Greek Turkey Burgers

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):

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