Turkey Burgers with Tzaziki

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Turkey Burgers with Tzaziki

Course Main Course
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • Turkey Burgers:
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup finely diced onion
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 large carrot or 2 small carrots, grated
  • cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • pounds lean ground turkey or chicken breast, preferably organic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Tzatziki:
  • 4 ounces greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Optional:
  • lettuce + tomatoes, feta, and onions

Instructions

Turkey Burgers:

  1. In a large bowl, mix ground turkey with veggies (i’m keeping them raw but you can sauté first before, if you wish!), salt and pepper. Combine well and shape into 6 patties, about ¾-inch thick. Chill for 1 hour if possible to help hold their shape better.

  2. Heat a nonstick griddle or a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat and brush with a small amount of canola or coconut oil.

  3. Cook patties 5-6 minutes on each side. Serve with tzatziki and toppings of choice!

Tzatziki:

  1. Grate the cucumbers and drain over a strainer (20-30 minutes).

  2. Dry well with paper towel and squeeze most of the liquid out.Add the grated cucumber to a large bowl and combine with remaining ingredients. Taste for seasonings.

  3. Enjoy!