Lamb Seasoning

This lamb seasoning, or lamb rub, can be used on all cuts of lamb from lamb chops to rack of lamb.

Lamb Seasoning in a clear jar
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Lamb is pretty perfect on its own, but it needs that little bit of intense seasoning to make it perfect. This lamb seasoning can be used on all cuts of lamb, from lamb chops to rack of lamb, and should help to bring out a ton of natural lamby flavor.

Make sure you use this lamb seasoning to help flavor some really great Grilled Lamb Chops. Or maybe make some Chicken Seasoning instead?

Lamb Seasoning in a clear jar

Lamb Seasoning

Most seasoning blends can be used for pretty much all purposes, as they usually contain a pretty general blend of different seasonings and flavorings.

However, this seasoning blend works particularly well with lamb, especially when rubbed on as part of a pre-grill seasoning or marinade.

The combination of savory spices and that little hint of sage really helps to amp up the natural flavor of lamb chops, just so long as you give it enough time to work its way into the meat.

Lamb Seasoning spices in clear bowls

Lamb Seasoning Ingredients

Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts so that you know exactly what to buy for this recipe.

• Sea salt

• Dried parsley

• Dried rosemary

• Ground sage

• Onion powder

• Garlic powder

• Smoked paprika

• Paprika

• Dried oregano

• Black pepper

Lamb Seasoning spices in a clear mixing bowl

How To Make Lamb Seasoning

• Combine all of the ingredients together using a whisk, and then place into a sealed container

• Store the seasoning blend in a cupboard for up to 6 months, and use it on all cuts of lamb.

Lamb Seasoning in a clear jar

How Best To Apply Your Seasoning Blend On Your Lamb

Seasoning blends are a bit tricky to use when you have them all ready-made and sitting in a jar – how are you supposed actually to use them and put them on your meat?

You can’t just throw the seasoning on the meat and hope for the best; you might get little clumps of way too much seasoning in one spot or not enough somewhere else.

There are two main ways to more adequately season the whole of your lamb chop when you are trying to apply the seasoning.

For starters, you can simply just dunk the whole lamb chop in, one at a time, and shake it around, ensuring that it has even coverage.

If you do this, make sure that you are also shaking off any excess seasoning so that you don’t get loads of extra seasoning sticking to everything.

The other method is to simply sprinkle it all over your lamb chops in a fine layer. You want to grip each bit of seasoning with a finger and a thumb, and then finely sprinkle on the seasoning in an even layer all over the meat.

This helps to ensure even coverage, but the slower application of the seasoning also leads to a slower, more careful seasoning application. You can use your eye to more carefully gauge how much seasoning you need on every spot of the meat.

This way, your lamb won’t get covered in seasoning but will still have all of the seasonings that it needs to be tasty.

Lamb Seasoning on a wooden spoon

How Long To Leave The Seasoning Blend On Your Lamb

One of the trickier parts of using your own seasoning blend on meat is figuring out how long you should leave it on for.

If you are just planning to use your seasoning blend as a sort of additional flavorings, such as providing some extra seasoning onto the meat directly at the table, this doesn’t really matter.

However, most of the time, seasoning blends are used as a way to help marinade and season the meat from the inside. This requires leaving the marinade on the meat long enough for the seasoning to penetrate into the meat, but not so long that it causes the meat to undergo any chemical changes due to all of the excess salt being added to it.

To that end, it is important to try and only marinade your meat in seasoning blends for a few hours. While you can leave it overnight, the salt in most seasoning blends can actually change the texture of the exterior of the meat.

Plus, you might find that the meat leaks out too much of its natural juices, causing both the meat to lose its juiciness and the seasoning blend to become sort of washed away into the liquid that seeps out.

About 2-3 hours is really the sweet spot – you can leave it longer if you have to, but the best thing to do is to keep an eye on it and time how long your meat will sit in the seasoning blend for the best results.

Looking for more delicious Seasoning & Spice recipes? Try these out:

Homemade Poultry Seasoning Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Apple Pie Spice

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This lamb seasoning, or lamb rub, can be used on all cuts of lamb from lamb chops to rack of lamb, bringing out the best flavors of the meat.

Lamb Seasoning

This lamb seasoning, or lamb rub, can be used on all cuts of lamb from lamb chops to rack of lamb.
5 from 3 votes
Lamb Seasoning in a clear jar
Prep Time
5 minutes
Sauces, spices
8 tablespoons
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1/4 cup flaked sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon ground sage
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Combine all ingredients together using a whisk, then place into a sealed container.
  • Store in the cupboard for up to 6 months.
  • Use as spicing on all cuts of lamb.

Recipe Notes

  • Adjust the seasonings to your own personal liking

Nutrition Information

Calories: 10kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 3540mg, Potassium: 50mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 288IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Leo says

    Thanks for providing this recipe. Are you sure about the amount of salt? I just made this and the salt overpowered the rest of the seasoning. Wasn’t sure if it was a typo or not. Regardless, I appreciate you sharing your wisdom.

    • Mr. Kitchen Magpie says

      Did you use flaked or non-flaked sea salt? Flaked is very important when using sea salt otherwise, yes, you will very much overpower the seasoning.

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