It’s hard to beat a classic cheeseburger! I love to experiment trying out different variations and using turkey burger instead of beef. I have had this particular recipe saved for about four months now, and I’m so glad I finally got around to trying it. My friend Kalyn sent me the recipe and told me that it was a must try!
It’s a turkey burger enhanced with pesto, spices, and most importantly, feta cheese and then a homemade tzatziki sauce to top it off.
So needless to say, Kalyn was right and I absolutely loved these burgers. I served the greek inspired burger on a toasted bun with some fresh cucumber, lettuce, and tomato, I was pretty much in heaven. I served these burgers with a side of organic tomato soup with parmesan cheese and croutons.
Greek Turkey Burgers
- 1 1/4 lbs ground turkey breast
- 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbs pesto
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- tzatziki sauce
- thinly sliced cucumber
- 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
Mix together all the ingredients for the burgers. Using a light touch, form into 4 patties.
Grease the grates of the grill and grill the burgers 5-7 minutes per side, until cooked through, turning once. Serve with tzatziki, tomato, lettuce, and cucmber.
- 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt (nonfat or lowfat is fine)
- 1/2 hothouse cucumber, seeds removed
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- salt and pepper
- extra virgin olive oil