Chilled Sliced Lamb with Minted Pea Sauce

Oxmoor House
Chilled Sliced Lamb With Minted Pea SauceRecipe
Oxmoor House
Lamb has a delicate flavor that complements the cool Mediterranean blend of mint and lemon. This make-ahead meal is excellent served with a rice pilaf and a salad or in a pita.
10 servings (serving size: 3 ounces lamb and about 2 1/2 tablespoons mint sauce)


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1 (2 1/2-pound) boneless leg of lamb, butterflied and trimmed
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 tablespoon salt-free Greek seasoning blend
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
4 garlic cloves, sliced
Cooking spray
3/4 cup loosely packed mint leaves (about 1 ounce)
1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup frozen petite green peas, thawed
Mint sprigs (optional)


Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes
Other: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

1. Prepare grill.

2. Rub surface of lamb with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and olive oil. Sprinkle evenly with Greek seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Make several small slits on outside of lamb; stuff with garlic slices.

3. Coat lamb with cooking spray. Place on grill rack; grill 10 to 11 minutes on each side or until a thermometer registers 140°. Let stand 10 minutes. Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice over lamb. Chill lamb at least 1 hour.

4. While lamb chills, process mint, yogurt, sour cream, pepper, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Transfer mint sauce to a small bowl; stir in peas. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Thinly slice lamb; serve with mint sauce. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

Note: To roast in the oven instead of grilling, place lamb on a rack coated with cooking spray in a roasting pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 425° for 32 minutes.

Created date

October 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 180
Caloriesfromfat 33 %
Fat 6.6 g
Satfat 2.2 g
Protein 22.9 g
Carbohydrate 6 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 67 mg
Iron 1.9 mg
Sodium 252 mg
Calcium 58 mg