Dining Al Fresco

Mediterranean Burgers

This is the perfect go-to dish for a summer BBQ or simply for an everyday satisfying meal any time of year.

Yield: 8 small burgers, 6 large burgers

Active Time: 20 minutes


  • ½ cup Sabra Hummus (choose your favourite style)
  • 1½ pounds ground beef or lamb
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • ¼ cup minced parsley
  • ¼ cup minced mint
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large pickle sliced thinly in rounds
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 large tomato (thinly sliced into rounds)
  • 8 hamburger buns, (split and lightly toasted)

Recipe Steps

  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine ground beef or lamb, spices, lemon juice and egg. With wet hands shape into 8, 3½ inch diameter, patties.
  2. In a large grill pan, warm 3 tbsp. olive oil over medium heat. Grill burgers until nicely browned on each side, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Place the bottom of the buns on plates. Spread a layer of hummus on the bun. Top with burger, sliced pickles, lettuce and sliced tomato. Spread more hummus on top of the bun.
  4. Then press on the bun tops and enjoy.

Recipe by Colombe Jacobsen