Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops and Arugula Salad

by Alli

This post is sponsored by Cedar Springs Veal. All opinions are my own. 

Once warm weather arrives, I pretty much ditch the oven in favor of stovetop cooking or grilling outside. I turn to light, delicious meals that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. My Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops and Arugula Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette fits the bill and can actually be prepared in under 20 minutes.

Pan Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops with Arugula Salad - The Perfect Spring Dinner

Have you ever eaten veal? Veal has been a favorite among French and Italian chefs and is considered a delicacy in certain cultures. It’s lean, moist, tender, and has a velvety texture. A standard 3 oz. portion of veal is usually under 400 calories. When I add my Arugula Salad with Lemon Parmesan Vinaigrette, I have a perfect dinner that is satisfying and good for me.

Pan Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops

My favorite veal is Cedar Springs Veal. I like that it’s raised humanely on a wholesome, nutritious diet right here in the USA on family-owned ranches.

Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops

With so many cuts, veal can be prepared many ways, including roasting, grilled, pan-fried, stir-fried and slow cooked.

Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops

I cooked my veal chops in a grill pan indoors, but they are also delicious prepared outdoors on the grill. My husband declared them the best grilled veal chops he’s ever eaten.

Pan Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops

I also grilled sliced lemons to garnish my Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops. They’re easy to prepare and add a touch of citrus flavor to the veal chops.

Grilled Lemons for the Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops

Pan Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops

Pan Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops


  • 4 Cedar Springs Veal Chops
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced


  1. Preheat grill pan on medium high heat. Meanwhile, rub veal chops with olive oil and sprinkle with rosemary, salt and pepper.
  2. Slice lemons and grill for 1-2 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Place veal chops in the same grill pan and grill for 3 minutes per side.
  4. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.
  5. Garnish with grilled lemons.

Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops

To make the simple arugula salad, combine arugula and halved cherry tomatoes in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together parmesan cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest and olive oil. Serve lemon parmesan vinaigrette over the arugula salad. Top with shaved parmesan.

Arugula Salad with Lemon Parmesan Vinaigrette

Arugula Salad with Lemon Parmesan Vinaigrette


  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, mustard, pepper and salt, whisking until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Add the oil in a slow stream, whisking constantly until the dressing is well blended. Add the parmesan cheese, whisking until blended.

What’s your favorite way to prepare veal?

Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops - Cedar Springs Veal

Grilled Rosemary Veal Chops


Heather lawrence March 23, 2016 - 10:00 am

Yummy! This dish looks delicious and I bet it smells amazing.
Perfect for Easter dinner (which I haven’t planned yet so I am just going to snag this..)

Pam March 23, 2016 - 11:40 am

This looks like an amazing spring meal. It would be perfect for a fancy Easter dinner or for a date night.

Liz Mays March 23, 2016 - 2:44 pm

Oh my, that looks so good. I’m not sure if I’ve ever tried veal. It looks amazing in this dish.

Nellie March 23, 2016 - 3:19 pm

this looks SO good! omg! I can totally do this when I get home from work with little clean up! Thanks so much for sharing. The photography is fantastic.

Heather March 23, 2016 - 5:27 pm

That looks delicious. THat’s the kind of salad my husband would eat! LOL! 😉

Megan Elford March 23, 2016 - 5:40 pm

What a gorgeous dish! The colours are amazing, very Spring-like! I bet it tastes as good as it looks, too 🙂

Deb March 23, 2016 - 6:04 pm

I love veal. This looks absolutely wonderful!

Amanda March 23, 2016 - 7:26 pm

I am not typically a big fan of veal, but this dish looks amazing. I would maybe substitute lamb or pork. Love the arugula and rosemary flavor addition.

Up Run For Life March 23, 2016 - 9:28 pm

This looks so good. I haven’t had veal. I do enjoy pork chops. I usually fry them in butter with some garlic salt. Yummy.

Eloise March 23, 2016 - 10:38 pm

that dish looks amazing, I love the presentation and can only imagine how tasty it is! I will have to try this recipe

Chantal March 23, 2016 - 10:41 pm

I can not wait to get my outdoor grill back in use once the nicer weather comes. I have had veal before and it is amazing, this recipe looks to die for.

Shirley Wood March 24, 2016 - 7:09 am

We’ve never cooked veal but your recipe looks scrumptious. I’m going to look for it at the grocery store and grill some this spring. Chances are excellent that we will enjoy it.

Jeanine March 24, 2016 - 10:28 am

Oh my word. This looks incredible. I’ve never had veal before, but this looks like a dish I would love to try!

Chris Hoov March 24, 2016 - 10:40 am

Hmm looks so good ande delicious. Thank you for the recipe. My wife will love it!

Vera Sweeney March 24, 2016 - 10:58 am

These look so good!! I don’t think I have ever made veal before at home, sounds like a great way to make them.

Jen March 24, 2016 - 5:02 pm

Arugula is one of my favorite greens. I love putting it on everything from salads to sandwiches. Yum!

Mar March 25, 2016 - 1:43 am

I love lemon and veal! Your plating is fantastic as well!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen March 25, 2016 - 5:35 am

This dish just looks so beautiful and elegant. I specially love how you plated it!

Alli March 25, 2016 - 11:54 am

Thanks! It was so easy to make and the grilled lemons really added a special touch.

Anosa March 25, 2016 - 12:39 pm

Thank you for this delicious looking veal recipe and salad. I have some veal which I just marinated but not clue what to serve with it so this salad looks like a hit

Erin Kennedy March 27, 2016 - 2:50 am

Photography is beautiful! The recipe looks so tasty! I love anything with arugula!

adriana April 8, 2016 - 11:43 pm

First of all, your pictures are amazing! This looks amazing!

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