Spiced Lamb Shoulder with Tzatziki Sauce is a really tasty dish. A boneless cut of meat rubbed in a combination of spices, served with a cooling cucumber sour cream sauce. It makes for a great meal when served on a bed of rice or with a medley of veggies.


Spiced Lamb Shoulder with Tzatziki Sauce by Diverse Dinners


Spiced Lamb Shoulder with Tzatziki Sauce is quite easy to prepare. A rub is created using coriander, cumin and cayenne and other aromatic ingredients, and then slathered all over the lamb. The lamb is cooked slowly until the temperature reaches 140 degrees, at which time the heat is raised to brown the meat. 140 degrees for this cut of meat is medium, if you prefer medium well, you should allow your lamb to get to a temperature of 165 degrees.

This is a tasty treat for the tastebuds, the tzatziki sauce works so well with the aromatic lamb. It’s a simple sauce made of sour cream, cucumber, dill, lemon and garlic, with a touch of pepper. It’s totally yummy. 


Spiced Lamb Shoulder with Tzatziki Sauce by Diverse Dinners


Spiced Lamb Shoulder with Tzatziki Sauce can also work as a great garden party dish. Simply cut into thin slices and serve with warm pittas, chopped iceberg lettuce and sliced tomatoes. 

I usually serve lamb on a Sunday night, and Spiced Lamb Shoulder with Tzatziki Sauce makes for a great springtime dish. So gather the ingredients and give this recipe a whirl and let me know if you like it.




1201 cal


82 g


61 g


58 g
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Serves 4-6

Spiced Lamb Shoulder with Tzatziki Sauce

30 minPrep Time

1 hr, 45 Cook Time

2 hr, 15 Total Time

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    Tzatziki Sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove (grated)
  • 1/3 cup cucumber (grated)
  • 2 tsp fresh dill (removed from stalks)
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • Spiced lamb
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 lb boneless lamb (tied)
  • Equipment & Utensils
  • Roasting tin
  • Meat thermometer


    Tzatziki Sauce:
  1. Mix together sour cream, lemon juice and garlic until completely combined.
  2. Add cucumber, dill and pepper and mix once more to combine.
  3. Transfer sauce to a serving dish, cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge until ready to serve.
  4. Spiced Lamb
  5. Mix together coriander, cumin, cayenne, onion and garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  6. Add Worcestershire sauce and olive oil and whisk until completed combined.
  7. Rub all over lamb, then place in a preheated oven at 375 and cook for 1 1/2 hours.
  8. Baste lamb every 30 minutes with released juices to reintroduce flavors.
  9. Test temperature of lamb and once it reaches 140 degrees, raise heat in oven to 410 and cook for another 15 minutes to brown the lamb.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  11. Serve with tzatziki sauce when ready.