I love to make this one when the weather gets warmer. It is light and flavorful – and looks much more complicated to make than it is. You could easily prepare the mixture ahead of time, keeping it refrigerated until you are ready to cook. I also just discovered a skinny tzatziki sauce recipe, which was a delicious addition to these burgers.
The burger recipe comes directly from Weight Watchers magazine (see link here).
Ingredients: 18 oz ground turkey breast, 10 Tbsp crumbled fat-free or low-fat feta cheese, 3 Tbsp chopped mint, zest of 1 lemon, salt and pepper, whole wheat pita (or lavash roll or deli thins sandwich rolls)
In a medium bowl, mix together the ground turkey, feta cheese, chopped mint, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Divide mixture and form into patties. (I find that 2 Tbsp of turkey mixture makes a nice slider sized patty.) Broil for 5 minutes on each side (or until cooked thoroughly – do be careful as ground turkey meat will dry out if overcooked).
There are a few ways to prepare this – slide into a pita, put on a sandwich roll or deli thin, or cut or crumble the patty and put into lavash roll to make a wrap sandwich. Top with lettuce, tomato, cucumber (and any other fresh veggies) and add tzatziki sauce (see below for recipe).
SKINNY TZATZIKI SAUCE
This skinny tzatziki sauce recipe was part of a Greek 7 Layer Dip recipe from Skinnytaste. (Click here for that recipe.)
Ingredients: 1 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt, 1 clove finely minced garlic, 1 tsp fresh dill, juice of ½ lemon, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
Mix the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.
This recipe still needs a little tweaking. I ended up adding more lemon, dill, and garlic salt (all to taste) – but didn’t really note the exact quantities of what I used. It was still delicious and a fabulous addition to my Greek wrap sandwich. I am making the Greek 7 Layer dip this week, so I will have another opportunity to make this tzatziki sauce – I will keep you posted.