I have made these three times now and they are delicious. My family also loves them. They come together easily and are really moist with a great Mediterranean taste. The last two times I cooked them on the grill, Because I don't like big hunks of meat, I made smaller patties and they were just as good. I did cook them for about 9 minutes total instead of 12 because the patties were smaller. Don't skip using the arugula, the contrast really brings out the flavor. We put some of the tzatziki sauce on the burger, too.
Mediterranean Turkey Burgers
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 303
- Fat: 8.8g
- Saturated fat: 2.9g
- Monounsaturated fat: 4.1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
- Protein: 33g
- Carbohydrate: 24.3g
- Fiber: 3g
- Cholesterol: 56mg
- Iron: 1.9mg
- Sodium: 595mg
- Calcium: 101mg
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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