Harissa Mediterranean Sliders

Harissa Mediterranean Sliders

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Harissa Mediterranean Sliders, the patty is made from chickpeas with loads of fresh & dried herbs, and harissa paste, then it is grilled to perfection, drenched in lemon mint & garlic tahini. You will want to drink tahini, it’s soooo good. I also made a lemon mint & garlic aioli because I couldn’t make up my mind as to which one I liked better with the sliders…. so I made both and everyone liked both with it lol. I’m putting the recipe for both but you can choose which one you like! The aioli is AMAZING with fries. These slides would be great for entertaining, you can prep the patties in advance and even freeze them!

I made harissa mediterranean sliders for Ahaan’s birthday, it was an instant hit in our family. They were such a hit that I made the harissa mediterranean sliders, twice in one week!! My FIL who is usually very picky loved these and gave it a two thumbs up. So I hope your family enjoys them just as much as mine. Please tag me @zheelicious so I can see! 

Make sure to read the notes section for variations/ tips and info on products/ brands used in this recipe. 

Stay happy, stay hungry!

Harissa Mediterranean Sliders
Harissa Mediterranean Sliders
Harissa Mediterranean Sliders

Prep time: 15 minutesCook time: 15 minutesTotal time: 30 minutesMakes: 12 sliders

Ingredients:

  • 12 slider buns
  • 2 cans of chickpeas, skinned 
  • ½ cup red onions,diced 
  • ½ cup red pepper,diced 
  • 2 cloves garlic, shredded
  • 3 tsp tahini 
  • ⅓ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp harissa paste 
  • 1 tbsp hummus (optional)
  • ½ tsp oregano 
  • ½ tsp zatar 
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup mint, chopped 
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • ½ lemon, juiced 

Toppings:

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Arugula (can also use lettuce)
  • Feta cheese
  • Fresh or pickled Jalapeno, sliced (optional)

Lemon Mint & garlic Tahini:

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup mint, roughly chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste 
  • Water as needed

Lemon Mint & Garlic Aioli:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise 
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ⅓ cup mint, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste 

Directions:

  1. In a blender blend together all the ingredients for the Lemon, Mint & Garlic Tahini.

    Use water as needed to thin the sauce out.  Set it aside until ready to use.

  2. In a blender blend all the ingredients for the Lemon, mint, & garlic aioli. Set it aside until ready to use.

  3. In a large mixing bowl add the chickpeas and mash them.

    Then add  onion, pepper, garlic, tahini, harissa paste, bread crumbs, oregano, parsley, mint, hummus (if using), zatar, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix everything really well.

  4. Start to form the mixture into burger patties.

    Measure it according to the size of your slider bun. 

  5. Heat a pan.

    Drizzle some oil once the pan is hot and grill the burgers on both sides until they are nice and charred.

  6. Assemble the sliders

    Toast the slider bun (optional), spread the Lemon Mint & Garlic aioli on the bottom of the bun top it with arugula, the patty, tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, spoon the tahini sauce on top, sprinkle feta cheese, close the slider with the top

  7. Enjoy!


Notes:

  • I use Trader Joe’s or Mina brand harissa paste. Mina brand is available at most super markets. 
  • I got my slider buns from Trader Joe’s.
  • Zatar is a spice blend and can be found in the international aisle, amazon, or world market. 
  • You can use ground oats instead of bread crumbs
  • If the burgers fall apart while cooking, you can add an egg or a potato to bind the mixture, or even more hummus. 
  • You can use regular sliced cheese. 
  • Use lettuce instead of arugula if you don’t have it on hand. 
  • You can also use pickles as a topping.
  • These patty’s will freeze well.
  • Everything can be prepped in advance.
  • The tahini & aioli can be stored in the fridge for upto a week.
  • You can use dried mint instead of fresh if you don’t have fresh.
  • This recipe can easily be vegan if you omit the cheese or use vegan cheese and omit the aioli or make it with vegan mayo.
  • The serving size may change depending on the size of your buns/ pattys.

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