21DSD Recipe: Lamb Burgers with Chunky Avo-ziki

You’ll love these Mediterranean-flavored burgers–not only are they delicious, but they are so quick and easy to make that they are perfect for lunch or a weeknight dinner!

Lamb Burgers with Chunky Avo-ziki

grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • sugar-free

PREP TIME: 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 8-12 minutes


  • 1/2 teaspoon se salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • zest of 1 lemon (optional)
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb

for the avo-ziki

  • 2 ripe avocados, mashed with a fork
  • 1/2 cup grated cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

for serving

  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, separated into leaves
  • 4 large tomato slices (optional, omit for nightshade-free)
  • 8 slices cucumber
  • 8 thin slices red onion


Make the burgers: Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. In a mixing bowl, combine the salt, pepper, oregano, dill, garlic, and lemon zest, if using. Add the meat and mix with your hands until well incorporated. Form the mixture into 4 patties, then grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side (depending on thickness) to your desired level of doneness.

Make the avo-ziki: Combine all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl.

Serve the burgers in lettuce wraps topped with tomato, cucumber, onion slices, and avo-ziki.


Do not use the optional tomato slices.

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