Spinach and Feta Turkey Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

Turkey is an excellent source of lean protein, which makes it better for weight loss than red meat. It also makes a delicious burger, and one that won’t sabotage your weight-loss goals. We’ve added superfood spinach and protein-packed feta cheese to this turkey burger to up the nutritional value and to add some zest. Garlic powder and oregano add even more flavor, and the creamy tzatziki sauce is way tastier than ketchup. Who says healthy food has to be boring?

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

Yields: 4 servings | Calories: 473 | Total Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 740mg | Carbohydrates: 30g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Protein: 36g | SmartPoints: 14

Ingredients

    For the Burger:
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, cooked
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 whole wheat burger buns
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced thin
  • 1 red onion, sliced thin
  • For the Tzatziki sauce:
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon dry dill
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Directions

For the Burger:

In a mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, garlic powder, salt, and oregano and mix well. Squeeze out any liquid remaining from cooked spinach and add to the turkey mix followed by the feta cheese. Mix until spinach and feta are evenly distributed. Divide into four equal portions and form into patties.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and medium heat. Once hot, add the turkey burgers. Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, turning half way through, or until burgers are firm and no pink remains in the center. Place patties on burger buns, top with sliced tomato and red onion. Drizzle with tzatziki sauce. Enjoy!

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

Place the cucumber in a small bowl and sprinkle salt on top and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients. After the cucumber and salt mix has sat for at least 5 minutes, squeeze out liquid from the cucumber and add to the yogurt mix. Combine well and serve on top of the turkey burger.

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You don’t have to give up burgers to eat clean! Check out these 7 Guilt-Free Burger Recipes for Summer and these 10 Beef-less Burgers Your Waistline Will Thank You For!

Looking for some healthy fries to go with your healthy burgers? Asparagus Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, and Celeriac Fries with Spicy Dipping Sauce are deliciously guilt free!

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