Lamb and Chickpea Burgers with Grain Salad Recipe

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makes: 4
Skill: easy
Prep: 25 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 546 kCal 27%
Fat 28g 40%
  -  Saturates 8g 40%

If you’re in the mood for a burger but you’re trying to be healthy, give this healthy dinner recipe a try and you’ll not be disappointed.

The delicious mix of chickpeas, minced lamb and shallots with a healthy helping of herbs are so tasty, you’ll not miss the bun at all.



  • 3tbsp sunfower oil
  • 1 banana shallot, peeled and fnely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 400g can of chickpeas, rinsed
  • 400g minced lamb
  • 6tbsp chopped fresh coriander and flat-leaf parsley
  • For the salad:
  • 250g pouch pre-cooked mixed grains (we used barley, wheat berries, spelt and rice)
  • 85g prunes, soaked in hot tea for 10 minutes then finely chopped
  • ½
  • cucumber, deseeded and chopped
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • a large handful of mixed herbs, finely chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • a drizzle of olive oil
  • hummus, to serve
  • chilli jam, to serve


  • Heat 1tbsp sunflower oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, add the shallot and garlic and cook for 3 minutes, or until softened and slightly browned. Set aside to cool.

  • Using a food processor, pulse the chickpeas until finely chopped but not puréed. Remove to a large bowl, add the cooled shallot and garlic, lamb mince, herbs and lots of seasoning. Mix well, divide into 4 and shape into burgers.

  • In a large frying pan, heat 2tbsp of the sunfower oil and fry the burgers for 4-6 minutes on each side, or until browned and cooked through. Or brown them then finish cooking in a hot (200C, gas 6) oven.

  • For the salad, heat the grains according to the pack instructions, mix with the remaining ingredients and season well.

  • Serve the burgers with a dollop of houmous, a little chilli jam and the salad on the side.

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