Mint and pea lamb kofta burger with rose yoghurt and pea, mint and cucumber tabbouleh

03 July 2020

Mint and Pea Lamb Kofta Burger with Rose Yoghurt and Pea, Mint and Cucumber Tabbouleh_73972

Serves: 4 people


For the kofta:

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 small bunch of parsley & mint
  • 500g lamb shoulder, finely minced
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • sea salt flakes & freshly ground black pepper
  • oil, to grease

For the tabbouleh:

  • 100g bulgur wheat
  • 200g frozen peas
  • a good handful of flat-leaf parsley & mint, chopped
  • 2 vine tomatoes, deseeded and diced
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

For the rose yoghurt:

  • 100g yoghurt
  • 1 tsp harissa paste


  1. Grate the onion, squeeze out most of the liquid through a sieve and put in a large bowl.  Finely chop the parsley and mint and add to the onion.  Mix in the lamb, spices and salt until thoroughly combined.  Shape into 4 patties, cover and chill for at least an hour.
  2. Meanwhile, rinse the bulgur wheat in a sieve until the water runs clear.  Drain well and transfer to a bowl.  Pour over 200ml of boiling water, cover with cling film and leave to soak for 30 minutes.
  3. Cover the peas in boiling water, strain and pulse until coarsely crushed.
  4. Put the chopped herbs in a large bowl and add the tomato, spring onion, cucumber and crushed  peas.
  5. Thoroughly drain the bulgur then add to the herb mixture along with the lemon zest and juice, garlic and olive oil.  Mix thoroughly and season with salt and pepper.
  6. To make the yoghurt, mix the harissa paste into the yoghurt and leave to one side.
  7. Heat the bbq grill, greased with a little oil.  Cook the patties until golden brown on all sides. 
  8. Serve immediately with the rose yoghurt and tabbouleh.

Thank you to the Yes Peas! campaign for the delicious recipe.

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