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.

Serves: 6

Serving size: 1 patty

Shallow Focus Photography of Burger Sandwich Served on Brown Wooden Chopping Board





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




  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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