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Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

Mediterranean Turkey Burgers
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Prep time 30 mins
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed pita half)

Serve a light and fresh turkey burger flavored with pesto and feta cheese. A spicy and creamy tzatziki sauce is great spread on the burgers or served on the side for dipping.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons commercial pesto
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 (6-inch) whole-wheat pitas, toasted and halved

Nutrition Information

  • calories 303
  • fat 8.8 g
  • satfat 2.9 g
  • monofat 4.1 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 33 g
  • carbohydrate 24.3 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 56 mg
  • iron 1.9 mg
  • sodium 595 mg
  • calcium 101 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl; mix until combined. Divide panko mixture into 4 portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick oval patty.

  2. Heat a nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Place 1 patty and 1/2 cup arugula in each pita half.

  3. Tzatziki sauce: Combine 1/2 cup plain low-fat, Greek-style yogurt; 1/4 cup finely chopped seeded cucumber; 1/4 teaspoon salt; and 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper. Serve with sliced bell pepper and celery sticks.