Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce and Quinoa & Cous Cous Salad

This quick recipe from Culinary Works makes a flavorful dinner for these hot soon-to-be summer days. The recipe is for a crowd and would be perfect for the grad or dad in your life! The Salad stores great so make a bunch – adding the peppers adds a special zing.

Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce and Quinoa & Cous Cous Salad

For Tzatziki
1/2 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and grated (3/4 cup)
1/2 cup plain yogurt, preferably whole milk yogurt
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
1 small garlic clove, minced
Salt and pepper

For Lamb Burgers
1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
1/2 small onion, minced (1/4 cup)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried
Salt and pepper
4 pieces pita bread (6 inches each)
Iceberg lettuce, for serving
2 medium beefsteak tomatoes, sliced, for serving

Directions
Heat grill or grill pan to high. Make tzatziki: In a medium bowl, combine cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, mint and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
Make burgers: In a medium bowl, use a fork to gently combine lamb, onion, parsley, and oregano; season with salt and pepper. Gently form mixture into 16 small patties, about 3/4 inch thick. Grill until medium-rare, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Quinoa and Cous Cous Salad
Cook Quinoa and Cous Cous according to package directions. When mostly cooled, add in:
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/3 – 1/2 cup feta cheese
1/2 green onion sliced thin
1 tomato chopped small
1/2 cucumber chopped small
OTHER options – corn, bell peppers or black beans.

Dressing, mix together:
1/3 to 1/2 cup olive oil
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 ½ tsp. cumin
Salt and Pepper

 

Recipe Name: Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce and Quinoa & Cous Cous Salad Image: http://stewartsmarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/lamb-burgers-350x350.jpeg Author: Review Date: Recipe Description: This quick recipe from Culinary Works makes a flavorful dinner for these hot soon-to-be summer days. The recipe is for a crowd and would be perfect for the grad or dad in your life! The Salad stores great so make a bunch - adding the peppers adds a special zing. Ingredients: Quinoa and Cous Cous Salad Cook Quinoa and Cous Cous according to package directions. When mostly cooled, add in: 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1/3 – 1/2 cup feta cheese 1/2 green onion sliced thin 1 tomato chopped small 1/2 cucumber chopped small OTHER options – corn, bell peppers or black beans. Dressing, mix together: 1/3 to 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tsp apple cider vinegar 2 ½ tsp. cumin Salt and Pepper Directions: Heat grill or grill pan to high. Make tzatziki: In a medium bowl, combine cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, mint and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use. Make burgers: In a medium bowl, use a fork to gently combine lamb, onion, parsley, and oregano; season with salt and pepper. Gently form mixture into 16 small patties, about 3/4 inch thick. Grill until medium-rare, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
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