Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

  • sukeedog Posted: 04/18/09
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    We thought these were great! The arugula adds a nice bite. We made the suggested yogurt sauce to go on the burgers, and I think they would have been a little dry without it. Served with roasted potato wedges. Will definitely make again and again!

  • chefkate1 Posted: 09/25/09
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    One of my most favorite recipes! We featured it in the wellness center I manage, with credit and kudos to Cooking Light, of course. The ingredients make for a moist, tasty burger that needs no bun, cheese, or condiment.

  • jteusink Posted: 04/10/09
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    I made these burgers last night for dinner. They are wonderful. Something different and healthier than a regular burger. I used spinach instead of arugula b/c I had it on hand. I also served the burgers with Hummus and Red Bell Peppers. My husband put both in his pita. Very good! Definitely will make again!

  • London1 Posted: 04/15/09
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    Found these a little dry...I would make them again but add more pesto and feta cheese. They were a bit akward to put in the pita - perhaps a bun or crumble the meat together and roll in a tortilla.

  • teacooking Posted: 04/23/10
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    This is definitely a good, solid recipe that I would make again. The pesto and feta cheese added a great flavor to the burgers. I might cut back a bit on both ingredients - it was a little rich. I also made a great sauce to go with them - greek yogurt, feta cheese, parsley, garlic and a squeeze of lemon juice - fantastic over hot burgers.

  • jenb527 Posted: 11/11/09
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    We absolutely love this recipe and have it once or twice a week. Great for lunch the next day. Our changes include chopping up a small onion instead of grated/minced, we just eyeball the pesto and feta amounts (meaning we probably have more than it calls for which is yummy). Have also used basil/tomato flavored feta. We put the Tzatziki sauce on the burger.

  • lsdesign Posted: 07/16/09
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    I've made these at least 5 times now and they are a hit at my house. I use regular hamburger buns because the kids like them better. I also put the tiziki sauce on top of the burger with whatever lettuce I had around. Yum!

  • vyoung Posted: 04/26/09
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    Made these last night - fabulous! I served them on 100 calorie Pepperidge Farm thin buns and put the tzatziki sauce on top of the burgers. Everyone loved them.

  • jediannie Posted: 05/22/09
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    This was really tasty. I added a little bit more garlic and also used a recipe for a yogurt/goat cheese sauce from I think April 2005 Cooking Light magazine (Graham Kerr's recipe). I made a salad of shredded cucumber, tomato, green onion, mint & dill for the side dish, but we ended up putting it on the burger. I will definitely make this again!

  • Katelesley Posted: 04/21/09
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    This recipe is absolutely FABULOUS!! I have already made it twice. I actually made 3 instead of 4 which made them thicker and more moist. I also used my meat thermometer which I think helped them keep their moisture. Instead of pita my husband found Indian Naan bread which stayed together better. The flavor is just wonderful. It is not your ordinary bland turkey burger.

  • TriShacker Posted: 04/15/09
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    Very tasty and filling week night meal. I followed the directions exactly and it turned out great. The pesto and feta added great flavor to boring ground turkey breast. Although the burgers are a little dry (that is to be expected with ground turkey), I just dipped my pita-burger in a little bit of hummus to fix that problem. Half of a pita was a little small to fit an entire patty so I cut the patty in half before stuffying the pita. I served this with a simple side salad with greek dressing. I will likely make these again.

  • LCD424 Posted: 04/14/09
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    Very good burger recipe that was quick and easy to make. The pesto and red onion help keep the meat moist and the feta cheese adds a nice tang. Great for a weeknight but could also use for casual entertaining. It's a keeper!

  • karanne7 Posted: 04/14/09
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    could use hummus or a nice yogurt-cucumber sauce, otherwise very flavorfull.

  • HeidiJo Posted: 04/19/09
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    I pre made turkey mix minus the panko several hours prior for the flavors to mix and then added the panko half an hour before putting on the grill. The taste was great. Try putting the Tzatziki sauce and a tomato on the top of the burger.

