Kunde Family Winery's Heritage Block Zinfandel makes the ideal accompaniment to this savory spring dish! Serve it for a springtime dinner or double the recipe and make it for a spring family feast. Serves 4. 


  • 8-10 lamb chops
  • Salt and pepper

Lamb Marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 T fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard

Pistachio Herb Sauce

  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint
  • 1-2 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


Prepare the lamb marinade first. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, herbs, garlic and Dijon mustard. Place lamb chops on a sheet pan and season with salt and pepper. Spoon marinade over lamb chops making sure to coat both sides well. Let sit for at least 30 minutes or even overnight in the refrigerator. Be sure to remove from refrigerator at least 30-45 minutes before grilling. Prepare the Pistachio Herb Sauce while the lamb is marinating. Place all sauce ingredients in a food processor and process until well blended. Taste and adjust if necessary with salt, pepper and lemon juice. When grill is hot, cook lamb chops about 3-5 minutes per side for medium rare or until desired doneness. Let rest 5 minutes, then serve with Pistachio Herb Sauce.

Serve with Kunde Family Winery Zinfandel – Heritage Block