Naked Thai Beef Burgers with Salad 

Serves 4
For the burgers:

1 lime, zest and juice reserved for dressing
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. ground turmeric
1 tsp. ground coriander
½ tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. ground ginger
¼ tsp. hot paprika
1 cup (15g) cilantro, chopped
¼ cup (30g) panko breadcrumbs
½ tsp. salt
1.1 lbs. (500g) lean ground beef
½ tsp. black pepper

For the salad:

reserved lime juice
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. honey
1 red chili, deseeded, chopped
3 tbsp. cashews, chopped
4 baby gem lettuce, trimmed, sliced
4 green onions, sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C). Prepare a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  2. Place the lime zest, all the spices and half the chopped cilantro into a large bowl. Mix in the panko breadcrumbs and season with salt. Add the ground beef and season with black pepper, then mix with your hands to form 4 burgers roughly ⅓ inch (1cm) thick.
  3. Place the burgers onto the earlier prepared tray, place the sheet into the hot oven and bake on the middle shelf until cooked through, approximately 18-20 minutes.
  4. While the burgers cook, prepare the salad dressing. In a medium bowl, combine half the lime juice, olive oil and honey with the remaining cilantro, half the cashews and half the chili. Set aside.
  5. Place the lettuce in a bowl with the green onions, pour over the salad dressing and stir to combine.
  6. To serve, divide the burgers and salad between 4 plates. Sprinkle with the remaining cashews and chili and serve with additional lime wedges (optional).

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