greek turkey burgers with spinach and yogurt sauce

>> Monday, April 4, 2011

we're trying out a new diet at our house this week where we have no carbs for dinner. tonight i made bun-less greek burgers (with spinach). i served it over a bed of lettuce with grilled zucchini and marinated tomatoes. i packed the burgers with tons of flavor and top it with a creamy cucumber tzatziki sauce.

ingredients for burgers:
1 lb ground turkey
2 tablespoons red onion, minced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon greek seasoning
1 egg
1/3 cup thawed and drained frozen spinach
salt and pepper

directions for burgers:
preheat grill (inside or out) to medium high heat. meanwhile combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix together. form into 5 equal patties. cook about 6 to 7 minutes per side.

ingredients for creamy cucumber tzatziki sauce:
1 cup non-fat, plain greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tablespoon dried dill (or 1 tablespoon fresh dill)
1/4 cup english cucumber, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup feta
salt and pepper

directions for creamy cucumber tzatziki sauce:
combine all ingredients in bowl, mix well and let sit in fridge for an hour before serving.

to assemble, place turkey patty on bed of lettuce. garnish with grilled zucchini slices and marinated tomatoes. top with tzatziki sauce and serve.

the final product


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