Lemon, Mint and Pesto Lamb Cutlets

I was inspired to cook up some classic lamb cutlets tonight after being pampered by our friends last weekend with a very similar dish. They've basically told me what was in their "crumb" and I improvised a little by adding some lemon and mint in the recipe. I find the freshness of mint combined with the hint of citrus and the wholesomeness of basil pesto and breadcrumb complimented the tender cooked lamb cutlets perfectly! Extremely happy with this recipe, I hope you enjoy it too :)

Serves 2 or 3 - Easy Weeknight Dinner

8 - 12 lamb cutlets
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup toasted flaked almonds
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
Grated rind of half a lemon
2 tbsp mint sauce
5 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to season
Fresh salad leaves to serve

In a bowl, combine breadcrumbs, cheese, toasted almonds, basil leaves, garlic, lemon, mint sauce, and olive oil. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Mix well.

Heat frypan and drizzle with some olive oil. Cook lamb cutlets for approximately 1 min on each side.

Arrange cutlets on a baking paper lined tray and spoon a pile of crumb mixture onto each lamb cutlet.

Bake at 200C or 180C fan preheated for approx. 6 - 8 minutes until crumbs start to brown. Serve on a bed of fresh salad leaves.

Can you believe how easy and simple that was? Now sit back and enjoy some yummy lamb cutlets.. if you cook them just right the meat should still be pink and very tender... NOM.


  1. Hey,

    Love cutlets...with lamb...wow..amazing...:)



  2. Wow, Mint and basil must be a great combination with the lamb. We usually put some mint jelly to the lamb at the dinner table but this idea will work wonders with my 2 Lamb lovers at home.

    Sounds great for Thanksgiving.



  3. This looks delicious! I haven't ever made lamb cutlets, but will definitely have to try this one. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Yum! We are huge are huge fans pesto and mint, we'll definitely try this! Great photos too!

  5. That looks amazing! I love lamb, I just never cook it, but now I want some :)

  6. Mmm, lovely. I have some lamb cutlets in the freezer that I might dig out to do this!

  7. that looks so delicious. cooked perfectly. yum.

  8. Love your Lamb recipe with Pesto & Mint!

  9. I always get overwhelmed by lamb. I know inside, it's like any other meat and it really shouldn't have any additional cachet, but it just gets me.

    What a lovely dinner - I think my fiance would love that one!

  10. Your lamb looks delicious. I tried my hand at pesto for the first time last week (red pesto though) and I'm definately a convert. So I'm thinking I'm going to like this one too!

  11. Wow, that looks delicious! And beautiful too.

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  13. I don't do lamb but that crumb is just gorgeous!

  14. Omg you make cooking look so easy. If i tried this there's 50% chance of a cooking disaster ;)

  15. What a special meal! Your lamb looks to be cooked perfectly!

  16. Oh, this looks great. Beautifully plated and photographed, too!

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  18. Haven't had lambchops in ages. This looks amazing! Love the herbs, and the crunchy crust topping.
    Beautiful presentation too!

  19. Oh myyyy! This looks fab! My hubby would love this! Bookmarked!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  20. This looks like a great dish for a party! The crust sounds delicious too.

  21. Those look divine! I never get to cook with lamb but this makes me really wish I could.

  22. This is really simple. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

  23. This looks delicious! I love dishes with lots of flavor and this looks like it has a perfect combination of different flavors. I'll keep this in mind for my next dinner party! Thanks for the recipe!!

  24. I have everything ready to cook this one tonight, I have my Mum coming over for a mid week dinner and am always looking for something different so thank you google for bringing me to your blog, can't wait to eat it tonight