Happy Foodie Friday! Did this week seem extra long to anyone else? I guess that’s what happens when you take a family vacation that turns into a 5 day weekend! It’s a good thing I love every day of my new life, so long weeks are actually fun!
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
Healthy Greek Turkey Burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: bake entree gluten-free low-carb soy-free spinach turkey vegetables
Ingredients (6 burgers)
- 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
Dice vegetables and combine with salt and pepper.
Add egg and ground turkey, and mix with your hands (it’s easier that way! Just be sure they’re clean!).
Form into 6 patties.
Grill burgers on outdoor grill or indoor grill pan on stove.
You’ll likely need 5-6 minutes per side, just be sure they’re cooked all the way through.
Serve and enjoy! I recommend serving with grilled asparagus and parsnip fries, as shown!
Notes: Each burger contains 132 calories, 4g fat, 2g carbs, 22g protein.
So tell me in the comments … Do you like turkey burgers? What’s the most creative version of a burger you’ve ever made?
Wait!!!! WTF have I not visited you in awhile?!?!?! I AM SO CONFUSED but also dehydrated because this burger is SOOOOO UP MY ALLEY! Greek is my faveeeeee!!!
Welcome back, Gigi :). Thanks for the laughs!
Mmm I hadn’t tried turkey burgers until I went to America! I do love burgers or patties rather- hello chicken parmesan and curried tuna ones..which reminds me I need to make the latter again!
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!!
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.
I hope you enjoy them, Bre! My husband doesn’t like olives either … but that meant more burgers for me :).
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.
I love using turkey burgers in lettuce “buns” as you describe! Sounds delicious!
My husband would eat those if I didn’t tell him they were turkey-lol. Challenging for a vegetarian to be married to a carnivore
I hear you, Deborah! My sister is a vegetarian and her husband is a big carnivore. Good for you for making it work!
Megan-the turkey burgers you made us last week were SO good, I never would have put apples in but they were delicious.
Thanks, Aunt Debbie! Glad you liked them! Hope you give these a try, too!
Um, you are officially my food/kitchen/cook twin. This is exactly how I cook–integrating and infusing flavors with fresh ingredients. YUM
Yes! A twin! I do love infusing flavors with fresh ingredients! Hope you enjoy these 🙂
Looks good! We usually make plain turkey burgers. I love adding veggies to food so this good be great to try out!
I usually make plain ones, too, Lisa, but adding stuff in is pretty fun!
Yum these look delicious! I will have to give them a try!
I hope you try them, Sara!
Yum!! I love Greek ANYTHING!
I know you would love these, then, Divya!