When we think of Greek food we think of olives, tomatoes, oregano and feta. Fresh delicious ingredients brought to life with a little Mediterranean flare! Well in tonight’s kitchen we are making some juicy Greek Turkey Burgers. These bad boys are stuffed with feta and oregano and topped with a delicious twist on a Greek salad. We are taking full advantage of BBQ season here! Enjoy this with a side of lemon roasted potatoes or rice like they would in Greece for a complete and balanced summer meal 🙂
Greek Turkey Burgers (makes 6 burgers):
1 medium grated zucchini (squeezed of all liquid by putting it into a sieve or use paper towel or a combo of the two)
2 lb extra lean ground turkey
1/2 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
2 clove garlic (minced)
4 tbsp grated red onion
2 tbsp fresh oregano
1.5 tsp kosher salt and fresh pepper
1 cucumber, diced
1.5 cup quartered grape tomatoes
4 tbsp chopped red onion
1/2 cup kalamata olives, whole
1/2 cup roasted peppers, chopped
4 tsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp fresh oregano
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1) Combine ground turkey, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, oregano, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix then add 1/4 cup of feta, combine fully then make 6 equal patties. Make sure they are flattened for cooking.
2) In a separate bowl, combine the cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, vinegar, olive oil, olives, red peppers, a pinch of salt and remaining cheese. Combine well and set aside.
3) BBQ the burgers on medium heat for about 5 mins a side or until cooked through. Serve topped with the Greek Salad mixture and a side of roasted potatoes or feel free to grill potato discs on the BBQ!
Macronutrient Breakdown (per burger and 1/6 of the salad mixture):