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Greek lamb roast with oregano salt and skordalia

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Served with a traditional garlic and potato dip, this slow-cooking Greek lamb roast is a flavour explosion. Switch up your usual Sunday roast and try out this easy but delicious dish.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time2 hour 30 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes, (+ 20 mins resting)


  • 15g punnet oregano
  • 2.6kg Coles Australian Lamb Leg Whole Roast
  • 2 tbsp sea salt flakes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lemons, cut into wedges
  • 2 whole garlic bulbs, halved crossways
  • 200g Perino tomatoes
  • 1kg washed potatoes, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) extra virgin olive oil, extra
  • 1/3 cup (55g) pitted kalamata olives
  • Oregano sprigs, extra, to garnish

Nutritional information

Per recipe: Energy: 26408kj /6312cal (304%), Protein: 389.4g (779%), Total Fat: 440.2g (629%), Sat fat: 143.5g (598%), Carbs: 194g (63%), Sugars: 16.6g (18%), Fiber: 30.6g (102%), Sodium: 13.7g (596%).

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Step 2

    Place 5 oregano sprigs in a large greased roasting pan. Place lamb on top. Finely chop remaining oregano and combine with sea salt flakes and oil. Rub oil mixture all over lamb. Roast for 1 1/2 hours. Add garlic bulbs and lemon to the pan. Roast for a further 1 hour or until cooked to your liking, adding tomatoes in the last 10 mins of cooking. Cover loosely with foil. Set aside for 20 mins to rest.

  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, cook the potatoes in a saucepan of salted boiling water for 6 mins or until tender. Drain. Mash until smooth. Stir in the crushed garlic, lemon juice and 1/3 cup (80ml) of the extra oil. Season. Drizzle with remaining extra oil.
  4. Step 4

    Serve the lamb with garlic, lemon wedges, tomato, olives, skordalia and extra oregano sprigs.