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Turkey Burgers with Greek Yogurt Dressing

Burgers in the summertime are a given, but you don’t have to feel guilty after each one if you opt for a turkey burger once in a while. And, don’t be fooled — healthier doesn’t mean less flavorful! These turkey burgers are topped with a delightful greek yogurt dressing (that you make ahead of time) and tangy sun-dried tomato. The result is a welcomed flavor combo that really packs a punch!
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese 7 ounces plain Greek yogurt Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic Salt and pepper
  • 2 ounces frozen spinach, thawed
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • Lettuce, for serving Sliced tomato, for serving

Directions

1. Grate the cucumber over a tea towel. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
2. In a bowl, combine the grated cucumber, feta cheese, yogurt, lemon juice, dill, ½ teaspoon of the minced garlic, and a pinch of salt. Stir everything to combine and then refrigerate while preparing the burgers.
3. Squeeze as much moisture as possible from the frozen spinach. Roughly chop the spinach. Grate the red onion and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
4. In a bowl, combine the ground turkey with the spinach, onion, sun- dried tomatoes, egg, panko, oregano, remaining ½ teaspoon garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. Stir everything until it is evenly combined. Shape the mixture into 4 even patties.
5. Cook the burgers on a stove top grill, in a nonstick skillet, or over an open flame for about 5 minutes on each side over medium-high heat.
Layer the bottom half of the bun with lettuce, a thick slice of tomato, the burger patty, and the yogurt sauce before adding the bun top. Serve

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