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Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross Photo by: Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

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.

Cooking Light APRIL 2009

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed pita half)
  • Prep time:30 Minutes

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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

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
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