Lamb burgers with chickpea salad



For the salad


  1. Place the minced lamb, red onion, garlic, rosemary and mint into a bowl and mix well.

  2. Divide the mince mixture into six equal portions and mould into patties.

  3. Heat a griddle pan until smoking. Rub the patties with oil and griddle for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until completely cooked through.

  4. For the salad, heat one tablespoon of the olive oil in a pan and fry the onion for 5-6 minutes, until softened. Transfer to a clean bowl.

  5. Add the harissa paste, chickpeas, natural yoghurt, the remaining olive oil, lime juice and mint to the bowl of fried onions and mix together well.

  6. To serve, place a piece of grilled focaccia onto each of six plates. Top each piece with a small handful of watercress.

  7. Place a lamb burger on top of each pile of watercress, then top with a spoonful of the spicy chickpea salad.