Greek Flavored Burgers
1 pound ground lamb
1/4 cup parsley
1/4 cup mint
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried oregano
fresh ground pepper
Place the parsley, mint, and garlic in a food processor and chop until fine. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Form into 4 patties.
Serve with red onions, feta cheese, and black olive tapenade topped with the yogurt sauce below on pita bread or a bun as shown.
1 cup (8 oz) yogurt - preferably Greek
1 small cucumber - peeled, seeded and finely diced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon dried dill or fresh if available
1 minced garlic clove (for garlic lovers)
Note: Raw garlic adds a real bite (good or bad? depending on your taste)
Peel cuke and cut lengthwise in half. Scoop out seeds. Salt and let sit for 1/2 hour. Rinse salt off. Chop into small pieces about 1/4" in pieces. Combine all ingredients in bowl and let sit. Serve with burger as a sauce.
Oh boy is this yogurt sauce delicious! Understatement. I've doused it on chicken and lamb and used it as salad dressing on greens. Astoundingly good. I leave out the garlic even though I am one of the biggest garlic fans on this planet. I like the freshness of the cukes, lemons, and dill just plain.