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Mediterranean Burger + Sweet Potato Buns

A perfect summer burger from the Whole Smiths. Paleo friendly and lots of fresh summer flavors.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Grilling
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo
Servings: 4
Author: the Whole Smiths


  • 1 large sweet potato cut into discs
  • 1/4 C. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. champagne vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 C. homemade mayo
  • 1/4 cucumber deseeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped dill
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1 lb. ground lamb or beef or turkey
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. chopped dill
  • 2 C. Organic Girl Super Greens
  • 2 C. Love Beets organic Mild Vinegar beets julienned
  • Goat cheese optional
  • Additional olive oil for cooking


  • Preheat oven to 420*
  • Toss Sweet potato discs lightly with olive oil salt and pepper
  • Spread evenly on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake 30-35 minutes flipping halfway through until golden brown
  • Meanwhile to make dressing combine 1/4 C. olive oil, vinegar, dijon mustard and salt into a small bowl and whisk until combined, set aside
  • To make the tzatziki sauce combine mayo, cucumber, 2 Tbsp. dill, lemon zest, lemon juice and additional salt in a bowl and combine thoroughly, set aside
  • Add a bit of olive oil to a hot pan and sauté red onions
  • Add a pinch of salt and cook until softened, set aside
  • In a large bowl add ground meat of choice, 1 tsp. salt, garlic, 1 tsp. dill and combine throroughly
  • Form ground meat into 4-5 patties
  • Grill patties for roughly 4 minutes on each side
  • Toss Organic Girl greens with dressing
  • To assemble burgers plate dressed greens onto plate add sweet potato disc and layer with tzatziki sauce, sautéed onions, burger, Love Beets beets and optional goat cheese
  • Top with additional sweet potato disc and enjoy!