Recipe of the Month
Greek Turkey Burgers with Yogurt Sauce
Like burgers? Try this recipe to give your burger a new spin. Using lean ground turkey reduces the saturated fat. Serve this on a deep bed of chopped greens and diced tomato or make it more traditional by serving on a whole wheat sandwich thin and cut out wasted calories with a large bun.
Serving size: 1 patty
½ cup (125 mL) plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
3 tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice, divided
½ tsp (2 mL) finely grated lemon zest
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
20 oz (570 g) lean ground turkey
½ cup (125 mL) chopped red onion
⅓ cup (75 mL) chopped Kalamata olives
¼ cup (50 mL) crumbled reduced fat feta cheese
1½ tsp (7 ml) Greek seasoning blend
- In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. This may be prepared one day ahead.
- Mix together turkey, onion, olives, feta cheese, Greek seasoning, and remaining lemon juice. Shape into six patties. Grill, broil, or cook in a nonstick skillet for 5 minutes on each side or until cooked to 165°F (75°C).
- Top with yogurt sauce before serving.
Per serving: 170 calories, 21g protein, 8g fat (3g saturated), 55mg cholesterol, 4g carbohydrate, 1g fibre, 2g sugar, 330mg sodium
Recipe adapted from Raley’s Market