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Mediterranean Lamb Burgers















Trans-fat Free, Low Carb


Yogurt sauce
12 ounce yogurt, plain
1 each garlic cloves
minced and mashed to a paste
¼ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons mint leaves
fresh, shredded
1 ½ pound ground lamb
from the shoulder
1 each garlic cloves
1 tablespoon rosemary leaves
fresh, or 1 ts crumbled dried rosemary
1 tablespoon parsley leaves
fresh minced, or 1 ts dried thyme
1 x salt and black pepper
Chopped salad
cup kalamata olives
coarsely chopped, pitted
2 medium tomatoes
ripe, seeded and coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons parsley leaves
fresh, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
½ cup goat (chevre) cheese
6 each pita bread
each split halfway around edge to form a pocket


Make yogurt sauce: Drain yogurt in a sieve lined with a dampened paper towel set over a bowl 30 minutes. Transfer drained yogurt to a small bowl and stir in garlic paste and mint.

Make burgers: Prepare grill. In a bowl gently but thoroughly combine the lamb, garlic, rosemary, parsley, salt and pepper. Grill on an oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals 7 minutes on each side for medium-rare.

In a bowl combine olives, tomatoes, parsley, olive oil and red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.

Transfer burgers to pita pockets and sprinkle with goat cheese.

Top with chopped salad.

Serve burgers with yogurt sauce.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 232g (8.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 41863% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 232mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 63g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 13% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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