Today we’re taking burgers to a new level with this flavorful and healthy loaded Moroccan Kefta Burger Salad.
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Hello burger season!
Summer is officially here and in my kitchen we are functioning AC free! That means lots of no bake/grill heavy recipes to keep things as cool as possible.
These Moroccan spiced burgers are best when made on the grill and make an easy and flavorful meal paired with just about anything. We’ve been enjoying them with lots of grilled veggies, fresh fruit, and of course, all up in our salads!
Moroccan kefta is essentially the equivalent of the American cheeseburger. It’s ground beef or lamb, mixed with lots of fresh cilantro, parsley, onion and Moroccan spices.
Moroccan kefta tips
While it’s near impossible to mess up your Moroccan kefta, there are a couple tips that will help ensure your Moroccan kefta burger salad packs a punch of flavor.
First off, take the time to marinate your ground beef in advance. For starters, this will result in super flavorful burgers. In addition, it means less work for you when it’s time to prep the salad.
The other trick I encourage you to pay attention to is your knife cuts and overall consistency.
Take the time to make sure your cilantro, parsley, and (especially) red onion pieces are small and consistently sliced. In addition, make sure your kefta (burgers) are consistently shaped! This way they will all have similar cook times and you will have less guess work to do over on the grill.
You don't need to use skewers, but they do make handling the meat on the grill much easier. Here are the wooden skewers I'm using.
Favorite salad toppings
While these toppings aren’t all “traditional” Moroccan ingredients, they pair fantastically with these Moroccan spiced burgers.
Some of my favorite salad toppings:
- Moroccan tomato salad or just tomato
- Crumbled feta cheese
- Sliced cucumber
- Pickled jalapeno or pickles
- Spicy harissa sauce (or any chili sauce) mixed with yogurt and a bit of water for an easy dressing (full recipe below)