Lamburgers with Hummus and Tzatziki on Pita - Joybilee® Farm | DIY | Herbs | Gardening | Print
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  • Author: Chris
  • Yield: Serves 3 or 6 1x


  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon chia seed
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 lb of ground lamb
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Zest of one organic lemon, finely grated
  • ½ teaspoon smoky paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil for frying
  • ½ cup tzatziki, prepared
  • ½ cup hummus, prepared
  • 4 or 6 pita rounds
  • 2 beefsteak type tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • ½ cup thin-skinned cucumber, sliced thinly


  1. Place quinoa and chia seed in a saucepan with water. Cover with a lid
  2. Bring it to a boil
  3. Turn off the heat. Allow this to sit for 20 minutes
  4. Stir it a couple of times while you are waiting. It will plump up and the liquid will be gone.
  5. Mix together the cooked quinoa- chia seed mixture, ground lamb, egg, spices, lemon zest, parsley, and salt
  6. Divide the ground lamb mixture into 3 patties of equal size
  7. Squish them with the spatula so that they are no more than ½ of an inch thick so that they are just smaller than the pita rounds that you have
  8. Cook in a frying pan, with coconut oil, over medium heat, or on a grill, until cooked through, about 10 – 15 minutes per side
  9. In the meantime, prepare the tzatziki and the hummus
  10. Slice the beefsteak tomatoes and cucumbers
  11. Grill the pita bread to heat it and puff it just before serving
  12. Place a warmed pita round on a dinner plate. Put a tablespoon of tzatziki on the pita, and spread it evenly
  13. Top the tzatziki with cucumber slices
  14. Place the cooked lamb patty on top of the cucumbers
  15. Top the lamb patty with 2 tablespoons of hummus
  16. Top the hummus with tomatoes
  17. Top with more tzatziki and a second pita
  18. Cut this into quarters
  19. Put two quarters on each plate


  • The lemon zest lightens up the heaviness of the lamb and also aids digestion.

For a more traditional gyro style appearance

  • Cut the lamb patty in half and fold the pita over the meat and filling, taco-style. This tastes remarkably like a gyro, my favourite fair food!
  • *Serves 3, gyro-style
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