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Grilled Turkey Burgers on a wire serving tray. Served in a bun with cucumber, onion, lettuce, tomato and Tzatziki sauce.

Feta Spinach Grilled Turkey Burgers

These Feta Spinach Grilled Turkey Burgers aren’t just any ol’ turkey burger!  They’re made with garlic, spinach, and feta, are perfectly juicy and incredibly flavorful. They’re made with just a few ingredients, are easy to make and great for meal prep, too! No grill? No problem. Stovetop instructions included!

Prep: 15 minCook: 20Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 4-5 burgers 1x

Ingredients

Burgers:

  • 1 lb. ground turkey (93/7)
  • 2 tsp. olive oil or avocado oil
  • 3 big handfuls spinach, roughly chopped (~ 3 oz) 
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced 
  • ⅓ cup feta cheese, crumbled (~ 2-2 ½ oz.) (omit for dairy-free)
  • 1 ½ tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Optional Tzatziki sauce:

  • ½ cup grated English cucumber, squeezed to remove water*
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh dill (or 1 tsp. dried)
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to 425ºF-450ºF. A grill pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray over medium-high heat on the stove also works (follow the recipe as written).
  2. Place a pan over medium heat on the stove or grill. Add the oil and once hot add the roughly chopped spinach and garlic. Cook until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat and let cool slightly before making the burgers. 
  3. In a bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix well. 
  4. Spray hands with a little cooking spray and form into 4-5 large patties. Patties will weigh about 6 oz. each if making 4 (4.8 oz if making 5). Press a few extra crumbles of feta cheese into the patties. 
  5. Grill for 10 min on one side, flip and grill for another 6-8 min or until cooked through (160ºF internal temp).
  6. Serve between a bun, wrapped in a lettuce leaf, or on top of greens with fixings of choice such as onions (recommend pickled onions), lettuce leaf, tomatoes, cucumber slices, feta crumbles, and/or tzatziki sauce. 
  7. Optional Tzatziki Sauce: To make the tzatziki sauce, combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. This can be made the day ahead. For dairy-free Tzatziki sauce, try this paleo version

Notes

*place grated cucumber on a double layer of paper towel. Place a double layer of paper towel on top of the cucumber. Press to absorb liquid. Doesn’t need to be completely absorbed just enough so that it’s not extremely watery.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 burger (1/4 of recipe - burger only)
  • Calories: 225
  • Fat: 12 g
  • (Sat Fat: 3 g)
  • Sodium: 500 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 2 g
  • (Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 1 g)
  • Protein: 25 g

Dietary

© The Real Food Dietitians
Recipe By: Stacie Hassing
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