Lamb Burger with Yogurt-Dill Sauce

The Lamb Burger with Yogurt-Dill Sauce is a sophisticated yet hearty creation, combining the rich, savory flavors of ground lamb with the cool, refreshing zest of a homemade yogurt-dill sauce.

This burger is an exquisite fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, promising a delectable journey of flavors in every bite.


For the Lamb Patties:

  • 500g ground lamb
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for grilling

For the Yogurt-Dill Sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Additional Ingredients:

  • 4 whole-wheat burger buns, toasted
  • Fresh arugula or spinach leaves
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Sliced red onion
  • Feta cheese crumbles (optional)


Making the Lamb Patties:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground lamb, chopped onion, minced garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Mix well and form the mixture into 4 equal-sized patties.
  3. Preheat a grill or skillet over medium-high heat and brush with olive oil.
  4. Grill the lamb patties for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness.
  5. Remove from the heat and let them rest for a few minutes.

Preparing the Yogurt-Dill Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, chopped dill, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Mix well until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Assembling the Burger:

  1. Spread a generous amount of the yogurt-dill sauce on the bottom half of each toasted bun.
  2. Place a handful of arugula or spinach leaves, followed by a grilled lamb patty.
  3. Add slices of cucumber and red onion.
  4. Sprinkle with feta cheese crumbles if using.
  5. Cap with the top half of the bun.


  • Serve immediately, accompanied by a side of roasted vegetables or a Mediterranean salad.


  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes


  • 4 delicious burgers


The Lamb Burger with Yogurt-Dill Sauce is a culinary delight, offering a sensational blend of flavors and textures. The ground lamb is perfectly seasoned with cumin and smoked paprika, delivering a warm, aromatic kick.

The yogurt-dill sauce provides a cool and tangy contrast, enhancing the rich taste of the lamb. Fresh arugula or spinach adds a peppery bite, while the cucumber and red onion introduce a refreshing crunch. The optional feta cheese adds a creamy, salty touch, completing the Mediterranean experience.

Encased in toasted whole-wheat buns, this burger is not only flavorful but also offers a wholesome meal option. Perfect for gatherings or a special dinner, this burger is sure to impress and satisfy any palate, transporting you to a world of exotic flavors and culinary excellence.