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October 24, 2019

Za'atar + Sumac Rack of American Lamb with Herb Yogurt Sauce


Recipe Provided By
"Lindsey Eats LA"
Prep Time

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Cook Time

30 min

Total Time

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Za'atar + Sumac Rack of American Lamb on parchment paper with Herb Yogurt Sauce


Rack of American Lamb

  • 1 rack American Lamb
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sumac
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon za’atar
  • 1 tablespoon salt 

Herb Yogurt Sauce

  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup dill
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 juice of lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


For the Rack of American Lamb: In a bowl, add oil, sumac, paprika, pepper, garlic powder, za’atar and salt; mix well. Spread mixture all over the lamb; marinate 30 minutes to overnight. 

For the Herb Yogurt Sauce: In a blender, add cilantro and dill; blend until chopped. Add yogurt, oil, cloves, lime juice, salt and pepper; blend together. Set aside. 

Heat a skillet to medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil. Sear lamb 5 to 6 minutes on each side until charred. Place in the oven; cook at 400°F 15 to 20 minutes. Let rest 10 to 15 minutes; slice into chops.

Serve with Herb Yogurt Sauce.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

Za'atar + Sumac Rack of American Lamb with Herb Yogurt Sauce
Za'atar + Sumac Rack of American Lamb with Herb Yogurt Sauce
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