The winter months are full of family and friends gathered together. Inspired by Greek family tradition, this recipe provides warmth, rich flavors and more time to spend with loved ones. A simple Greek salad, grilled pita, tzatziki and Cabernet Sauvignon make the meal complete.



To make the sumac rub, combine all ingredients and pulse in a spice or coffee grinder. Store in a mason jar or airtight container and keep in the pantry for up to one month. This recipe will yield 1¾ cups.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove leg of lamb from refrigerator; rub with Jordan extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and ½ cup of the Jordan Sumac Rub. Allow lamb to come to room temperature.

Place lamb on a rack in a shallow pan and roast for 30 minutes. Reduce oven to 325 degrees and roast until a meat thermometer reads 135 degrees (approximately one hour and forty five minutes).

Remove lamb from oven and allow to rest, tented with foil for 15 minutes. Accompany with a simple Greek salad, grilled eggplant, pita and tzatziki for a rustic meal.