These grilled lamb chops are glazed with sweet peach honey and served with a simple watercress and grilled peach salad for the perfect summer meal.

*This post is in partnership with the American Lamb Board. All content and opinions are my own.
These grilled lamb chops are glazed with sweet peach honey and served with a simple watercress and grilled peach salad for the perfect summer meal.

If you were in my house exactly 2 months ago, the whole first floor would look almost entirely different.

I’d been wanting to get rid of our formal dining room furniture for years and sometime in May decided to finally just take some pictures, post them to Facebook marketplace and see what happens…

What happened was a snowball effect of selling almost every item I own in my dining room and office, changing out all the hardware on our doors (including every-single-hinge), 4 new light fixtures, spray painting curtain rods, hanging new curtains, 2 new rugs, installing an interior French door and painting almost all of the house.

American lamb rib chops are grilled with a sweet peach honey.
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Peach honey is used to glaze American lamb chops on the grill for a sweet crispy exterior.
Peach honey glazed lamb chops are grilled to perfection for a delicious summer meal.

It’s been a whirlwind 2 months (once I get going with stuff like this there’s no stopping me) and I’m about 90% done with just a few finishing touches left.

For now, at least.

With my mother-in-law visiting, my husband home (he’s gone M-F through September for work) and friends willing to bring pie, I decided it was the perfect time to give the new dining room farm table (a great find on Facebook marketplace!) a spin with some delicious summer inspired American Lamb grilled lamb chops.

And with peach season (the BEST time of year!) here, the menu took shape easily.

Grilled lamb chops with a sweet peach honey glaze are served with a simple watercress and peach salad for easy summer entertaining.

I’ve had a jar of peach honey from one of my favorite local honey stores in my pantry for months.

I savor it by drizzling just the slightest amount on toasted bread with nut butter or a rice cake for an afternoon snack trying to make it last as long as possible but these beautiful American Lamb rib chops (find them in Whole Foods) deserved a bit more than a drizzle.

I glazed the rack of lamb on the grill with the peach honey and what resulted was a perfectly cooked medium-rare chop with a charred, sweet, floral peach crunchy exterior.

A summer spread of grilled lamb chops with peach honey and a wild rice, mint, dried cranberries, feta and seed mixture is an easy summer meal to entertain with.
Medium rare grilled lamb chops with grilled peaches and a simple watercress salad is easy and impressive for a summer grill out!

They were kind of outrageous.

In that good sort of way where you don’t want the meal to end.

Grilled peaches (or you can make the peaches in the air fryer instead) on top of a simply dressed watercress salad were served alongside the lamb chops and I made a simple brown and wild rice salad (studded with things like feta, fresh herbs, dried cranberries, seeds and nuts) and some grilled baby broccoli (roasted romanesco would be great too) to fill up the table.

A wheat berry salad or millet tabbouleh would’ve been other great side dish options for this meal too.

A simple summer meal of grilled lamb chops, grilled peaches, wild rice salad and watercress will impress any guest.
Pair summer grilled lamb chops with a nice rose for an easy summer meal.
Wild rice, grilled peaches and a watercress salad go perfectly with these grilled lamb chops with peach honey.

We poured a local rosé to match the local honey and American raised lamb (try this peach bellini mocktail for a non-alcoholic pairing) and fended off attempts from a certain someone to grab any scraps that might come her way in her strategic spot under the table.

10 month old Weimaraner puppy wishing for table scraps.

I’m still waiting on the new dining room chairs to be delivered, art work to be hung, more plants to be purchased (on a total houseplant kick, macrame and all lately) but the meal and the grilled lamb chops in particular were still perfect and the peach, blueberry, cherry pie that followed from a local orchard store the best I’ve ever had.

I mean seriously, it’s like all the best summer fruits in one.

Nothing's better than a perfectly medium rare grilled lamb chop for a summer meal!

The grill brought this meal to life, made the whole thing super easy and let the flavor of the delicious and versatile American lamb shine through for a summer evening I’ll remember long after the next wave of home renovations takes hold.

Love this Grilled Lamb Chops recipe?

More American lamb recipes great for summer:
Grilled Halloumi Lamb Burger
Smoky Grilled Apricot Lamb Kabobs
BBQ Lamb Shanks
BBQ Lamb Ribs

And if you want an equally delicious lamb recipe a bit more suited for fall, try these apple cider braised lamb shanks – so good!

Prefer lamb loin chops? This air fryer lamb chop recipe is even simpler and just as impressive for a gathering.

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Peach Honey Grilled Lamb Chops

Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
These grilled lamb chops are glazed with sweet peach honey and served with a simple watercress and grilled peach salad for the perfect summer meal.

Ingredients 

For the lamb chops

  • 2.5-3 pounds American lamb rib chops, about 10 chops, trimmed of excess fat
  • salt and pepper
  • 3-4 tablespoons peach honey

For the salad

  • 5 ounces watercress
  • 3 large firm peaches, pitted and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • juice of half a lemon

Instructions 

For the lamb chops:

  • Preheat outdoor grill to high.
  • Season the trimmed lamb chops liberally with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Place the rack of lamb directly on the preheated grill and let cook until browned and dark grill marks appear on the bottom. Flip the rack of lamb and grill on the other side until equally browned.
  • Brush half the peach honey on the rack of lamb. Close the grill and let cook an additional 2 minutes. Flip and brush the other side with the remaining honey.
  • Leave the lamb on the grill until desired doneness. Medium-rare should be golden brown with deep char marks on the outside and taken off the grill with an internal temperature of 135°F (the temperature will continue to rise and meat will continue to cook after it’s off the grill).
  • Let the lamb rest on a cutting board for 5-10 minutes covered with aluminum foil. Slice and plate with the salad before serving.

For the salad:

  • Place watercress in a large bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste to the bowl and toss to combine. Place the salad on a large serving platter.
  • Drizzle the quartered peaches with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Place peaches directly on preheated grill. Grill for about 2-3 minutes per side until dark grill marks appear. Remove peaches from grill and place on top of the platted watercress. Serve alongside grill lamb chops.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 805kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 66gFat: 53gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 3gCholesterol: 206mgSodium: 312mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
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5 Comments

  1. Hi Gina,
    I was looking for a new dish for a get-together. I find it. Thanks for sharing this. I am excited to make it for my school friends.

  2. Wow! These look absolutely amazing. I’m not really much of a griller, but I might request these next time my boyfriend grills!