Spice Rubbed Lamb Tenderloin and Yogurt Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Spice Rub:

2 tablespoons Spanish paprika

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 1/2 teaspoons ground mustard

1 teaspoon ground fennel

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Yogurt Sauce:

1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon finely chopped oregano

1/4 cup fresh clementine juice

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


1 1/4 pounds lamb tenderloin

3 tablespoons canola oil


  1. For the spice rub: Stir together the paprika, cumin, mustard, fennel, salt and pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. For the yogurt sauce: Whisk together the yogurt, oregano clementine and lemon juices in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Sprinkle each tenderloin liberally with the rub. Heat a grill or grill pan to high. Drizzle the lamb with the oil and grill until golden brown on both sides and cooked to medium-rare doness, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  4. Serve with the yogurt sauce.