Spiced Mini Burgers With Couscous Salad

Spiced Mini Burgers With Couscous Salad
Photo: James Merrell
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 serves


  • 1 10-ounce box couscous (1 1/2 cups)

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 ½ tablespoons dried oregano

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 6 scallions, sliced

  • 4 plum tomatoes, quartered

  • 1 seedless cucumber, cut into half-moons

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 8-ounce container hummus (optional)


  1. Place the couscous in a large bowl and pour 1½ cups hot tap water over the top. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork.

  2. Form the beef into 12 small ½-inch-thick patties. Sprinkle with the cumin, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the patties and cook to the desired doneness, 4 minutes per side for medium.

  4. Toss the couscous with the scallions, tomatoes, cucumber, lemon juice, remaining oil, 1¼ teaspoons salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  5. Serve with the burgers and hummus, if using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

598 Calories
28g Fat
61g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 598
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 1163mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Protein 30g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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