Greek Turkey Burgers on a cutting board with a green bowl of Tzaziki sauce.
Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
These Greek turkey burgers are a nice way to switch up your regular burger routine. Olives and feta are mixed in with the turkey meat which is held between two thick slices of multi-grain bread, fried in a skillet. Zesty Tzatziki sauce makes the perfect spread for this burger, but can also be used as a great condiment for grilled meats or fish too.
Course: Entrées, Sandwiches
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Chicken, Lunch, Sandwiches
Servings: 4
Calories: 363 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ¼ cup finely diced red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped Kalamata olives
  • cup crumbled feta cheese
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices Nature’s Own® Perfectly Crafted Multigrain bread
  • olive oil
  • sliced tomatoes
Tzatziki Sauce:
  • ½ cup grated cucumber seeds removed
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine the ground turkey, red onion, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, salt and freshly ground black pepper in a large bowl. Divide the mixture into 4 portions and shape it into rectangular patties, roughly the same size and shape as the bread slices. Let the shaped patties rest in the refrigerator.
  2. To make the tzatziki sauce, place the grated cucumber on a clean kitchen towel and twist to squeeze the out the excess liquid. Combine the cucumber, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, chopped dill and parsley in a bowl and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Chill the tzatziki sauce until you are ready to serve.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil to the pan and then cook the turkey burgers for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F on an instant read thermometer inserted into the center of the burger. Transfer the cooked burgers to a plate and let them rest covered with foil.
  4. Add another drizzle of olive oil to the pan and toast both sides of each slice of bread until lightly browned. Add more olive oil to the pan as needed.
  5. Build the burgers by spreading some tzatziki sauce on each slice of bread, topping with a turkey burger and sliced tomatoes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and some chopped fresh oregano.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 1312mg 55%
Potassium 496mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 4.8%
Vitamin C 3.2%
Calcium 26.7%
Iron 20.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.