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Lamb, Mint & Pistachio Patties

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 4 people


  • 1/2 cup pistachio kernels
  • 1 cup rocket leaves , firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1 medium brown onion , peeled & roughly chopped
  • 600 grams organic lamb mince
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • 1 tsp Himalayan or sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter

Minted Sumac Yoghurt

  • 3/4 cup thick natural yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan or sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Roughly chop the pistachios by pulsing them in a food processor. Tip them into a large bowl.
  • Blend the rocket, mint leaves, and onion to a paste in the food processor. Add this mixture to the pistachios.
  • Add the lamb mince, coriander, cumin, sumac, salt and pepper to the bowl and mix with your hands until all combined. Shape into 8 patties.
  • Heat the butter in a large frypan over a low-medium heat and cook the patties for approximately 10 minutes per side, until golden brown and just cooked through.
  • While the patties are cooking make the minted sumac yoghurt by mixing all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Serve the patties with a salad and the yoghurt on the side.
Keyword lamb, Middle Eastern, recipe