Ground Lamb Burgers with Cucumber Sauce

If you’re like the rest of us, you’ve had your fair share of ground beef hamburgers since going Paleo and would welcome a robust flavor change. Enter ground lamb burgers with a cool cucumber sauce:

Ground Lamb Burgers

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 10 Kalamata olives, pitted & chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1.5 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • .75 tsp sea salt
  • .25 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and then form into 4 patties. Cook on the grill or under broiler to desired doneness.

Cucumber Sauce

  • 1 seedless cucumber
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup plain full-fat greek yogurt (look for FAGE Total)
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 TBSP mint, finely chopped
  • .5 tsp sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Instructions: Peel, halve, and then coarsely shred the cucumber. Use a garlic press or the back of a spoon to mash the garlic. Combine shredded cucumber, pressed garlic, and all other ingredients in a bowl. Serve on top of or next to burgers.