The ultimate summer burger

Summer is officially here, so what better way to celebrate than with the ultimate summer burger recipe?

With the weather warming up and the nights becoming lighter, BBQ season is most definitely upon us! However this summer, we suggest taking a step back from your much loved beef burger and adding more variety to the grill with Moroccan-spiced lamb burgers with baba ganoush.

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Method

1- Prick the aubergines and barbecue until really soft (for about 15 minutes). Allow to cool.

2- When cool enough to handle, slice in half and scoop out the pulp into a mixing bowl.

3- Add the garlic, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil and a little salt and pepper. Blitz until smooth, then add the parsley and keep the baba ganoush covered until ready to serve.

4- To make the burgers, combine the lamb mince with the spice mix, chickpeas, apricots, egg and mint.

5- Divide into 4 equal-sized patties. Barbecue for 8-10 minutes per side until cooked through.

6- Warm the buns on the barbecue. Fill each with a burger, salad and a dollop of baba ganoush.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

2 aubergines
2 cloves garlic cloves
1 lemon
2 tbsp tahini
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley
425g lamb mince
2 tsp Moroccan spice mix
350g chickpeas
60g dried apricots
1 egg
2 tbsp fresh mint
1 ciabatta buns or bread rolls
1 salad

Preparation time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins

(Recipe sourced from Morrisons)