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Grilled Harissa Lamb Chops + Yogurt-Cucumber Salad

#Dinspiration: Juicy grilled lamb chops with a quick and flavourful 3-ingredient marinade. The cucumber-yogurt salad cools and serves as both a side and a sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: African
Servings: 4 hungry people, 8 smaller eaters
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


  • 2 heaping tbsp harissa paste
  • 4 medium cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/4 lbs 1 kg 1 1/2"-thick lamb chops (about 8)


  • Combine harissa, garlic and olive oil in a shallow baking dish. Add lamb chops and turn to coat. Marinate at room temperature for up to 1 hour (or refrigerated up to 48 hours, just bring them┬áto room temperature before grilling).
  • Preheat grill to medium heat. Sprinkle both sides of the lamb chops generously with salt and pepper. Grill for about 10 minutes for medium-well done, flipping once, or until desired doneness (about 8 minutes for medium-rare).
  • Let rest 5 minutes prior to serving.