The Best Lamb Seasoning (Use Fresh or Dry Herbs)

white bowl of lamb seasonings.

Transform your ordinary lamb dishes into extraordinary meals with this perfect lamb seasoning recipe. Infused with a flavorful and classic blend of herbs and spices for lamb, this spice mix recipe will become your go-to for all your lamb recipes

Recipes to use this seasoning on: Sous Vide Leg of LambSmoked Leg of LambSous Vide Lamb Chops or Smoked Rack of Lamb.

Lamb rack covered in an herb marinade on a black cutting board.

Lamb Spices

To really bring out the flavor of lamb, nothing beats the right seasoning; this specific mix is a great way to enhance the flavor and aroma of your dishes.

Here’s the best seasoning for lamb if you’re looking for the classic garlic herb mix:

  • Rosemary, fresh or dried
  • Thyme, fresh or dried
  • Oregano, fresh or dried
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Other than the oregano, it’s pretty close to the very popular Prime Rib Rub

Variety of ground herbs on a white plate.

Lamb Marinade

Prefer a marinade over a dry rub?  This spice rub can easily turn into a lamb chop marinade. Just add 1 batch of the lamb seasoning to 1/4 cup of olive oil. That’s it!

Variations

Fresh Herbs – Instead of using dried herbs, swap in fresh herbs. You will need to adjust the measurements for each fresh ingredient by using 3x the amount of dried. For example, 1 tsp of dried rosemary would need to be replaced by 1 tbsp of fresh rosemary (= 3 tsp).

Spicy – throw in some red pepper flakes if you like a little heat. Start with 1 tsp and work your way up from there.

Greek – for a Greek twist, add in a little lemon juice and mint. Serve with this tzatziki sauce.

Smoked leg of lamb sliced on a silver baking sheet.

What Other Herbs and Spices Go Well With Lamb?

Other herbs and spices that work well: paprika, mustard powder, coriander, cumin, cayenne, dried lemon peels, sage, and mint. Mix and match as you please!

If you need a good binder, we highly recommend using our Dijon mustard recipe.

Expert Tips

  • Adjust the amount of salt and pepper to your taste preferences.
  • Marinate your meat for at least an hour to ensure maximum flavor absorption.
  • Store the spice mix in an airtight container, for up to 6 months.

Ground herbs in a white bowl with a silver spoon.

Recipe Ideas

This lamb seasoning recipe is versatile and will enhance the flavors of your favorite dishes. Here are a few recipe ideas:

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Lamb Temperature Chart

white bowl of lamb seasonings.

Lamb Seasoning

Transform your ordinary lamb dishes into extraordinary meals with this perfect lamb seasoning recipe. Infused with a flavorful and classic blend of herbs and spices, this spice mix recipe will become your go-to for all your lamb recipes.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2.5 tbsp
Calories: 19kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $3.00

Ingredients

WITH DRIED INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tsp dried rosemary ((*Note 1))
  • 1 tsp dried thyme ((*Note 1))
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano ((*Note 1))
  • ½ tsp salt + more to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper + more to taste

WITH FRESH INGREDIENTS

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme
  • ½ Tbsp fresh oregano
  • ½ tsp salt + more to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper + more to taste

Instructions

Dried Ingredients

  • Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an air tight container for up to 6 months.

Fresh Ingredients

  • Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl right before using it.

Notes

Note 1 – To use fresh ingredients, use 1 tbsp of fresh ingredients to 1 tsp of dried spices.

Nutrition

Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 1166mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg
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