Get Nourished recipe: Lettuce wrapped lamb burgers

This week on Get Nourished, Zoe Bingley-Pullin gets Mediterranean with her succulent lettuce wrapped lamb burgers topped with a healthy hit of avocado.

The Mediterranean diet promotes blending healthy eating with the traditional flavours of the region, focusing on healthy fats, fruits, vegetables and protein.

Swapping out traditional burger buns with a lettuce leaf for extra crunch, Zoe’s Mediterranean burgers bring together a harmony of fresh and zesty flavours as a beautiful complement to the juicy heaviness of the lamb.

The tzatziki brings a sharp definition to the recipe, packed with avocado for extra healthy fats.

If you’re looking for a more tangy hit, swap out the traditional Greek yoghurt for sour cream.

Nutritiously fulfilling and deliciously healthy, try this succulent lamb burger paired with healthy greens and tzatziki by Zoe Bingley-Pullin, as seen on Get Nourished on The House of Wellness TV show.

Zoe Bingley-Pullin’s Mediterranean Lamb Burgers with Avocado Tzatziki, Wrapped in Lettuce Leaves


For the avocado tzatziki: 

1 avocado, pip and skin removed, mashed

200g plain Greek yoghurt

1 garlic clove, crushed 

1/4 tsp of sea salt

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp lemon zest

3 tsp fresh mint leaves, shredded

For the lamb burger patties: 

500g of ground lamb from the shoulder

1 garlic clove, crushed 

1 tbsp of fresh rosemary, chopped 

1 tbsp of fresh parsley, chopped 

Salt and pepper to taste

For the salad: 

1/3 cup of kalamata olives, seeded and coarsely chopped    

2 ripe medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped

3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

2 tbsp of olive oil

2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar 

1/4 cup of low-fat feta or goats cheese, crumbled 

4-8 iceberg lettuce leaves, trimmed 


Step 1. 

Combine the ingredients for the avocado tzatziki into a bowl and mix thoroughly.

Step 2.

Preheat the grill or a frying pan with a little olive oil. In the meantime, combine all the ingredients for the lamb burger patties in a bowl and roll into medium-sized patties. Next, let the patties cook for six minutes on each side or until medium-rare.

Step 3.

Combine the olives, tomatoes, parsley, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, goats cheese in a bowl and season. Then, serve the lamb burger with some salad, a spoonful of tzatziki and wrap it in an iceberg lettuce leaf.