Moroccan burgers with spiced mayo

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

4 burgers

* PLUS Grilling Time: 10 minutes
Moroccan burgers with spiced mayo

Moroccan burgers with spiced mayo.
Photo, Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Briny olives and sweet dried apricots give instant Middle Eastern flair to burgers. For an irresistible sauce, we flavoured lemony mayonnaise with cumin and paprika.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise , preferably light
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp parika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 500 g ground turkey or ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup pitted green olives , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped dried apricots
  • 2 large zucchini
  • sliced red bell peppers , optional
  • sliced onions , optional

Instructions

  • Oil grill. Heat barbecue to medium. In a small bowl, stir mayo with lemon juice, cilantro, garlic, cumin, paprika and cayenne.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk egg. Stir in bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Add chicken, olives and apricots. Mix well. Divide into 4 portions, then shape into burgers ½ in. (1 cm) thick. Make a shallow depression in centre of each to prevent puffing. Slice zucchini lengthwise. Barbecue with lid closed until zucchini have grill marks, 5 min, and burgers are cooked, 5 to 6 min per side. Good tucked into pitas with onions and peppers. Dollop with spiced mayo.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 376,
  • Protein
  • 23 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15 g,
  • Fat
  • 25 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,