This amazing low carb balsamic dressing is perfect for serving over grilled lamb chops! Gluten free, dairy free, and keto friendly recipe.
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If you're a “bone-nibbler” like me, I'm sure you love lamb chops. Super tender and flavorful meat – and quick to cook, too!
With this recipe I've paired it with a quick honey and balsamic vinaigrette. And yes – I did say honey! For my low carb honey mustard sauce recipe I tried two honey alternatives. For this dressing I used a product from Nature’s Hollow which you can buy from Netrition. It's sweetened with xylitol and is 1g net carb per tablespoon. It tastes great and is a little thinner than regular honey, so ideal for making a dressing!
And you may or may not know that balsamic vinegar is the only vinegar that contains carbohydrates. So I don't cook with it often, and when I do, I only use a small amount.
Oh and this balsamic dressing is great on salads, too! Store-bought versions usually contain between 3 and 6g net carbs per serving of two tablespoons. My version is 2g net carbs for two tablespoons!
How to Make Lamb Chops with Low Carb Balsamic Dressing
Preheat a grill if cooking outside, or a grill pan if cooking inside. Season the chops with salt and pepper, then cook until done to your liking. As a guide, rare is 120°F, medium rare is 125°F, medium is 130°F, and well done is 145°F and higher. A probe thermometer is useful for cooking these chops!
Meanwhile, whisk together olive oil, balsamic, sugar free honey and garlic paste together in a small bowl.
Serve the chops and drizzle the sauce over the meat.
The fruity sweetness of the dressing works SO well with the lamb! As you can see I served it over a mixed salad and it made a wonderful meal for two people to share!
- 4 lamb chops
- salt and black pepper
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbs sugar free honey
- ½ tsp garlic paste, or minced garlic
- Preheat a grill if cooking outside, or a grill pan if cooking inside.
- Season the chops with salt and pepper, then cook until done to your liking.
- Meanwhile, whisk together the remaining ingredients.
- Serve the chops and drizzle the sauce over the meat.
2g net carbs per serving based on two chops and half the sauce.
Temperature guide for lamb chops: Rare is 120°F, medium rare is 125°F, medium is 130°F, and well done is 145°F and higher.
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per ServingCalories 468Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gCholesterol 150mgSodium 207mgCarbohydrates 2gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 55g
Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.