Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Spiced Lamb Burgers with Pomegranate Chutney and Mint-Pistachio Pesto for #FoodieExtravaganza

Welcome to the Foodie Extravaganza
v. May 2015 = a Hamburger Par-tay

Foodie Extravaganza is where we celebrate obscure food holidays or cook and bake together with the same ingredient or theme each month. This month we celebrate National Hamburger Month by serving up burgers of all kinds.

This month, it's all about hamburgers which means you can see an additional 11 delicious and hamburger creations in this post. Hooray! Thanks to Stacy from Food Lust People Love for hosting this event. We hope you all enjoy our delicious burgers this month and come back to see what we bring for you next month.

Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza.  We would love to have you! If you're a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.

Other Inspired Burgers from the #FoodieExtravaganza Crew...

And My Offering...


  • 1 1/2 lb lean ground lamb
  • 2 T fresh cilantro
  • 1 T fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 t fresh lemon zest
  • 1 t fresh lemongrass
  • 1/2 t ground cumin
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 4 naan or pita for serving

Pomegranate Chutney

  • 1  pomegranate arils
  • 1 T ginger syrup
  • 1 t grated lemon zest
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • freshly ground salt to taste

Pistachio Feta Pesto

  • 1 C feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 T olive oil
  • 2 T fresh cilantro
  • 3 T fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 T fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 T roasted, unsalted pistachios, chopped
  • pinch of crushed red pepper

Add all of the ingredients - except for the naan - to a large mixing bowl. Mix until well-combined. Form the meat into 4 equal size patties, or 8 smaller patties. Place on a parchment-lined plate and set aside until ready to cook. Cook, as desired, on a grill or on the stove with  grill pan.

Pomegranate Chutney
Place all of the ingredients - except for the salt - in a medium mixing bowl. Season to taste. Set aside until ready to serve.

Pistachio Feta Pesto
Place all of the ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

To Serve
Toast your naan in the oven or on a skillet and lay on a plate. Place 1 heaping T of pistachio feta pesto on the naan and flatten a bit. Place  cooked patty on the pesto. Top with 1 heaping T of pomegranate chutney. Garnish with a fresh mint leaf, if desired.


  1. That looks so full of flavor! I bet it is wonderful!

  2. Oh wow, all those flavors! I will definitely have to try this.

  3. Thanks for hosting cam. You always have such awesome recipes

  4. My husband will go nuts for this creation! He loves lamb and I know that he will want to make this! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love the colors and flavors you have going here, Camilla! It's almost too pretty to eat!

  6. Oh how GORGEOUS are those! They look absolutely delicious!

  7. That mint-pistachio pesto sounds amazing! I love the addition of the pomegranate to the usual lamb + mint combo. Yum!

  8. Wow Camilla, what a great mix of flavors! That pesto sounds awesome!

  9. Those pomegranate seeds looks so fun! I've never actually eaten a seed - just had the juice. I've also never had lamb. A burger seems like a good way to start.

  10. Wow, so many different flavors. My daughter would love the pomegranate. She is crazy for it.