Lamb chops have always been my favorite. There is just something about the dish that makes my belly rumble at any time of the day. That’s right. I can eat lamb chops even for breakfast if it has the right-side dish with it.
It is truly remarkable how a side dish can completely change the look of a dish and add so much more to it.
The color and texture of the side dish must perfectly complement the main dish, or it can ruin the whole look.
When it comes to lamb chops, I learned the hard way that the side dishes matter as much as the main course. I researched a lot and came across some amazing side dishes for lamb chops.
If you have been wondering what to serve with lamb chops, here are a few ideas that everyone will love on your next cookout.
1. Hasselback Potatoes
If you want to add some sides for lamb chops that also look great, hassleback potatoes are your best bet. They go well with meals during the festive season.
People think it is difficult to make this side dish, but don’t let its look fool you. It is easy to make and with some extra preparation beforehand, you can easily pull it off. They are just beautiful on the plate.
2. Zesty Broccolini
Nothing is simpler than this side dish. All you need is some lemons, garlic, lemon zest, and broccolini to come up with an amazing side dish. The zesty flavor adds to the lamb chops, bringing a bit of a tangy aftertaste to the whole dish.
3. Carrot Soufflé
I have always loved soufflés, so imagine my delight when I came across this recipe. Carrot souffle is everything that I want in a side dish.
It looks perfect with the lamb chops and is sure to make people a fan of your cooking. It has done this for me!
4. Steamed Asparagus
If you are out of time and want one of the simplest side dishes for lamb chops, then this is right up your alley. Wash some asparagus, let them steam while you’re busy elsewhere and within no time, you’ll have your side dish of steamed asparagus ready.
5. Lemon Pea Salad
This is another simple side dish idea that saves you time and effort. If you have some peas at home, you can put together this side dish within minutes.
The zesty flavor of the lemon, along with the anise flavor of basil, gives lamb chops a perfect upgrade.
6. Glazed Carrots
This may be a simple dish, but it is quite delicious. The buttery glaze and the color of the carrots add some color to your plate, while the mild sweetness brings taste.
You can make glazed carrots beforehand, which lessens your workload considerably. The best part is that you can even make it in the microwave within minutes.
7. Spinach Salad with Warm Brown Butter Dressing
Butter makes everything better and that is why this salad is on the list. Spinach brings flavor to the salad, but the butter is the true star of this salad.
If you like side dishes with lamb chops that are simple and easy to make, you have to give this salad a try.
8. Blackened Broccoli
This is another broccoli-centered side dish that is worth mentioning. When I first read about it, I was skeptical because who would like burnt food, right? Oh, boy, was I wrong!
The smoky taste and the overtoasted look of the vegetable complement the main dish. And you can add any spices you like to bring a new flavor every time.
Since the day I discovered this recipe, blackened broccoli is one of the side dishes we have on every occasion.
9. Wheat Berry Salad with Radishes and Dill
If you are a fan of peas like me, you will love what this salad brings to the table. With wheat berry salad, you get to enjoy a combination of two peas, dills, and radishes.
This salad is a burst of flavor in your mouth that goes well with the smoky tang of the lamb chops.
10. Red Cabbage Slaw with Hazelnuts and Lemon
Adding cabbage to a salad just makes it come alive and that is why the red cabbage salad goes so well as a side dish for lamb chops.
The addition of hazelnuts and lemon brings a variety of taste and texture, which is just too good to ignore.
11. Green Beans with Breadcrumbs
How can I not include beans on this list! You can never go wrong with the combination of breadcrumbs and green beans. You can add your own twist to it and serve it as a casserole or like a salad.
Whichever you choose, just know that this combination of green beans and breadcrumbs will be a winner at your dinner table.
Tips on How to Serve Lamb Chops
Here are a few tips on how to serve lamb chops that will make your dish look even more ravishing.
- Use elongated platters of light colors so that the lamb chops and the side dish stand out.
- Make a few sauces to go along with the main course and dressing for the side dish.
- Overcooking the lamb chops will just make them tough so make sure you do not overdo it.
The Bottom Line
These side dishes for lamb chops complement the dish well, but they are also a great way to bring some color to your food. The taste matters, but the presentation makes it a whole lot better. I tried it and loved them all. You, too, should go for any of these options to level up your culinary skills.
- Hasselback potatoes
- Zesty broccolini
- Carrot soufflé
- Steamed asparagus
- Lemon pea salad
- Glazed carrots
- Spinach salad with warm brown butter dressing
- Blackened broccoli
- Wheat berry salad with radishes and dill
- Red cabbage slaw with hazelnuts and lemon
- Green beans with breadcrumbs
- Pick a few sides to try
- Choose your best pick