Healthy Roast Lamb Recipes

Find healthy, delicious roast lamb recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Leg of Lamb with Blood Orange, Garlic & Ras el Hanout

This fragrant leg of lamb is seasoned with blood orange juice, garlic, cumin, ras el hanout and grains of paradise. Read more about this recipe.
By Jessica B. Harris

Lamb Chops with Mint Pan Sauce

Rating: 5 stars
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Lamb with mint jelly is a tried-and-true combination and this recipe takes the idea to new heights. The sweet, shocking green jelly is transformed into a richly flavored and pleasingly dark sauce. Make It a Meal: Serve with whole-wheat couscous and peas.

Lemon & Oregano Lamb Chops

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Juicy lamb chops take a trip to the Middle East with a quick herb-and-lemon rub and a tangy cucumber-tahini sauce. Serve with couscous or rice pilaf and a green salad.

Balsamic-Marinated Leg of Lamb

Make this luscious lamb entree for a special weekend dinner. It's a terrific recipe when you're craving something completely different.

Lamb Chops with Mashed Peas & Mint

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Peas and lamb are a natural pairing. Here pan-roasted lamb chops are served with mashed peas seasoned with mint. Serve with bulgur tossed with chopped scallion greens, a drizzle of olive oil and a splash of lemon juice.

Lamb Chops with Lebanese Green Beans

Simple pan-roasted lamb chops are served alongside deliciously spiced stewed green beans and tomatoes in a riff on a Lebanese favorite, lubiyeh. Serve with: Bulgur or rice pilaf.

Roasted Lamb with Plum Sauce

The roasted lamb in this recipe is paired with a plum jam sauce, rather than the customary mint jelly.

Rack of Lamb with Warm Apple & Lentil Salad

Rating: 5 stars
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Mustard and rosemary complement rich lamb and earthy lentils in this elegant meal. Don't let rack of lamb intimidate you. It is simple to prepare.

Lamb Chops with Beer & Mustard Sauce

Rating: 5 stars
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Dark beers are too, well, dark for this sauce. Try a lager instead. Make it a meal: Warm Apple-Cabbage Slaw and Oven-Crisped Potato Latkes round out this meal.

Rosemary-Roasted Leg of Lamb

Fresh rosemary, garlic and pepper give this tender lamb a robust Mediterranean zing without adding a lot of calories, fat or carbohydrates.

Roast Leg of Lamb, Cauliflower & Shallots

Rating: 5 stars
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Even though lamb is available year-round, it's traditionally associated with spring. Here we slather this vernal meat with a tarragon-and-parsley rub and roast it with shallots and cool-weather-loving cauliflower. Experiment with colored varieties of cauliflower to wow guests or try it with romanesco--the striking spiral-covered relative of broccoli and cauliflower.

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Red Wine-Shallot Sauce

This roasted leg of lamb is served with a heavenly sauce made from red wine, shallots and raspberry preserves. Serve this elegant meal at your next dinner party.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Mint-Pesto Rubbed Leg of Lamb

Have your butcher “butterfly” a boneless leg of lamb (that is, open it up to a large, flat cut of meat); ask that any visible fat be trimmed off. The pesto rub is also a terrific dip for fresh vegetables or a sauce for steamed vegetables.

Garam Masala Lamb Chops with Apricot Couscous

Visit an Indian market to find various blends of garam masala, a popular spice mix. You'll also find it in the specialty-spice section at the supermarket or at Indian markets on the Web like www.kalustyans.com.

Kale, Feta & Olive Stuffed Leg of Lamb

Impressive, yet simple, this stuffed leg of lamb recipe is marinated with garlic and lemon then stuffed with red onion, greens, feta and olives. Perfect for a special occasion or a fancy dinner; serve with any dark leafy greens.