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Greek Turkey Burgers


4 SERVINGS

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INGREDIENTS


Ground turkey (extra lean)

  • 1 pd., ground

Salt

  • 1 tsp.

Black pepper

  • ¼ tsp., freshly ground

Bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup

Onion (small)

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

Garlic

  • 1 tsp. bottled, minced

Mint

  • 2 tbsp., chopped fresh

Oregano

  • 4 tsp. chopped, fresh (or 1 tsp. dried)

Lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp., fresh

Eggs

  • 2 eggs, beaten

Baby spinach leaves

  • 3 cups

Tomato (medium)

  • 1 tomato, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

Red onion

  • 1 onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

Feta

  • 1/3 cup, crumbled

Pita

  • 4 whole-wheat pita halves

Dressing

Yogurt

  • 2/3 cup, nonfat plain Greek yogurt

Mint

  • 1 tbsp. chopped, fresh

Garlic

  • 1 tsp. bottled, minced

Dijon mustard

  • 2 tsp.

Honey

  • 1 tsp.

Cucumber

  • ½ cup peeled, seeded and finely diced

Salt and pepper

  • To taste

PREPARATION


Add ground turkey, salt, pepper, bread crumbs, garlic, mint, oregano, lemon juice and eggs to a large bowl. Mix thoroughly to ensure ingredients are evenly distributed. (You might need to use your hands to make sure mixture is combined.) Form into four patties. Grill until done or cook in a skillet sprayed with cooking spray. Mix yogurt, mint, garlic, mustard and honey together in a bowl. Stir in cucumber and season with salt and pepper. Warm pita halves in a microwave for 30 seconds. Stuff each pita half with spinach leaves, tomato and onion slices. Drizzle with dressing, add a turkey burger and sprinkle with feta cheese. 

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