Spicy Lamb and Feta Burgers with Cucumber Salsa Spicy Lamb and Feta Burgers with Cucumber Salsa

Spicy Lamb and Feta Burgers with Cucumber Salsa

Succulent lamb burgers with a greek twist. Bursting with summer flavours of paprika, cumin, lemon and feta served with cucumber, tomato, olive salsa.

prep time
10 mins

cook time
16 minutes

serves
4 people

Ingredients

  • 450g/1lb lean lamb mince
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1.25ml/¼tsp ground paprika
  • 5ml/1tsp ground allspice
  • 2.5ml/½tsp cumin powder
  • 45-60ml/3-4tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley or coriander
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 125g/4½oz Feta cheese, roughly crumbled
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • For the Cucumber salsa

  • :¼ cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 ripe plum tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 50g/2oz black olives, drained and cut in half
  • 30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped mint
  • 30-45ml/2-3tbsp olive oil
  • 10ml/2tsp lemon juice
  • Sourdough bread slices, or similar to serve
  • Salad leaves, to serve

Method

  1. In a large bowl mix all the burger ingredients together.
  2. Using slightly damp hands shape the mixture into 4 x 9cm (3½inch) burgers. If time allows cover and chill for 20 minutes. Meanwhile mix the cucumber salsa ingredients together and set aside.
  3. Cook the burgers under a preheated moderate grill or barbecue for 6-8 minutes on each side until thoroughly cooked and any meat juices run clear.
  4. Serve with the sourdough bread or similar, salad leaves and salsa, or a selection of relishes.