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Greek Lamb Burger With Pistachio Mint Pesto

by Jennifer McDonald
Greek Lamb Burger With Pistachio Mint Pesto

I was craving some greasy burgers, and I made this Greek lamb burger with pistachio mint pesto. I went Greek and spiced up the burger meat with some dried herbs (you can use fresh) plus some to-die-for sauces full of garlicky, creamy, feta cheesy goodness.

It’s safe to say I’ll be making this again, and I cannot think of a better way to spend this close-out weekend than with a juicy, dripping gourmet burger and a little backyard BBQ with friends.

Greek Lamb Burger With Pistachio Mint Pesto

Greek Lamb Burger With Pistachio Mint Pesto

Jennifer McDonaldJennifer McDonald
What a gourmet take on your lamb burger? Try this Greek lamb burger with pistachio mint pesto. It doesn't just sound good, it tastes so good too!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4 people
Calories 533 kcal


Burger Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 large head iceberg lettuce

Pesto Ingredients

  • 1 bunch mint about 1 cup
  • cup pistachios
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ medium lemon juice
  • 1 drizzle Olive oil add more if needed
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 small block feta crumbled


  • Combine all burger ingredients, except the onion and lettuce, in a large bowl. Mix with your hands until just combined (don’t overmix) and divide into 4 large patties. Round them out and flatten slightly to about 1-inch thick, making a dent in the middle of each with your thumb.
  • Season the burger exterior with salt and pepper and refrigerate on a plate while you make the pesto. You can also turn on your grill at this point.
  • To make the pesto, combine all the ingredients except the olive oil and the feta in a food processor and blend until combined, and the pistachios form rice-sized pieces.
  • Slowly drizzle in the olive oil until you reach your desired consistency (keep it a little chunky) and then fold in some crumbled feta. Set aside.
  • Once the grill is hot, cook the patties on the indented side up and cook for 5 to 6 minutes per side until cooked to the desired doneness (5to 6 minutes per side is about medium).
  • Thinly slice the red onion and then prepare the buns. Assemble the burgers with chosen greens, then serve.


Calories: 533kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 32gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 796mgPotassium: 226mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 396IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 329mgIron: 3mg
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