American Lamb Sliders with Pesto Mayo & Pickled Radishes


June 29, 2022

Recipe provided by Foxes Love Lemons - simple, yet special, recipes for the home chef., courtesy of the American Lamb Board (American Lamb Sliders With Pesto Mayo & Pickled Radishes | American Lamb).


Roasted Lamb

2 tbsp Kosher salt

1 tbsp Chili powder

1 tbsp Ground cumin

2 tsp Ground black pepper

1 Boneless leg of lamb (4lbs), tied

Pickled Radishes

1/3 cup Apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup Granulated sugar

1 tsp Kosher salt

8 Medium radishes, thinly sliced

Pesto Mayo

3/4 cup Mayonnaise

1/4 cup Prepared basil pesto


16 Split rolls or slider buns

Decorative toothpicks (optional)


1Make the Roasted Lamb: In small bowl, stir together salt, chili powder, cumin and black pepper. Place lamb on rimmed baking pan and rub all sides with spice mixture. Transfer to refrigerator at least 12 hours or up to 1 day.

2Remove lamb from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place lamb on rack set inside roasting pan. Transfer to oven and roast 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees F; roast 45 to 60 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 130 degrees F for medium rare. Remove from oven. Tent with foil; let rest 10 minutes before slicing and cutting into pieces that will fit on rolls.

3Meanwhile, make the Pickled Radishes: Add the vinegar, sugar and salt to large jar; secure lid and shake until well combined. Add radishes to jar; secure lid and turn jar over several times to toss. Transfer jar to refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 days. Drain before serving.

4Make the Pesto Mayonnaise: Add mayonnaise and pesto to small bowl; stir until well combined. Use immediately or cover and keep refrigerated up to 3 days.

5To serve, place rolls on work surface. Divide Roasted Lamb and Pickled Radishes over bottom halves of rolls. Spread 1 tablespoon Pesto Mayo on top half of each roll; place over lamb and radishes. Skewer with decorative toothpick, if desired. Serve immediately.