Spinach and Feta Turkey Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

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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 (Freestyle): 14


    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


    For the Burger:
  1. 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.
  2. 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:
  1. Place the cucumber in a small bowl and sprinkle salt on top and set aside.
  2. 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.

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!

10 Comments on "Spinach and Feta Turkey Burger with Tzatziki Sauce"

  1. Ally  August 31, 2018

    Is the serving size info per burger?

  2. Wendy  August 13, 2019

    Is it really 2 teaspoons of garlic powder? Close-talkers beware 🤭

    • Nichole Furlong  August 17, 2019

      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.

  3. Allie  November 8, 2019

    Can you grill the turkey burgers?

    • Nichole Furlong  November 9, 2019

      Yes! Grilling is a delicious option for turkey burgers!

  4. Sara  November 25, 2019

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

    • Erin Milller  November 26, 2019

      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!

  5. Tina  January 31, 2020

    I made this tonight for dinner…Absolutely delicious!! This recipe is a keeper. Thanks so much:)

    • Nichole Furlong  February 2, 2020

      I’m glad you loved the recipe, Tina!


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