Greek Lamb Burger

 Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground lamb (substitute beef, chicken or turkey)
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon dry mint
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Avocado oil

Toppings:

  • Garlic Aioli
  • Sliced tomato
  • Red onion
  • Pickles
  • Pitted kalamata olives

Garlic Aioli:

  • 1/2 cup avocado mayo
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or ground to a paste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions:

Add everything except for the avocado oil, salt and pepper to a large bowl and mix well.
Divide the mixture into 8 equal parts – approximately 1/4lbs each.
Form into patties, drizzle both sides with a bit of avocado oil and season with salt and pepper.
Preheat a grill to med-high heat.
Grill burgers approximately 5-6 minutes per side or until cooked to your preference.
Transfer burgers to a serving platter and cover with foil to keep warm.
To make the aioli, add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk together.
Cut the iceberg lettuce into wedges.
Arrange each burger individually or serve everything as a buffet so that guests can build their own burgers.

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