Greek Grilled Leg of Lamb

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

My sister-in-law taught me how to make lamb in this way. It must be marinated overnight for maximum flavor. This is our favorite Sunday lunch (we have it with oven-roasted potatoes and a big salad).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pound lamb until it is an even thickness.
  2. Place it in a shallow glass dish.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients until well-blended and pour over lamb.
  4. Turn meat in marinade, cover, and marinate in refrigerator overnight.
  5. Drain lamb and reserve marinade.
  6. Place meat on grill 6 inches above gray coals and grill for 40 to 45 minutes, brushing with marinade and turning every 10 minutes.
  7. Let lamb rest for 10 minutes.
  8. Cut meat into thin slices (lamb will be pink) and sprinkle with chopped fresh mint.


Most Helpful

This has excellent flavor .. I pounded the meat very thinly (less than 1/4") and sliced into 1" strips .. after marinating I rolled the strips and threaded them in skewers which made a very nice presentation .. the meat was very tender and flavorful, my guests loved it .. thanks!

najwa November 18, 2003

The recipe is easy. Everyone loved it, even my 22 month old Grand-daughter. Thanks.

Florencep1 July 29, 2009

Boy did this turn out great for first time cooking a leg of lamb....was going to put on grill, but the griller got the flu and it was snowing ended up putting it in the oven...still was perfect....thanks

CIndytc April 11, 2007

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