Greek Turkey Burger With Tzatzi Sauce

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!

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It’s a turkey burger enhanced with pesto, spices, and most importantly, feta cheese and then a homemade tzatziki sauce to top it off.   

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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

To serve:

  • tzatziki sauce 
  • thinly sliced cucumber 
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted

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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.

Tzatzi  Sauce

  • 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
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