Greek Turkey Burgers

Greek Turkey BurgersRecipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
These delicious turkey burgers get their great flavor from traditional Greek flavors like mint, yogurt, feta, red onion, and cucumbers. 


Makes 4 servings
Total time: 25 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 386
Fat 13.7 g
Satfat 4.5 g
Monofat 4.3 g
Polyfat 3 g
Protein 30.2 g
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fiber 2.3 g
Cholesterol 109 mg
Iron 3.9 mg
Sodium 897 mg
Calcium 198 mg


1 1/3 pounds ground turkey breast
1 (4-oz.) package crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
Vegetable cooking spray
1/2 cup grated English cucumber
1 (6-oz.) container fat-free Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 French hamburger buns, split and toasted
Toppings: lettuce leaves, tomato slices, thinly sliced cucumber
Garnish: pepperoncini salad peppers


1. Stir together first 6 ingredients. Shape mixture into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties.

2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat grill pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done.

3. Stir together cucumber, yogurt, mint, and 1/2 tsp. salt in a small bowl. Serve burgers on buns with cucumber sauce and desired toppings. Garnish, if desired.


To make the cucumber ribbons shown in the photo, use a Y-shaped vegetable peeler to cut thin slices of cucumber lengthwise. If you're in a hurry, cut the cucumber into thin, round slices.