Lamb Florentine Burger with Tzatziki Sauce For #SundaySupper

This #SundaySupper is all about skinny eating, making healthy recipes to share with family and friends. The team has been hard at work making some great recipes to share with everyone. For my contribution, I decided to go with lamb. I am very lucky to have a wonderful Butcher Shop, Snooks & Colasanti’s,  not far from my home. They have an awesome selection of different meats available and American produced Lamb is one of them. Lamb is not as widely consumed in the USA as it is in other regions of the world. That is a shame. It is a wonderful meat and us077ed throughout the Mediterranean, which is known for healthy eating. Lamb is a good source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats, Mineral Zinc  as well as Vitamin B12.

For my Burger, I decided to bulk up the vitamins by adding spinach and Feta cheese to the meat before cooking. Also, do to the leanness of the meat, I was liberal with the olive oil when cooking in my cast iron skillet. For a side, I made a  refreshing  Watermelon, Avocado and Red Onion Salad.

Lamb Florentine Burger


  • 1lb Ground Lamb
  • 1 cup Fresh Baby Spinach (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Feta Cheese (crumbled)
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Dill
  • Olive Oil (to coat pan for cooking)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Step 1
Add all the ingredient into a bowl. Mix well
Step 2
Form your patties. For 1 pound of meat, I made 4 patties.
Step 3
Into a hot skillet, I use cast iron, cook your burger until it is medium well done.
Step 4
Serve on a bed of lettuce or with a bun. This is wonderful paired with Tzatziki Sauce.

The Burger is great and versatile enough to be topped with anything, but for this one I like a Greek Tzatziki sauce. The creamy cucumber and dill sauce really compliments the lamb.



Tzatziki Sauce


  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Dill
  • 1/4 Lemon (This is for squeezing into the sauce. )
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 4oz Greek Yogurt Plain
  • 1 Cucumber


Step 1
Scoop your yogurt into a bowl
Step 2
Grate half of the cucumber into the yogurt. For the other half, finely dice and mix into the yogurt.
Step 3
Add the Fresh Dill and squeeze of lemon into the yogurt mixture. Mix all the ingredients well. After all is mixes, salt and pepper to taste.

With such a great burger, I decided to pair it with the Watermelon, Avocado and Red Onion Salad. The marinated onions add an acidity to the sweetness of the watermelon that is all complimented with the creamy avocado. It is a perfect side for just about anything.

Watermelon, Avocado and Red Onion Salad


  • 2 cups Watermelon (Cubed)
  • 1 Red Onion (Finely sliced)
  • 1 Avocado (cubed)
  • 2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 heaped teaspoon Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Step 1
In a bowl, add your finely sliced red onion and toss with the red wine vinegar and olive oil. Set this aside to marinate. 5 to 10 minutes is enough time to add the acidity and flavor to the onion.
Step 2
Cube your watermelon and avocado
Step 3
In a separate bowl, add the watermelon, avocado and the marinated onions. Toss together and salt and pepper to taste.
Step 4
This should be eaten right away. If making ahead, you can squeeze lemon juice onto the avocado to help prevent browning.


Don’t forget to stop by and check out all the other healthy recipes that are being shared this week. There is something for everyone. They all  look and sound fantastic.


Sizzling Skinny Appetizers & Soups

 Healthy Skinny Mains & Sides

Guilt Free Skinny Desserts & Snacks

Wine Pairing Recommendations for Skinny Sunday Supper by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

What a list! It shows how healthy can be delicious too. There is no need to sacrifice flavor when you eat right. What is your favorite way to incorporate good nutrition in your life?

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85 thoughts on “Lamb Florentine Burger with Tzatziki Sauce For #SundaySupper

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  9. Diana (@GourmetDrizzles)

    I love lamb, and this recipe has all my favorite flavors! Can’t wait to try it!

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  13. KudosKitchen-Renee (@KudosKitchen)

    Lamb is by far my favorite meat. I love all the Greek flavors you’ve added here and that you served your burger on lettuce instead of a bun! I also really appreciate that delicious looking watermelon salad you served as a side…Now THIS is my kind of meal!!! Bravo!

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  15. Steve

    Love that you added spinach & feta to the burgers. They look so healthy & hearty, I want to bite into one like now :) !! Making these babies for sure !!

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  17. diabeticfoodie

    I have butcher-envy :) I’ve never been a huge lamb fan, but I think it’s time to give it another try. These burgers look delicious!

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  22. Renee Dobbs (@reneedobbs)

    Local butcher shops are a real wonderful thing to have nearby. I love the one I go to. Speaking of loving something…tzatziki sauce is way, way, way up at the top of my sauce for sandwiches list.

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  26. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    The Husband would love the lamb burgers and I’d love the salad and tzatziki. What a fresh, healthy meal this is! And thank goodness for good butchers. We used to buy our meats packaged at the grocery store but ever since switching to a butcher, we’ve noticed a huge difference in the taste and freshness.

  27. theninjabaker

    Oh, my! What a colorful (and looking at the ingredients – super tasty) meal =)

    Nice to know that lamb has B12 which I believe helps relieve stress.

    P.s. When my husband wakes up, I’ll have to show him your chicken section. Even though we live in an LA apartment, he dreams of raising chickens!

  28. sonisin

    Love lamb burgers and your recipe sounds fantastic!The tzatziki is so familiar to our raita!!Love your simple salad and the whole meal sounds absolutely amazing together!I cannot wait to try :)

    1. Shannon - admin Post author

      The salad is just awesome! I know the idea of onion and watermelon may sound “off” to some but I swear it was fantastic. The red wine vinegar on the onions really makes it.

  29. Lyn @LovelyPantry

    As a kid in London (UK) we used to have lamb. It was awesome – especially when my mom curried it. I haven’t had it ground before but I should as I really like the flavour. This burger looks absolutely delicious and the salad pairs wonderfully! Very nice, Shannon!

  30. helene dsouza

    This is one of those type of dishes I could eat at any time of the day and I would never get bored of your lamb burger and Tzatziki sauce! By the way thank you for sharing your stpe by step pictures, they should be coming handy. =)

  31. The Wimpy Vegetarian

    Lamb is out of my diet these days with going vegetarian, but the watermelon salad looks fabulous!! I’m always on the lookout for unusual salads – and love, love, love this one. Simple and refreshing!

  32. Stacy

    We love lamb burgers! I can’t wait to try your combination with the feta and the spinach inside. They look wonderful!

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  34. Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

    Fantastic! I love the addition of spinach and feta to the burger! We eat a lot of venison, when the hubby has a good hunting year, and we love how lean that meat is. But, we’ve only ever had lamb in gyros. I’d love to experiment with it!

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