Lamb burgers with fresh mango salsa


So what does your mum get you when she goes on holiday? Mine got me a bag of exotic fruit and veg, all the way from Brazil. Yep. Not joking!!

It took a while to figure out what was what… some stuff was alien looking and tasted absolutely disgusting. After smelling and peeling and picking at a small green oval shaped ‘fruit/veg’ I decided to investigate further and cut it up. White aubergine!!! but not the round Chinese ones. It was amusing.

The mangoes where insanely good though. TDF – that is abv. for TO DIE FOR! What do you do with mangoes – delicious, ripe mangoes?

You make fresh chutney obviously, oh and Lamb burgers. Oh and you invite your girlfriends over to tell them the salsa on said burgers travelled in your mothers suitcase, probably illegally, all the way from Brazil!

Lamb and feta spice burgers

500g minced lamb
100g feta cheese , crumbled
1 small red onion , grated
2 cloves garlic, pulped
1 tsp each – cumin, coriander, salt
1 tbsp harissa
small handful coriander leaves, chopped
4 crusty bread rolls

to garnish
sliced ripe flat tomatoes
greek yoghurt
mango salsa (recipe below)

Mango Salsa
1 medium red onion
2 tsp salt
2 mangoes
4 red jalapeños
2 tbs finely chopped coriander
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp cumin

Method – burgers

Put the lamb mince in a bowl with the crumbled feta, red onion, spices, harissa and chopped coriander. Season well, then form into burgers.

Grill to liking.

for the salsa

Dice onion very finely and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of salt, let rest for about 10 minutes
Peel mango and dice into small pieces
Dice jalapeños very finely, I removed the seeds and membranes to make the salsa mild since the kids love it, but if you would like it spicier add them!
Mix the lime, coriander and cumin together
Rinse the onions with warm water
Mix all the ingredients together and serve.


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