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Greek Turkey Burgers

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Total time 25 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
These delicious turkey burgers get their great flavor from traditional Greek flavors like mint, yogurt, feta, red onion, and cucumbers. 

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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.