A creamy tzatziki adds a refreshing twist to this easy Greek-inspired burger recipe loaded with feta, Kalamata olives and spices. No tzatziki? No problem! Make your own at home by combining plain Greek yogurt with a squeeze of lemon, dill and finely chopped cucumber. Total Time: 25 minutes Makes: 4 Burgers
lb ground turkey
cup kalamata olive, roughly chopped
tablespoons finely chopped parsley
teaspoon dried oregano
garlic clove, minced
cup crumbled Greek feta cheese, divided
Salt and pepper, to taste
tablespoon olive oil
lettuce leaves (Romaine, Green leaf or Red leaf)
1 tomatoes, sliced thin into rounds
red onion, sliced thin into rounds
ounces Greek yogurt
English cucumber, peeled and grated
teaspoons chopped dill
tablespoons lemon juice
tablespoons olive oil
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
To make the Tzatziki:
In a medium bowl, stir to combine all ingredients. Add 1-2 tablespoons water to thin sauce if needed.
For the burgers: In a large bowl, mix to combine ground turkey, olives, parsley, dried oregano, garlic, 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, salt and pepper. Divide into 4 portions and shape into burger patties.
Warm olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, then fry turkey patties until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.
To assemble turkey burgers, layer lettuce, tomato slices, onion slices onto open pita and top with burger. Garnish with remaining crumbled feta cheese and a dollop of tzatziki.