Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
14 Hours 50 Mins
Makes 8 servings

Leg of lamb is an easy yet holiday-worthy roast. Buzz together the flavorful salt seasoning in a food processor, and rub it onto the meat at least 12 hours before roasting. Trust an instant-read meat thermometer to ensure the lamb is the perfect rosy pink in the center.

How to Make It

Step 1

Process first 5 ingredients in a food processor 2 to 3 minutes or until blended. Rub mixture over lamb, and place on a rack in a roasting pan. Chill 12 to 24 hours.

Step 2

Let lamb stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450°. Brush lamb with olive oil.

Step 3

Bake at 450° for 45 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 350°, and bake 1 more hour or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 145°. Let lamb stand 20 minutes before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Roasted Leg of Lamb with Lemon-Herb Salt

April 11, 2015
This is the best leg  of Lamb, I have ever made. I served 12 people, that's including children. They all wanted seconds. The only thing I did different was I cut cloves of garlic in half, made slits all over the roast. Pushing the slivers of garlic in them. And I served mint jelly, but it wasn't necessary. It could stand alone!!