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Greek Turkey Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

Ah, the classic burger! A staple in many diets and an iconic symbol of quick, delicious meals. But what if we gave it a Mediterranean twist? Enter the Greek Turkey Burger - a harmonious blend of tangy, savory, and fresh flavors that will transport your taste buds straight to the Aegean coast. Imagine biting into a juicy burger patty made with succulent ground turkey, zesty lemon juice, fragrant parsley, crumbled feta cheese, and crunchy red onion slices. Now, amplify that experience with a drizzle of creamy tzatziki sauce, adding a cool and refreshing contrast.

This isn't just any burger; it's a culinary adventure that marries the best of both worlds: the heartiness of a burger and the aromatic allure of Greek cuisine. The best part? All ingredients are easily available at your local grocery store, and the preparation is straightforward. So, whether you're hosting a summer BBQ, planning a weeknight dinner, or just craving something different, this Greek Turkey Burger with Tzatziki Sauce is the answer to your gastronomic prayers.

Greek turkey Burger


For the Greek Turkey Burger:

  • 1 lb ground turkey

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley

  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Greek turkey burger patty blend

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 cucumber, finely grated and drained

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill

  • Salt, to taste

Homemade tzatziki for greek turkey burger


  1. Preparing the Burger Patty: In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, lemon juice, parsley, feta cheese, red onion, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.

  2. Shape the mixture into burger patties, each about 1/2 inch thick.

  3. Preheat a grill or stovetop pan over medium heat. Once hot, cook the patties for about 5-6 minutes on each side or until they're fully cooked through.

  4. Making the Tzatziki Sauce: While the burgers are cooking, prepare the tzatziki sauce. In a bowl, mix the Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, minced garlic, lemon juice, dill, and salt. Stir until well combined. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

  5. Assembly: Once the turkey burgers are done, serve them on your choice of buns or lettuce wraps. Drizzle a generous amount of tzatziki sauce on top or serve on the side for dipping.

There you have it - a Greek-inspired turkey burger that's a perfect blend of taste and texture. The creamy tzatziki complements the tangy flavors of the burger, making every bite a delightful experience. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a cooking novice, this recipe is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your cravings. So, the next time you're in the mood for a burger with a twist, remember the Greek Turkey Burger. Happy cooking!

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