Herb pesto roasted leg of lamb


Try this simple but tasty dish that will please all tastes.

Shopping list:

  • 1 small leg of lamb boneless
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 50grtams cashew nuts
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 250grams cocktail potatoes
  • 250grams jap pumpkin, cut into small pieces
  • Sea salt and black pepper

  • Step 1

    Take the leg of lamb and remove the bone, flattening it out, slicing partially through the flesh to help tenderize the meat.

  • Step 2

    In a food processor puree the fresh garlic with the parsley, thyme and basil, cashew nuts, parmesan cheese and olive oil until it is smooth and green. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 3

    Smear the pesto over the lamb liberally and marinate overnight if possible.

  • Step 4

    In a large bowl toss the cocktail potatoes and the jap pumpkin together with some olive oil and salt and pepper. Then put in a roasting pan and cook at 185C for around 30 minutes or until caramelized and cooked through.

  • Step 5

    In a preheated flat grill, cook the flattened lamb leg for around 8 minutes each side, the let rest for 10 minutes. Carve over the vegetables and serve with your favorite condiments.


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