Spicy lamb and feta burgers with cucumber salsa

These spicy lamb burgers are cooled by a light and fresh cucumber salsa - perfect for al fresco summer dining
Spicy lamb and feta burgers with cucumber salsa
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 20 minutes chilling time
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 450 g lean minced lamb
  • 1 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin seeds
  • 3-4 tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley or coriander
  • 1 lemon, zest only
  • 125 g feta cheese, roughly crumbled
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper

For the cucumber salsa

  • 1/4 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 ripe plum tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 50 g black olives, drained and cut in half
  • 3 tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped mint
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

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 on a barbecue or under a preheated moderate grill for 6-8 minutes on each side until thoroughly cooked and any meat juices run clear.

4. Serve with sourdough bread or similar, salad leaves and salsa, or a selection of relishes.

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