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Harissa Lamb Burgers with Whipped Feta and Rainbow Ribbons

Main Ingredients: Lamb

Yield: 4 burgers

Recipe courtesy of Lauren Katz, Finalist in the 2016 Nikos® "Wave of Flavor" recipe contest



  • 16 ounces ground lamb
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, finely crumbled
  • 1 tbsp. prepared Harissa spread
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 large hamburger buns or rolls, split and toasted


  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest, finely grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 4 ounces feta cheese


  • 1 seedless cucumber, cut into thin strips and spiralized
  • 1 carrot, cut into thin strips or spiralized
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly julienned
  • 1/2 tsp. Harissa, prepared
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  1. Preheat and grease outdoor grill or cast-iron grill pan to medium-high.
  2. Combine all burger patty ingredients, mixing gently until well combined. Form into 4 large burger patties. Grill for 3-5 minutes per side, until desired internal temperature is achieved. Set aside.
  3. In a large food processor, combine all whipped feta spread ingredients and process until smooth. Spread a generous amount of whipped feta on each burger bun.
  4. Combine all Rainbow Ribbon ingredients in a mixing bowl. Toss well to coat vegetables with dressing.
  5. To assemble burgers, place grilled patties on top of bun bottoms, top with rainbow ribbons, and place feta spread bun on top. Serve warm and enjoy!

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