Lamb & chickpea pitta burger

Lamb & chickpea pitta burger

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins


Makes 4

Flavour minced lamb with mint and cumin for a burger with a difference. Stuff into pittas with hummus, pomegranates and peppers

Nutrition and extra info

  • burgers only

Nutrition: per pitta burger

  • kcal675
  • fat28g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs71g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre8g
  • protein38g
  • salt2.1g


  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 200g tub low-fat hummus
    Hummus in a pot


    hoom-iss, hum-iss

    Hummus or houmous is a staple of Middle Eastern diets. It's a purée of cooked chickpeas,…

  • 2 roasted red peppers, from a jar, wiped dry, then finely chopped
  • 400g lean lamb mince
  • small bunch mint leaves, half chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • drizzle of olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 large pitta breads
  • 100g tub pomegranate seeds



    Now mainly grown in America, Spain, the Middle East and India, pomegranates originated in the…


  1. Lightly crush the chickpeas in a large bowl with a potato masher. Tip half into another bowl, mix with the hummus and peppers, then set aside. Add the mince to the remaining mashed chickpeas, along with the chopped mint, the cumin seeds and some seasoning. Mix with your hands until well combined, then shape into eight small burgers.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the burgers – or fire up the BBQ and brush the burgers with oil – and cook for 5 mins on each side until golden and cooked through. Meanwhile, toast the pitta bread. Split each pitta in half and fill with some red pepper hummus, the remaining mint leaves, two burgers and some pomegranate seeds.

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28th Jun, 2015
Make your own hummous. Blitz can chickpeas, 1 avocado and zest juice 1 lemon with salt and splash of water Made burgers. Did them in the oven. Yum yum. Easy!
17th Aug, 2014
Really enjoyed these- freeze well so worth making a double batch.
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8th Aug, 2014
Just enjoyed this for a sociable dinner. Easy, delicious and has inspired me to try making different houmous flavours. Will definitely be making this again.
14th Jun, 2014
Really easy and very tasty. I left out the pomegranate seeds as I didn't have any but the other ingredients combined to make a moist tasty pitta filling. Saved recipe to use again
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