Harissa Burgers

These harissa burgers are made with ground lamb, Moroccan spices, and a homemade harissa paste. They're perfect served with greens and sliced tomato on a bun toasted with O-Live & Co. olive oil. 

  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 burgers 1x
  • Category: Entree, Dinner, Lunch
  • Method: Grilled, Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, American


  • 1 lbs ground lamb or beef
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ red onion, minced finely
  • 2 tsp parsley, minced finely
  • 2 tsp cilantro, minced finely
  • 1 tsp O-Live & Co. olive oil
  • 2 tsp harissa (or your favorite chili sauce)


  • 2-3 buns toasted with O-Live & Co. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp harissa mayo sauce (equal parts each)
  • 1 cup mixed greens



  1. Make the burgers. Mix everything together in a large mixing bowl until evenly combined. Shape into burger patties.
  2. Prep the grill. Whether using a stovetop or grill, heat to about 350 F. Sear burgers for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked to your desired doneness.
  3. Serve. Prep the buns by brushing generously with oil and adding the grill or pan for a few minutes. Assemble the burgers starting with a bit of the harissa mayo on the bottom bun, then the burger, and top it off with some greens and the top bun.

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