Greek Turkey Burger

4 servings
45 min

There are so many different types of burgers it’s almost ridiculous. The type of meat, the sauce, the toppings, the choices for each are endless. My favorite is the classic burger but once in a while the cravings strike for a healthier option. A healthy burger might sound like an oxymoron but with a little creativity, you can create a delicious one like this Greek turkey burger. Turkey burgers might have a bad reputation for being dry and bland but this version is anything but. Stuffed with feta cheese, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes and finished with tzatziki, this burger definitely hits the spot.

Greek turkey burger


the toppings


greek turkey burger patty


the finished burger


Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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Ingredients
Tzatziki
  • 1/2 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • salt and pepper
Burgers
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 4 hamburger buns
Instructions
Prepare the tzatziki
Cut the cucumber in half and scrape out the seeds using a spoon. Squeeze out excess moisture.
Grate the cucumber, season with 1/4 tsp salt, and let sit for 10 minutes in a colander.
Combine the cucumber with yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, and dill.
Season with salt and pepper. Let sit for 30 minutes.
Prepare the burgers
Mix together ground turkey, garlic, salt, pepper, sun dried tomatoes, feta, and chopped spinach.
Shape into 4 patties. Cook on the grill, stove top, or in the oven until the juices run clear.
Assemble burgers with spinach, sliced tomatoes, and tzatziki. Serve.
Christine Ma
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