Fragrant Lamb Patties with Bulgur Salad

Fragrant Lamb Patties with Bulgur Salad
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup halved seedless red grapes
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Stir in the bulgur and 1/4 teaspoon salt, cover and let stand until the water is absorbed, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the lamb, half of the cilantro, the garlic, paprika and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook, turning once, until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, transfer the bulgur to a large bowl. Stir in the cucumber, grapes, lemon juice, olive oil and remaining cilantro; season with salt and pepper. Serve with the lamb patties.