Persian Tomato Sauce for Lamb

persian tomato sauce for lamb

Persian Tomato Sauce for Lamb

This is a delicious chunky style sauce that is perfect with lamb,but don’t stop there, use as a unique pizza sauce with sliced lamb or as a divine vegetarian dish with chickpeas.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Frying pan
  • 1 wooden spoon


  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Persian Rub
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • Zest of a lemon finely chopped
  • 1 400 g tin whole peeled tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 30 g butter


  • Fry onions and garlic slowly in butter until translucent.
  • Add the Persian Rub fry for half a minute then stir in the tomato paste.
  • Add the lemon zest and tomatoes and cook another five minutes.
  • Break the tomatoes up with a wooden spoon, but keep the sauce chunky.
  • Add half the parsley just before serving and use the remainder to garnish.
  • Serve with roast lamb, rack of lamb or lamb fillets on couscous.
Keyword dinner, lamb, tomato paste, tomato sauce