Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Tzatziki Sauce
Mediterranean flavors abound in these Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Tzatziki Sauce. Quick and easy to make, burger night can now be every night!
I can’t believe it’s July. Already. I feel like the summer is flying by and I still have so many things I want to pack in. I know it’s just the beginning and summer only started about two weeks ago but time definitely goes by so quickly I can hardly keep up. Last week was just a whirlwind packed with deadlines and my first live news segment, I barely remember anything that happened…hopefully, nothing significant occurred that I may have missed. I’m sure someone somewhere will let me know that something huge….like marriage equality….is perfectly legal all over the country. 🙂
With time running at warp speed, I missed the whole bikini diet season. Now I’m trying to catch up. Not really…I don’t ever diet but I do like to mix in a few healthy options during the week to balance out things like Strawberries and Cream Mug Cakes.….all day long. I could totally live on them. But my thighs would be busting out of the seams of my jeans Incredible Hulk style. So I do dabble in the healthy eating world on occasion so that I don’t have to buy new clothes every six weeks or so. I love to grill all the things during the summer for many reasons. One, it’s a healthy way to prepare dinner and the grill creates a char on my food that you can’t duplicate in the oven. Two….no dishes. That’s my most favorite part. No pots or pans to clean, no splatter on the stovetop….easiest clean up ever. This is why my neighbors may see me outside in two feet of snow during the winter. I hate doing dishes that much.
I created a new turkey burger…another one that’s bursting with flavor to offset the fact that ground turkey is dry….and it kinda sucks all by itself. Let’s just all agree on that. I managed to make this killer Fajita Turkey Burger a few weeks ago that you all seemed to love so I decided to head to the mediterranean this time and stuff it full of feta. And spinach…and then I made a super garlicky tzatziki sauce with sun-dried tomatoes. The name, Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Tzatziki Sauce probably clued you in on what, exactly, is in it. This burger is hearty and healthy, packed with fiber and protein. A great alternative to a fat filled beef burger (although, they’re awfully tasty.)
Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers would be perfect to serve at your next cookout and the Sun-Dried Tomato Tzatziki makes a great veggie dip or sandwich spread. Server your burgers with my easy to make Smashed Potato Salad or The Best Ever Macaroni Salad.
Switch up your basic burger with this spinach and feta turkey burger!
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 cup chopped fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 cup plain low-fat greek yogurt
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes rehydrated in hot water and drained
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
- kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- 4 whole wheat hamburger rolls
In a large bowl, mix together the turkey, spinach, feta, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper using your hands until well blended. Form the turkey mixture into four equal size patties. Transfer to the patties to a plate and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes (or up to 8 hours).
In a food processor or blender, add the yogurt, garlic, tomatoes, lemon zest, juice and oregano. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to an airtight container and chill until ready to use. (Can be made up to 48 hours in advance.)
Remove the burgers from the refrigerator 15 minutes before grilling. Place the patties on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes or until they release easily from the grill rack. Turn the patties over and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the burgers are done. Transfer to a platter, cover with foil and allow to rest 5-10 minutes.
Place the 1 burger on the bottom of each roll. Top with 1 tablespoon tzatziki sauce. Place the top of the roll on each of the burgers and serve immediately.