Packed with spices these burgers bring the flavours of the Middle East to an all-time favourite. A simple carrot salad sets off your burgers with a gourmet twist!4 large patties 20 mins, Cooking Time: 15-20 mins Not too Tricky
To make the burgers place all ingredients into a food processor and process until they form a sticky minced consistency.
Form the mixture into patties. Set the patties aside on a clean plate in the fridge to rest while you make the accompaniments.
To make the salad combine the carrot, currants, pistachios and mint in a large bowl. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and honey and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and set aside at room temperature while you cook the burgers.
Heat a griddle pan or bbq over high heat until very hot. Place the burgers down onto the hot plate and cook for 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until done to your liking.* Remove and rest for a few minutes on a clean plate, covering loosely with foil.
Cut the rolls in half and place the inside down on the same grill or BBQ. Cook until a little charred.
Serve the rested burgers topped with the carrot salad and some hommus and yoghurt.
*if you like your burgers “well done” you could also finish them off in an oven preheated to 160 degrees for around 6-8 minutes after grilling.
*burgers can be made and then frozen as patties, individually wrapped in cling film for up to 3 months.
*recipe can easily be doubled
Recipe made with love by Sally Lukey from Sweetpea Cuisine.