Little Lamb Sliders for a Father’s Day Treat

Written By Pam Brandon and Anne-Marie Denicole On June 13, 2012

lamb sliders1He was your first crush, champion and mentor. And even though he threatened to chase your first love with a crossbow and hand grenades, Dad deserves a tasty treat on Father’s Day. 

These little lamb and feta sliders are grilled to perfection, topped with a refreshing, crunchy cucumber and tomato relish. Stack these babies on teensy buns or sliced baguette with a flourish of Greek yogurt blended with off-the-shelf hummus. 

Everyone knows that Dads worldwide prefer the thrill of the grill. They gather in groups amidst the fragrant smoke, brandishing weapons and ice-cold beers. But you could easily make the recipe with a girl-friendly grill pan in an air-conditioned kitchen, just don’t forget to borrow Dad’s kiss-the-cook apron (cold beer optional).

Little Lamb Sliders with Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Relish

Makes 8 sliders


1 seedless cucumber, peeled and diced

2 large or 4 small heirloom tomatoes, diced

1/4 medium red onion, minced

1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, or more, to taste

2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon agave nectar, optional

Coarse salt, freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Yogurt/Hummus Sauce 

1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup prepared hummus



1 pound lean ground lamb

Coarse salt, freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary, or more, to taste

1 cup crumbled feta cheese

Miniature buns or dinner rolls, halved, or sliced, toasted baguette


For relish:

Combine cucumber, tomato, onion, parsley, oregano, vinegar, oil, agave, salt and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Toss to combine and set aside. 


For yogurt/hummus sauce:

Combine yogurt and hummus in a small bowl; set aside. 


For sliders:

Lightly oil and preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.

Gently mix lamb, salt, pepper, rosemary and feta in a medium bowl. Separate mixture 8 eight portions, forming each into a patty. 

Grill patties 5 minutes per side, remove from heat and allow to rest at least 5 minutes.

To serve, layer burgers on toasted bun, top with relish and yogurt sauce.


We hope you find our reviews and news articles useful and entertaining. It has always been our goal to assist you in making informed decisions when spending your dining dollars. If we’ve helped you in any way, please consider making a contribution to help us continue our journalism. Thank you.

Scott's Newsletter