Let’s face it: burgers are absolutely delicious. There’s no question about it. But, after indulging in that thick, juicy burger, there’s always that feeling of guilt when you realize just how decadent it is. Is there any way to sink your teeth into a delicious, flavorful burger without the accompanying guilt?
Most definitely! If you’ve tried making these Turkey Burgers With Greek Yogurt Dressing, you’ll know just what I’m talking about! It’s a much healthier alternative to the usual beef burgers, but make no mistake: turkey burgers are just as flavorful, if not more!
Turkey burgers typically have a milder taste, but it’s what makes them really receptive to the herbs, spices, seasonings, and other toppings you’ll be adding. This way, you get to savor all the ingredients that make your burger a sumptuous dish.
Removing the moisture from your grated cucumber, onion, and chopped spinach will do wonders to keep these ingredients refreshingly crisp when mixed into the dressing and the patties. You can also whip up your light but creamy Greek yogurt dressing ahead of time so you can cool it off in the fridge while preparing the turkey patties.
Speaking of turkey patties, here comes the fun part: making them! There are tons of variations in making burger patties regardless of the protein you choose, but for this one, we’re making it extra special by adding some panko, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes alongside burger-patty staples like egg, oregano, onions, garlic, salt, and pepper. The panko, in particular, will give your turkey patties a pleasant crunch and an extra smoky flavor when cooked.
When you’ve cooked these delicious patties, start assembling your vibrant and hearty Turkey Burgers With Greek Yogurt Dressing. With this recipe, you can enjoy a guiltless, delectable burger that fits any occasion!Print
Turkey Burgers with Greek Yogurt Dressing
If you’re hankering for a healthy burger, then these Turkey Burgers With Greek Yogurt Dressing are big on flavor but light on the guilt!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Entrées
- 1 English cucumber
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 7 ounces plain Greek yogurt
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- Salt and pepper
- 2 ounces frozen spinach, thawed
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 6 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 4 whole wheat hamburger buns
- Lettuce, for serving
- Sliced tomato, for serving
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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