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Grilled Turkey Burgers with Goat Cheese Spread

A small amount of pungent goat cheese flavors the creamy spread. Double the spread and use it on grilled chicken or turkey sandwiches.

Cooking Light APRIL 2009

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 burger)


  • 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
  • Cooking spray
  • 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


1. 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.

2. 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 269
  • Fat: 5.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 23.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 33.9g
  • Fiber: 6.2g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Sodium: 588mg
  • Calcium: 182mg

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