • 2 sprigs rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 drizzle olive oil
  • salt

Thyme and caper salsa verde

  • 2⁄3 cup flat leaf parsley very finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons thyme leaves very finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 fillets anchovy finely chopped
  • ½ lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Barbequed eggplant, capsicum, mint and cumin dip (alternative dressing option)

  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 red capsicum large
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds toasted and crushed
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves chopped
  • black pepper freshly ground
  • salt


  • Preheat BBQ grill to medium high heat.
  • Rub olive oil and rosemary all over merino racks and set aside at room temperature to marinate for 15 minutes while you make the dips.
  • To make the thyme and caper salsa verde, Mix parsley, thyme, capers, garlic, anchovies, lemon juice, mustard and extra virgin olive oil and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • To make the barbequed eggplant and capsicum dip, prick eggplant all over with the tip of a sharp knife. Barbeque whole eggplant and capsicum(s) for 10-15 minutes on each side, or until skin is charred, blackened and the eggplant flesh is very soft inside. Alternatively you can cook the eggplant and capsicums (whole) in a 220degC/430 Fahrenheit oven for 20-30 minutes. Set aside to cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Peel skins off capsicums – they should come off easily. Remove seeds and dice soft flesh. Cut eggplant in half lengthways and scoop out soft flesh with a spoon. Place eggplant and capsicum flesh in a mortar and pestle with cumin and smoked paprika and roughly mash with the pestle to combine. Mix in lemon juice, mint and extra virgin olive oil and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Season lamb racks with salt and grill on barbeque grill plate, skin-side-down first, for 3-5 minutes to get good colour on the meat, then turn over, cover barbeque with a lid and continue to cook for 10-15 minutes for medium rare, or until done to your liking. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes before slicing into cutlets.
  • Serve cutlets with a bowl of salsa verde or roast eggplant dip (or both!) on the side to dip cutlets into.


Lamb Cutlets with Salsa Verde is one of the of made in heaven relationships. In fact I’m going to be very brave and suggest that this will be the best salsa verde you’ll ever taste and includes a couple of key secret ingredients!
I’ve simplified the salsa verde so you can create it without using a food processor. This doesn’t make the prep time longer but it does make the clean-up faster! Don’t forget to sign up to my Nude Food Youtube Channel to receive my latest videos direct to your inbox!
I’ve also included a great recipe for BBQ Eggplant dip that would be great as an alternative should Salsa Verde not be your thing!