A small amount of pungent goat cheese flavors the creamy spread. Double the spread and use it on grilled chicken or turkey sandwiches.
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground turkey breast
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 large egg white
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat Greek-style yogurt (such as Fage)
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled goat cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
6 (2-ounce) whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted
6 green leaf lettuce leaves
6 (1/8-inch-thick) slices red onion
How to Make It
Combine first 6 ingredients and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl, mixing gently. Divide turkey mixture into 6 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/4-inch-thick patty. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook 8 minutes on each side or until done.
Combine remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, yogurt, and next 4 ingredients (through mint) in a bowl, stirring well. Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons yogurt mixture on the bottom half of each bun; top each serving with 1 lettuce leaf, 1 onion slice, and 1 patty. Place top half of bun on each serving.
These were okay, but there are so many better turkey burgers out there. The spinach was a bit overpowering compared to the rest of the ingredients. You can definitely taste the mint in the goat cheese spread.
These were really good, my husband said they were the best turkey burger (he loved the mint). The lemon in the burger was really nice although the goat cheese spread was more herby then cheesy. I added a little more goat cheese for more flavor but I don't think it made a huge difference. The burgers and spread had a really nice flavor to them and everyone at the dinner party enjoyed them.
A nice change from ketchup and mustard, the goat cheese spread with herbs is light and flavorful. I really liked the spinach and lemon zest in the burgers. Great way to sneak in vegetables! I served it with simple oven fries with olive oil drizzle and salt and pepper.
Tasty recipe! Good, solid turkey burger that grills well - plenty of moisture in burger so it does not get too dry on grill. Sauce adds nice balance to burger. We served the burgers with grilled sweet potatoes and asparagus.
I also thought the turkey patties would dry out because the cooking time I thought was a bit long but they came out juicy. The patties themselves have great flavor with the herbs and the creamy spread is a nice compliment.
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