Harissa flavoured lamb burgers with tzatziki

This is a superb summer dish that is great on the barbeque. The tzatziki adds a lovely fresh flavour to the burgers. A winner with the kids as well!

Serves: 4

Time: 20 minutes


400g lean lamb mince

1 tablespoon harissa paste, plus extra, for topping

1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

20g fresh mint leaves, chopped

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tbsp oil


150g Greek-style natural yogurt

2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

1/4 cucumber, seeded and finely diced

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

20g fresh mint leaves, chopped

To serve:

Four bread rolls, cut in half and lightly toasted

Salad leaves


To make the burgers: Place the mince, harissa paste, garlic, half the lemon juice, half the mint leaves, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well to combine. With damp hands shape the mixture into four burgers.

To make the tzatziki: Mix together the yogurt, garlic, cucumber, lemon juice and chopped mint. Season to taste.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and cook the burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking. You can also cook the burgers on the BBQ.

Put some salad leaves on the bottom half of each roll, place a burger on top of the leaves. Spoon over some tzatziki and top with a little extra harissa paste.

Serve with baby new potatoes or crispy potato wedges.


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