Lamb and mint burgers with tzatziki and greek salad

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Lamb and mint burgers with tzatziki and greek salad

Main Serves 4 20 min
This is a lighter way to serve these tasty lamb and mint burgers, following a Greek flavour riff with a tzatziki dressing and a salad with our Kalamata black olives and some tangy Wootton White, a British feta-style cheese. Add some warm pitta to scoop up the salad and tzatziki, or leave out for a lighter meal, if you prefer. Marinating the red onion takes away some of its fierce pungency; try it if you'rre not a fan of raw onion. It will take a little longer in preparation.

Cook's notes

Soaking the red onion in a small bowl or mug with the a teaspoon or two of sugar and a dousing of red wine vinegar for 30 minutes – 1 hour will soften and take away some its raw pungency so it doesn't overpower the dish.

Ingredients

for the tzatziki

  • ½ a cucumber, coarsely grated
  • ½ a pot of Riverford yoghurt
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed or finely chopped
  • 1 good tsp dried mint, or a handful of mint leaves, finely shredded
  • 1 lemon, juice to taste

for the Greek salad

  • 1 red onion, peeled, halved and finely sliced
  • 100g salad leaves
  • ½ a cucumber, diced
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 1 tsp dried oregano, or 1 tbsp of chopped fresh leaves
  • olive oil
  • ½ a pack of Riverford Kalamata olives, pitted
  • pack of Wootton White cheese
  • 4 lamb and mint burgers
  • warm toasted pitta bread to serve (optional)

Method

Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 10 min
  • Step 1

    Make the tzatziki: mix the cucumber in a large bowl with half the pot of yoghurt, a good pinch of salt, the mint and a good squeeze of lemon juice to taste.
  • Step 2

    For the rest of the salad, mix the oregano in a large bowl with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (approx half a lemon) and 3 tablespoons of good olive oil. Season with a little salt and pepper.
  • Step 3

    Add the salad leaves, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and olives. Crumble up some of the Wootton White cheese and add that. Drain the red onion rings and add those.
  • Step 4

    Lightly oil the lamb and mint burgers and grill or fry for approx 3-4 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  • Step 5

    Serve with the tzatziki, salad and toasted pitta bread if using.