Turkish Rack of Lamb
5 from 12 votes

Turkish Style Rack of Lamb

This is one of my favorite way to prepare rack of lamb and it is very easy to make.  The spices and herbs combined with the mint yogurt sauce bring some great flavors to this Turkish stye rack of lamb.  

Course Main dish
Cuisine Turkish
Keyword aromatic spices, greek yogurt, mint yogurt dip, mint yogurt sauce, rack of lamb, Turkish spices
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 4 servings
Calories 616 kcal


Mint and Yogurt dip:

  • 6 oz of plain Greek yogurt paleo diet: coconut cream
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped mint
  • 1 small garlic clove minced

* You can serve this with a side of steamed vegetables instead of couscous for a paleo diet friendly option.


  1. Place rack of lamb on a rectangular glass dish. In a small bowl mix 3 Tbsp. olive oil, ground cumin, oregano and crushed red pepper. Mix well and rub spice/herb mixture on both sides of the lamb. Cover and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for about 3-4 hours.
  2. Make the yogurt dip by combining yogurt, mint and garlic and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
  3. Heat remaining olive oil in a large pan over high heat and brown meat on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.
  4. Turn heat down to medium and cook until the internal temperature of the meat is about 120 F.
  5. Remove lamb from pan and place on a cutting board. Cover and allow to rest for about 5-10 minutes.
  6. Slice lamb into individual portions and place atop the couscous.
  7. Serve with couscous, mint yogurt dip. A side of steamed carrots also makes a great side dish.
Nutrition Facts
Turkish Style Rack of Lamb
Amount Per Serving
Calories 616 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Fat 56g86%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 339mg10%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.