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Greek lamb burger with creamy cucumber salsa
What you'll need
• 500g extra lean minced lamb
• 30g crumbled feta cheese
• 50g chopped pitted olives
• 1 medium cucumber
• 100ml soured cream
• 100ml plain yoghurt
• 1 tbsp chopped parsley
• 1 tbsp chopped coriander
• 1 tsp ground cumin
• Salt and pepper to taste
The easy bit
For the salsa:
- Peel, deseed and shred the cucumber. Combine the shredded
cucumber in a bowl with the soured cream, yoghurt, parsley,
coriander and cumin. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
For the burgers:
- In a bowl, gently combine the lamb, feta and olives. Form
the mixture into 3 patties about 2.5cm (1 inch) thick and season to
taste with salt and pepper. Cover and chill in the fridge for at
least 10 minutes.
- Barbeque the lamb burgers or cook them under a pre-heated
grill for about 7-10 minutes on each side for medium rare or for
longer if preferred. Serve the lamb burgers with a green salad and
Creamy Cucumber Salsa.