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Loin of Lamb Rubbed With Garlic and Cumin With Yogurt Sauce



  1. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 2 tablespoons fresh cumin
  3. 8 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  4. 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  5. 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro
  6. 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  7. 2 lamb tender loins (2 pounds each)
  8. Salt

Yogurt Sauce

  1. 2 cups plain lowfat yogurt, drained for 30 minutes
  2. 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  3. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  5. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  6. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Make the sauce Place oil, cumin, garlic, lime juice, cilantro and black pepper in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a large shallow baking dish, add tenderloins and rub completely with the marinade. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours. Remove from marinade and season with salt and pepper to taste. Grill for 4-5 minutes on each side for medium rare.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper. Let stand at least 1/2 hour before serving. Serve with the grilled lamb.