  • willcook4fun Posted: 05/01/09
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    These were so good and super easy. My husband loved this healthier alternative to the usual beef burger and was surprised at how filling it was. The pesto added great flavor and kept the patties moist. I cooked on a grill pan and took them off after 4 min/side to keep them from burning. They were just short of done, so I tented them with foil for a few minutes, which worked perfectly. Made the yogurt sauce but added a clove of minced garlic and used green onions (my cucumber was bad!)--we liked the extra bite and will keep making it like that. Cooked two patties and froze the others. Will make again.

  • JBlair Posted: 05/05/09
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    These are amazing! They are super easy to make and are very filling. We made the burgers per the recipe but added lemon juice and Cholula to the tzatziki sauce as it was a little bland. These are the best turkey burgers I have ever had!

  • KristinBaby Posted: 06/24/10
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    Yum, yum, YUM! These were so good, and easy to make. A great alternative to a gyro!

  • Kathy611 Posted: 06/26/10
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    Made this for my daughter and son-in-law. They loved them! Put the burgers on whole wheat toasted buns. Will definitely make them again.

  • alwynn Posted: 02/02/10
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    I LOVE this recipe; though I put more feta in than it calls for. I usually offer the version of tzatziki sauce listed and then I also mix some Greek yogurt with a few tablespoons of the bottled pesto, which also makes a great sauce! And the arugula is a must.

  • NMarie Posted: 01/10/10
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    Delicious! I have made these several times and absolutely love them. They keep well for leftovers.

  • steponme Posted: 05/21/10
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    The burgers were moist and delicous; a nice spring/summertime meal. I served mine with carrots and hummus; yum,yum.

  • RandomName Posted: 04/20/10
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    This was really fabulous! Cut the amount of panko down to 1/4 cup, and since we cooked them in a regular frying pan instead of a grill pan put a salt crust on them. I also picked up some tabouleh from the store and added that to the pitas as an extra topping along with some extra sliced red onion.

  • kyleMc Posted: 09/20/10
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    Really great recipe, lots of flavor and we didn't change a thing. Didn't even make the sauce and they were still good although we will definitely do it next time.

  • arnsgirl Posted: 04/19/10
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    I LOVE this meal! I make it all the time! It is perfect for a warm summer night! It fills you up, and tastes sooo good! Highly recomended!

  • JessicaLuu Posted: 06/07/10
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    These were really easy and quick to make. I kept trying to steal bites from my daughter's burger they were so good. You could even use this recipe to make meatballs in a Mediterranean pasta dish.

  • MileHighImprov Posted: 04/11/11
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    I love this recipe. It's in my rotation during the spring and summer. Fast, easy and super tasty. I buy the mini pitas and the burgers fit perfectly inside the little pockets. The sauce is great as well. I usually serve with a side of bell pepper strips and hummus, or tomatoes, cucumber and basil with a little balsamic vinegar and grapeseed oil. Delicious!

  • dani3939 Posted: 04/14/11
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    These were delicious and very juicy for turkey burgers!!

  • Mamagrowler Posted: 07/26/11
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    My husband hates ground turkey, but he loves these. I make extra for him to tie to work. I also use a packaged tzaziki sauce to make these even quicker.

  • Dani311 Posted: 02/08/12
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    I loved these!!! I've already made them twice : ). The burger is great-- I skipped the pita and just stacked it high with the tzatziki and arugula. Strong suggestion for the tzatziki, though: Squeeze in some lemon juice and a little garlic powder. Added the perfect amt. of flavor. Enjoy!

  • Reuscher2010 Posted: 03/10/13
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    Delicious and easy. Loved how the favors came together. The whole family enjoyed these, even the kids! I don't prefer arugula so I topped them with spring mix instead.

  • sugarbooger77 Posted: 03/21/13
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    This will be added to the weekly dinner list for sure. Loved them.

  • NickiJ Posted: 05/29/12
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    Great and so quick and easy! Would be really easy to make the patties ahead of time and grill up for dinner. Will make again!

  • montanese Posted: 04/26/13
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    This is one of my go-to weeknight meals and is loved by everyone in our family. You will not be disappointed!

  • acuramama55 Posted: 06/28/13
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    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.

  • aryzek Posted: 07/08/14
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    This was absolutely delicious, with the added bonus of being quick and easy. My favorite type of recipe.I didn't use arugula, just romaine. Both the husband and the daughter loved it, although my daughter had it without the sauce. And they've both requested that I make it again next week, which I will be happy to do. Loved everything about this recipe.

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