Go Back
leg of lamb with chimichurri
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Roasted Lamb with Chimichurri

Chef Travis Sparks made this delicious lamb dish for last years farm dinner at Turnbull Creek Farm. The bright herb chimichurri sauce contrasts perfectly with the lamb. It’s also great with roast chicken.
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chimichurri Lamb
Servings: 8
Author: Sarah Hagaman and Jill Melton


  • 1 boneless leg of lamb  (about 3 pounds_

For the Chimichurri

  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1 shallot
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat an oven to 350°F. Roast lamb 2 hours or until 120 degrees.
  • Once cooked, char the lamb on a grill or in a large skillet until caramelized or until lamb is 140°F. Slice and serve with the chimichurri.
  • To make the chimichurri: combine the parsley, mint, basil, shallot, and fresh garlic in a food processor. Pulse until chopped. Add the sherry vinegar and olive oil, process until emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper.