Lamb ranks high on the list of foods we associate with spring, right along with fresh asparagus, sugar snap peas, and the season's first strawberries. While there's absolutely nothing wrong with a classic roast lamb studded with garlic and rosemary, there's a wide world of flavors that pair beautifully with rich, tender spring lamb. Here are 10 to explore.

paprika + turmeric + cumin + cinnamon + cloves + cardamom + ginger + saffron + coriander

Lamb Tagine
Photo by Montana

garam masala + turmeric + ginger + cayenne + honey + cilantro

Butter Lamb Gravy
Photo by SunnyByrd

garlic + savory + allspice + coriander + cumin

Gyros Burgers
Photo by Cat Lady Cyndi

chile peppers + cumin + garam masala + ginger + turmeric + saffron + cilantro

Kashmiri Lamb
Photo by Doughgirl8

rosemary + basil + thyme + balsamic vinegar

garlic + marjoram + rosemary

Photo by lutzflcat

basil + mint + paprika + cumin + coriander + cayenne

Lahmacun Turkish Pizza
Photo by pomplemousse
| Credit: pomplemousse

herbes de provence + pistachios + Dijon mustard

garlic + rosemary (because sometimes less is more)

Roast Leg of Lamb
Photo by TheBritishBaker

pomegranate + balsamic vinegar + rosemary + mint + honey

Lamb Braised in Pomegranate
Photo by Photo by Chef John
| Credit: Chef John

Check out our collection of Lamb Recipes, including lamb shanks, leg of lamb, ground lamb, lamb chops, stews, burgers, and more.