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Greek Turkey Burger with Tzatziki, Feta Cheese, Red Onion, and Cucumbers on a marble board
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5 from 2 votes

Grilled Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki

Inspired by the ingredients in a Greek salad, these grilled turkey burgers are light, juicy and fresh, and are topped with a quick tzatziki, feta cheese, cucumber, tomatoes and red onion.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Al Fresco, Main Course, Sandwiches
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: 30 Minute Meals, BBQ, bbq recipes, Burgers, grilling recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 390kcal

Ingredients

Quick Tzatziki

  • 1 cup grated cucumber
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Greek Burgers

  • 1 ⅓ lb ground turkey
  • ¼ cup chopped Kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 burger buns
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 8 slices red onion
  • 8 slices feta
  • 15 slices cucumber

Instructions

  • (If using store-bought tzatziki - skip to step 3) Place grated cucumber in a sieve placed over a bowl and season with a pinch of salt. Let sit for about 5 minutes then squeeze as much liquid from the cucumbers as you can.
  • Mix together the strained cucumber, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, dill, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Set aside for assembly.
  • In a medium bowl combine ground turkey, Kalamata olives, garlic, minced red onion, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Divide the meat mixture into 4 equal portions and roll into balls. Use your hands or the bottom of a plate to flatten to about a half-inch. Place on a plate and chill in the fridge until grilling.
  • Preheat your barbecue on high heat. Remove the burgers from the fridge and season each with a pinch of salt. Oil your barbecue grates and grill the burgers for 5 minutes per side, until cooked through, then set aside to rest for three minutes. 
  • If you're toasting your buns then arrange them on the bbq for one minute while the turkey burgers are resting. 
  • To assemble, load the bottom bun with tzatziki and place a turkey burger on top. Lay a slice of tomato, red onion, a few cucumber slices, and couple thick slices of feta cheese. Dollop with a little more tzatziki and enjoy.

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Notes

  • For safety, use a meat thermometer to ensure an internal temperature of at least 165°F (74°c).
  • Uncooked turkey patties can be frozen for up to 3 months. Cut parchment paper squares slightly larger than the turkey patties. Place the burgers on the parchment paper in single layers and stack them to fit into a freezer-safe container.
  • Cooked turkey burger leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 827mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 604IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 4mg