Oh. My. Goodness. These were so delicious. I will absolutely be making these again and probably soon. They were so easy, very healthy, and most importantly–delicious. I encourage you to try them soon. They’re great for this time of year. They’re hearty but still light and fresh tasting. Opa!!
Greek-Style Turkey Burgers
adapted from Gourmet Magazine
For the tzatzkik:
3/4 c. plain Greek-style nonfat yogurt
1/2 large English cucumber, seeded
1 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 TBSP finely chopped fresh mint
salt and pepper to taste
For the burgers:
1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey1/2 c. crumbled feta cheese1/2 c. finely chopped pitted Kalamata olives (12 to 15)2 cloves garlic1/4 c. bread crumbs (may not need)whole wheat hamburger buns2 small vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced1/2 red onion, slicedDirections:
1. To make the tzatziki, coarsely grate the cucumber. Drain it in a strainer for one or two minutes, pressing out the liquid. In a medium bowl stir together yogurt, cucumber, oil, lemon juice, zest, garlic, and mint. Season with salt and pepper. Make at least an hour ahead; sauce will keep in an airtight container for three days.
2. For the burgers, prepare grill or grill pan over medium to medium-high heat. 3. Handling turkey as gently as possible, combine in a bowl with feta, olives, and bread crumbs, if necessary. Form into six 1-inch-thick patties. 4. Season burgers lightly with salt and pepper to taste and grill on an oiled rack or pan. Cook nine minutes on each side for medium well doneness.