Yes Peas! recipe: Mint and pea lamb kofta burger with Harissa yoghurt and tabbouleh

Looking to pimp your homemade burger recipe with a twist? Yes Peas! have the solution with this fresh and tasty creation that can easily be recreated in your kitchen. Behold, the Mint and Pea Lamb Kofta Burger with Harissa Yoghurt and Mint and Cucumber Tabbouleh.

Serves 4


1 medium onion

1 small bunch of parsley & mint

500g lamb shoulder, finely minced

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 ½ tsp ground allspice

1 tsp cumin seeds

sea salt flakes & freshly ground black pepper

oil, to grease

For the tabbouleh:

100g bulgur wheat

200g frozen peas

a good handful of flat-leaf parsley & mint, chopped

2 vine tomatoes, deseeded and diced

4 spring onions, finely sliced

1 cucumber, chopped

zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 garlic clove, crushed

3 tbsp olive oil

For the rose yoghurt:

100g yoghurt

1 tsp harissa paste


Grate the onion, squeeze out most of the liquid through a sieve and put in a large bowl.  Finely chop the parsley and mint and add to the onion.  Mix in the lamb, spices and salt until thoroughly combined.  Shape into 4 patties, cover and chill for at least an hour.

Meanwhile, rinse the bulgur wheat in a sieve until the water runs clear.  Drain well and transfer to a bowl.  Pour over 200ml of boiling water, cover with cling film and leave to soak for 30 minutes.

Cover the peas in boiling water, strain and pulse until coarsely crushed.

Put the chopped herbs in a large bowl and add the tomato, spring onion, cucumber and crushed  peas.

Thoroughly drain the bulgur then add to the herb mixture along with the lemon zest and juice, garlic and olive oil.  Mix thoroughly and season with salt and pepper.

To make the yoghurt, mix the harissa paste into the yoghurt and leave to one side.

Heat a frying pan, greased with a little oil.  Cook the patties until golden brown on all sides. 

Serve immediately with the rose yoghurt and tabbouleh.    

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