Spring Roast Lamb with Maple Yoghurt Marinade

Easter / Lamb / Mains / Seasonal / Spring

Spring roast lamb with maple yoghurt
6 portions


  • 1.5kg leg of lamb
  • 2 beef tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp small capers, rinsed
  • Bunch of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste)
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • Bunch of fresh mint, chopped
  • Small bunch of basil, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Mix together the yoghurt, maple syrup and lemon juice in a bowl.
  2. Put the lamb in a large roasting tin and season well with salt and pepper, then cover in the maple yoghurt marinade.
  3. Add the chopped shallots and tomatoes to the roasting tin and leave to marinate overnight.
  4. Pre heat the oven to 200ºC and roast the lamb for 20 mins. Then reduce the heat to 160 ºC and cook for another 40 mins. Cooking times will vary depending on the size of the lamb. Use 20 minutes per half kilo as a guide.
  5. While it’s cooking, make a dressing by mixing together the fresh chopped herbs, olive oil and capers in a bowl.
  6. When the lamb is cooked, spoon over the dressing. Cover loosely with foil and leave to rest for 20 minutes before serving.

A delicious leg of lamb recipe fit for any Sunday roast! Left to marinate overnight in a maple yogurt coating, this roast lamb promises the most tender of textures and a deliciously sweet taste.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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