Spinach and Feta Turkey Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

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Bring a little of the Mediterranean to your dinner table.

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?

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Spinach and Feta Turkey Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

This tasty burger won't interfere with your healthy-eating goals.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 burger
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean

Ingredients

For the Burger

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 3 cups spinach fresh, cooked
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 whole-wheat burger buns
  • 1 tomato medium, 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 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions

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

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1burger | Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 740mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 14
Keywords Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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10 Comments

    1. Hi Wendy, 2 teaspoons of garlic powder is not much when adding all the other ingredients! That is the correct amount, please feel free to adjust to your personal preferences.

  1. Delicious!!! I love them each time I make this recipe. Wondering what the nutrition information is if you don’t use a bun.

    1. Hey Sara!

      So I did the numbers without a whole wheat bun and this is what I got: Per serving- 313 calories / 21.5 grams of fat / 9 grams of saturated fat / 0 grams of trans fat / 105 mg of cholesterol / 430 mg of sodium / 3 grams of carbohydrates / 0 grams of fiber / 1 gram of sugar / 28 grams of protein.

      Of course keep in mind that these numbers probably aren’t 100% accurate due to the fact that different buns will have different macros, but it should be relatively close 🙂 Hope that helps!

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