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Greek Turkey Burgers with Minted Cucumber Sauce

Greek Turkey Burgers with Minted Cucumber Sauce
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 5
These turkey burgers have a green twist with the addition of spinach--a perfect flavor combination with cucumber-yogurt sauce!
Updated October 28, 2016

Ingredients

Cucumber Sauce

  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Burgers

  • 1 box (9 oz) frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 1/4 lb lean (at least 93%) ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 thin slices medium tomato, halved
  • 5 whole-grain pita bread halves (6 inch)

Steps

  • 1
    Set oven control to broil. In medium bowl, mix Cucumber Sauce ingredients; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 2
    Cook spinach as directed on box; cool slightly. Squeeze to drain well. In large bowl, mix cooled spinach, turkey, 1/4 cup yogurt, the oregano, garlic salt and pepper. Shape into 5 oval patties, each about 1/2 inch thick. On broiler pan, place patties. Broil with tops about 5 inches from heat 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until thermometer inserted in center of burgers reads 165°F.
  • 3
    Place 2 tomato slice halves in pita pocket halves; place burgers over tomato slices. To serve, top each burger with about 3 tablespoons sauce.

  • You can use a contact grill for these burgers. Heat closed medium-size contact grill for 5 minutes. Place burgers on grill. Close grill. Cook 4 to 6 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center of burgers reads 165°F.
  • If you don't want to have sandwiches for dinner, serve these burgers as an entrée with a green salad on the side. Toss your favorite greens with grape tomatoes, kalamata olives, vinaigrette and a sprinkle of feta cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
100
Total Fat
11g
18%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
520mg
22%
Potassium
600mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
6g
23%
Sugars
4g
Protein
31g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%
90%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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