Whole Foods: Greek Inspired Lamb Burgers

We are back from Bali!  Don’t worry there will be more posts about the adventure.  It was an amazing trip and its difficult to get back into the regular life mindset.  Especially things like cooking.  Fortunately, Lukus had 2 more days off before heading back to work, so he was kind enough to share the load with me (side note- one of the cons of being a WAHM- I end up having to do all the home stuff and all the work stuff).

Typically, we try and cook at home most nights.  I never know when Lukus will be back from work and on busy days he will give me about a 30 minute heads up before walking through the door ravenous.  On crazy days I look to make recipes that are not only delicious for all three of us, but also quick and easy.  One recipe that checks all the boxes is for Greek Inspired Lamb Burgers.

I love that these burgers taste a bit more luxurious than your average burgers and incorporate one of my favorite roasted veggies, eggplant.

Here’s how you make them:

Greek Inspired Lamb Burgers

Greek Inspired Lamb Burgers
(serves 4)

1—1¼ lbs. Ground Lamb
1½ tsp. Ground Cumin
½ C. Mint (chopped)
½ C. Greek Yogurt
¼ Cucumber (seeded & finely diced)
1 Small Eggplant (sliced crosswise)
1 Tomato (sliced)
8-10 Large lettuce Leaves (Romaine or Butter work well)
Olive Oil (enough to lightly brush eggplant slices)
Salt (to taste)

1.  Preheat oven to 400*F/ 200*C
2.  Combine lamb, cumin and ¼ cup of mint, and some salt in bowl.  Form into four patties (try to handle minimally).
3.  Brush the eggplant with olive oil on both sides and add a bit of salt.  Place on baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and put on an upper rack in oven.  Roast for about 20 minutes.
4.  Using a grill pan or an actually grill (you know if it is summer where you are!) cook lamb on each side for about 4 minutes for medium rare.
5.  In a smaller bowl mix together cucumber, remaining mint, and yogurt.  Add salt to taste.  Set aside.
6.  Assemble burgers using the lettuce in place of bread (or you can try pita if you prefer) and including the tomato, eggplant and cucumber yogurt.

Now dig in!  I really hope you enjoy these Greek Inspired Lamb Burgers as much as we do!!


  1. 4 Words : Get in my belly! This looks delicious! Loved how you added the eggplant and used lettuce wraps instead of bread. I need to whip this up for the hubby :) Made him a true Australian burger a few months back and he said it was the best burger he had ever had so they one is going to give him a run for his money.

  2. What an appetising photo – looks so pretty with the layers and colours too! I know I would enjoy these just reading through the list of ingredients – mint, yogurt, cumin are perfect together. Thanks for your recipe.

  3. Those look delicious… I love greek inspired burgers… Also loved how you wrapped it in lettuce and skipped the buns. =)

  4. Welcome back doll and glad you had a great time. It’s so hard getting back into the swing of things from a trip. I definitely know how that feels. That burger looks so delicious!!! I’ve got to try and make it. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. May I note that your photo is gorgeous. Food is a really hard thing to photograph for several reasons but this is a great shot. Oh and the recipe sounds delish.

  6. How do you get your photos look appetising. I love lamb anyway anyhow and my husband does that lettuce wrapping thing to as he is agin the carbs!

  7. hmm looks so yummy!

  8. Great recipe! Welcome back! Lamb is such a special meat, my mother’s family cook it specially prepared for Christmas holiday, but since being vegetarian that’s one of the only meats that I miss.

  9. Yummmmm, want to try these!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  10. Mmmmm this looks absolutely delicious! I’m so sad that I just got sick and that I won’t be able to truly enjoy food such as this for a little while now… Soup and warm liquids it is for me! :( Wow, I can’t wait to see more of your Bali trip adventures, I just booked a cruise to the Bahamas myself for May so I’m excited to enjoy a bit of tropical heaven soon as well!

    xx Debbie


  11. I love Greek food and I loooove burgers too. I will definitely try this. I already pinned it :))

  12. My mouth is watering and I just ate dinner! Looking forward to posts about your trip to Bali!!

  13. ….so delicious *_* yummy !!! :)


  14. I love lamb burgers so will definitely have to try out this recipe! I remember my friend going bonkers about this lamb burger they used to serve at a local bar where I’m from and I didn’t get it until I tried it. I thought it would just be like beef, but it was really good the yogurt dressing made it!

  15. They look really delicious! x

  16. Oh yum….. makes me hungry right now ! A must try this summer grilling. Snapping out of the vacay mode is always hard.


  17. Welcome back, Im sure you had a great time there! And the recipe sounds very good, I dont meat eat but the pic looks very appetizing!:) Kisses! xo

  18. Looks delicious! I’m pinning this one :-)

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