Herb Rubbed Leg of Lamb

Bill and I were fortunate to get to spend time over Easter weekend with some family members that we don’t get to see too often. My grandfather, aunt, and uncle came into town to visit. Unfortunately visits from them are few and far between, despite our family being extremely close, which then makes the visits very exciting. Being that everyone being together was such a special occasion, Bill and I decided to cook a few big family dinners over the weekend.

For one of the evenings, we decided to share with everyone some of the delicious grass fed lamb that we purchased from Pellegrino Pastures. For this meal, we decided to try another version of a roast leg of lamb. The first recipe was so delicious, we could not imagine creating it another way, but we wanted to give it a try. We had a significantly larger leg of lamb this time, and decided to roast it with a delicious herb rub, surrounded by colorful roasting vegetables.


  • 5-7 pound leg of lamb
  • 10 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons rosemary, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Roasting Vegetables:

  • 2 cups parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Rinse leg of lamb under cold water, and pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. Place lamb in a large roasting pan.
  4. Combine garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
  5. Stir olive oil into the herb rub.
  6. Rub herb mixture over the entire leg of lamb, distributing evenly.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, combine chopped roasting vegetables, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  8. Pour vegetables around the leg of lamb.
  9. Roast 25 minutes per pound to yield a medium rare roast.

This recipe turned out beautifully, and filled the house with amazing smells. It was the perfect way to enjoy an evening with family that we do not get to see often.

As always, enjoy!

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    1. May 18, 2011

      This looks delicious (as always).

    2. April 3, 2014

      How many would this leg serve, please?

    3. April 3, 2014

      Sorry – new to Primal Palate — don’t see a + sign to add this to myKitchen… is it b/c it’s an older recipe? Help, please!

      1. April 4, 2014

        Hey there,

        Yes, this is a very old one, before the new site was launched. You can still find the original recipe card on that post though. Here is the link: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xFbMqFjLrbA/TdEV8L4CY9I/AAAAAAAAB0g/RZTjfhNVu_4/s1600/Herb%2BRubbed%2BLeg%2Bof%2BLamb.jpg

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