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Lamb burgers with hummus, tomato, cucumber and yogurt (Kofta)
Lamb burgers with hummus, tomato, cucumber and yogurt (Kofta)

Lamb burgers with hummus, tomato, cucumber and yogurt (Kofta)

Preparation 10 minutes
Cooking time 8 to 10 minutes
Servings 4



  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) Greek yogurt, plain
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) tomatoes, cut into 1 cm (3/8 in.) dice
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into 1 cm (3/8 in.) dice
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh dill, chopped
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) chives, finely chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • 600 g (1 1/4 lb) ground lamb
  • 5 or 6 leaves of fresh mint, chopped
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) garlic powder
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) onion powder
  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) ground coriander
  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) Espelette pepper or 1 pinch of Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 onion buns or poppy seed kaiser rolls
  • 250 ml (1 cup) roasted red pepper hummus


  1. Combine all the topping ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Toss gently and refrigerate.
  3. Preheat the barbecue to maximum heat or at least to 260°C (500°F).
  4. In another bowl, combine the lamb with the mint and seasonings. Mix well.
  5. Shape into 4 patties.
  6. Grill the patties for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until the meat is cooked through.
  7. Toast the buns lightly.
  8. Assemble the burgers, spreading some hummus onto each half of the buns.
  9. Add some topping and close the burgers.
  10. Serve with a couscous salad.
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