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