Lamb shank and herb soup

Lamb shank and herb soup

Lamb shank and herb soup

This is a tasty lamb shank soup recipe packed full of herbs, spices and spinach. It can be prepared and slow cooked the evening before or early in the morning making it a warming treat to come home to.

SERVES: 6 PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME: Approximately 8 hours


  • 1 bunch finely chopped spring onions
  • 1 mild chilli, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup coriander, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3 lamb shanks (get your butcher to cut into the bone to release more flavour)
  • 1.5 litres water
  • 250g chopped baby spinach or 200g frozen spinach


  1. Place the spring onions, chilli, garlic, olive oil and all the fresh herbs and spices into the slow cooker and heat on high for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the lamb shanks and braise for a further 10 minutes.
  3. Add the water and spinach and turn the slow cooker down to low, letting all the ingredients simmer for up to 8 hours or until the meat has begun to fall from the shank bone.
  4. Add more water depending on the quantity of soup you would like.
  5. This soup can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or frozen if your meat was purchased fresh prior to cooking.


  • Add your favourite vegetables for a whole meal in one
  • For those who like it hotter, add more fresh chillis
  • This soup is delicious with a spoon of fresh herby pesto stirred in before serving

Dietary Requirements

Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Sugar Free  |  Yeast Free  |  Soy Free  |  Egg Free  |  Nut Free  |  Vegetarian

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