Healthy Greek Turkey Burgers

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We’re smack dab in the middle of grilling season, and I’ve got a great new recipe for you to test out at your next barbecue or event.  This recipe offers zesty Greek flavors in a surprising twist on a classic favorite.  The addition of antioxidant-packed veggies and the use of lean ground turkey make these burgers a healthy upgrade to your standard barbecue fare.  And they come together in just a few minutes!  Enjoy!

Healthy Greek Turkey Burgers from The Lyons Share

Healthy Greek Turkey Burgers

Healthy Greek Turkey Burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 burgers

Serving Size: 1 burger

Calories per serving: 132

Healthy Greek Turkey Burgers

Ingredients

  • 19 ounces (1 package) 99% lean ground turkey breast
  • 1/4 red pepper, diced
  • 10 kalamata olives, diced
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Dice vegetables and combine with salt and pepper.
  2. Add egg and ground turkey, and mix with your hands (it's easier that way! Just be sure they're clean!).
  3. Form into 6 patties.
  4. Grill burgers on outdoor grill or indoor grill pan on stove.
  5. You'll likely need 5-6 minutes per side, just be sure they're cooked all the way through.
  6. Serve and enjoy! I recommend serving with grilled asparagus and parsnip fries, as shown!

Notes

Although I was avoiding dairy while I made these, I bet they'd be great with a bit of feta cheese added in as well! Each burger contains 132 calories, 4g fat, 2g carbs, 22g protein.

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So tell me in the comments … Do you like turkey burgers?  What’s the most creative version of a burger you’ve ever made?

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Comments

  1. Debbie says

    Megan-the turkey burgers you made us last week were SO good, I never would have put apples in but they were delicious.

  2. says

    Thanks for sharing this creative way to do turkey.

    I love turkey burgers. The patties themselves are usually pretty basic, just some garlic salt pepper. The fun comes with the guacamole spread and using big leafy lettuce leaves as the bun. Tomato slices and red onion generally make an appearance too.
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  3. says

    These look fantastic! I love turkey burgers and, since it’s pretty much summer year round here, we grill all the time. I’m not a huge fan of olives, so I’d have to make mine without, but my daughter and husband LOVE olives so there’s no way I could eliminate them altogether. Will definitely try this recipe very soon! Thanks for sharing.
    ~Bre
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    • says

      Oh man I have been missing the curried tuna patties, Arman! Speaking of which … I made your mum’s eggplant and caramelized onion dip tonight! So good!!

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