This Lamb rub seasoning mix is an all-purpose dry rub that will season your lamb recipe to perfection! Whether it be grilled lamb chops, lamb roast, or other - you'll love the salted smoky herb flavor this spice rub gives your meat! Can also be used on beef, chicken, pork, and fish or shellfish.
Why You'll ❤️ This
"My favorite dry rub for lamb - it's all-purpose and works with not only lamb but chicken, pork, and fish too! It's quick and easy plus it adds amazing flavor to your lamb roast, steaks, chops, etc."
This lamb rub pairs wonderfully with nearly all lamb! Feel free to change up the seasoning a bit and experiment with seasonings to customize the flavors!
This seasoning mix is ready in less than 8 minutes! I probably shouldn't admit this but my spice cabinet is a bit disorganized at the moment - it took me longer to find the spices than it did to make this! LOL 🙂 I think it will probably only take you only 5 minutes to make.
You'll love how salted smoky herb flavor tastes and how well it flavors your lamb!
This lamb rub is gluten-free, low carb, keto, vegan, dairy-free, and sugar-free. You can feel good about serving this!
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this lamb rub:
- Dried Rosemary - rosemary is a classic herb that pairs well with lamb!
- Smoked Paprika - whilte you can use regular paprika, for best flavor I recommend the smoked paprika the smokey flavor it adds to the rub.
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Salt
- Dried Lemon Peel - dried lemon peel is hard but once it gets rubbed on to the meat and cooked it softens and adds a nice tang to the seasoning.
- Parsley - a classic herb that goes well with just about any dish!
- Ground Mustard
- Ground Black Pepper
- Salt - I prefer kosher salt
- (Optional) Dried Mint Leaves - a class herb that goes so well with lamb!
Be sure to see the recipe card below for ingredient quantities and full instructions!
Equipment and tools needed to make this lamb rub recipe:
Here are the step-by-step instructions for making lamb rub:
Gather all the ingredients, a small bowl, spoon, and a storage container.
Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix together.
If not using immediately transfer to an airtight storage container or sealed plastic bag for later use.
Generously sprinkle the lamb rub over your cut of meat up to 24 hours in advance! Rub it in, seal the meat in a plastic bag, wrap it in plastic wrap, or cover in foil until ready to cook.
Grill, Roast, or Smoke
Carry on with your favorite grilled lamb, roasted lamb, or smoked lamb recipe! See below for more ideas on how to use it!
I have the perfect recipe that calls for this lamb rub - Roasted Lamb Breast! Give it a try it's super simple and has amazing flavor.
🥗 How To Use
Here are a few ways to lamb rub:
- Dry rub. Use the lamb rub as a dry rub on any cut of lamb - I often make grilled lamb chops with it, sprinkle it on my leg of lamb, or use it a lamb shoulder braise.
- Great seasoning for chicken, beef, pork, fish, and shellfish too.
- Make roasted vegetables. Sprinkle it on potatoes and vegetables along with some olive oil, then roast them in the oven (425-degrees F) until done - turning halfway.
- Add a little to lamb stew or shepherd's pie.
Here are a few ways you can vary or make substitutions to this dry rub:
- Spicy - add chili pepper flakes while cooking to imbue heat into the dish, or banana peppers
- Play around with the ingredients and come up with you own special combination!
- Give it a Middle Eastern flair by adding a little nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, allspice, or caraway! Get creative!
💭 Top Tips
- Make extra and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months!
- The fresher the ingredients the better the flavor and the longer you can store this.
Store any extra seasoning mix in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Which spices go well with lamb?
There are many spices that go well with lamb. Rosemary, thyme, marjoram, mint, parsley are some of the most common spices. Depending upon what region you live in, or what cuisine your recipe is you may also see.
For example, a Middle Eastern lamb dish might contain cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, nutmeg, coriander, and cumin. While a Mediterranean dish will focus on rosemary, oregano, thyme, garlic, lemon, etc.
What is in lamb seasoning made of?
Lamb seasoning can be made of many different seasoning, spices, and herbs, and will vary from recipe to recipe. This lamb seasoning recipe uses rosemary, oregano, cumin, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic salt, dried lemon peel, parsley, ground mustard, dried mint, ground black pepper, and salt.
✔️ Related Recipes
Here are some more homemade seasoning mixes and dry rub recipes you might like to try!
- Homemade Pot Roast Seasoning
- Chipotle Seasoning
- Dry Rub For Chicken
- Copycat Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe
- Best Fajita Seasoning Recipe
- Copycat White Chicken Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe
- Mint Chimichurri - this is actually a sauce but it is SO DANG GOOD on lamb!
If you are looking for delicious lamb recipes, check these out:
- How To Cook a Boneless Leg of Lamb - delicious perfectly cooked oven roasted leg of lamb!
- Pressure Cooker Leg of Lamb
- Lamb Stew Recipe
- Leftover Lamb Shepherd's Pie
- Lamb Stew (Instant Pot)
- Lamb Mince Shepherd's Pie
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- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon marjoram
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 3 teaspoons garlic salt
- 2 teaspoons dried lemon peel
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons (optional) dried mint
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix together.
- Use as a dry rub on lamb for grilling, roasting, and smoking.
- Dry rub your choice of meat up to 24 hours before using then seal until ready to cook.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 year.
- Don't miss all of our helpful hints, substitution ideas, cooking tips, and other delicious recipes that can be found in our post. Check it out!
- This recipe yields about 1/2 cup seasoning mix.
- VARIATIONS: Play around with the herbs and seasoning to your liking. Make is spicy by adding red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper.
- TOP TIPS: make extra and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months!
- SERVING SUGGESTIONS: use in any lamb recipe - great on roast, steaks, and chops. PAlso goes well on fish, chicken, and pork.
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