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Wednesday
Jul012015

Greek Salad Bowls with Spiced Lamb Burgers

 

Joel made a comment not too long ago about being happy with never eating a salad for dinner again. While sometimes I agree that a salad doesn't sound the most appetizing, there are times that I crave something as light and refreshing as a salad for dinner, especially in the summer. Because of his comment, I was a bit apprehensive about adding this recipe to our menu this week, but I thought that the burger would win him over. The other day, I rattled off 4 options and asked which he would prefer that night for dinner. To my surprise, he instantly decided on this salad. With just a little bit of mixing, grilling, slicing, and assembling and the salad was ready to go, making it a perfect weeknight meal. A nice cold glass of white wine paired perfectly with this insanely flavorful salad. It was such a filling salald that we both had a tough time finishing our portions! While the salad was great, the burgers were really the star of this meal. I will most definitely be making these burgers again, perhaps as actual burgers, topped with tzatziki, on a naan. Oh yes, that would be delicious. Is next week too early for a repeat meal?

For the Burgers
1 pound Ground Lamb
1 Small Onion, peeled and grated
1/2 cup Fresh Parsley, minced
1 Garlic Clove, grated
2 tablespoons Dried Oregano
2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

In a large bowl, using your hands, combine all of the ingredients, being careful not to overmix. Form the mixture into 4 patties and grill until fully cooked. Cool for 10 minutes before slicing. 

For the Dressing
1 cup Plain Yogurt
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper

Whisk all of the ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.

For the Salad
8 cups Spring Mix
1 English Cucumber, sliced
1 Red Bell Pepper, sliced
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
1/2 Medium Red Onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup Kalamata Olives
1/2 cup Crumbled Feta

Divide the spring mix between 4 bowls. Arrange the remaining salad ingredients over the spring mix, then top with the sliced burgers. Drizzle the dressing over the top and serve.

SOURCE: An Edible Mosaic 

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